Topic: Power

Is Kate Middleton One Of The Most Powerful Women In The World?

Is Kate Middleton One Of The Most Powerful Women In The World?

I recently went out with somebody who, upon my discussion of writing about Kate Middleton‘s pregnancy, asked, “Who is Kate Middleton?”

My head snapped towards him and gave him a look. “Who? Who is Kate Middleton? Meaning you have no idea?”

How is that possible?, I wondered, until I realized that it was kind of crazy how pervasive Middleton feels in my and anybody else’s mind who follows the media whatsoever. But does that mean she’s powerful? More »

Bullish: How To Run Your Career Like A Gentlewoman

Bullish: How To Run Your Career Like A Gentlewoman

Whenever anyone tells you to “celebrate your femininity,” you should be very suspicious. Certainly there’s nothing wrong with femininity (or celebrating), but generally anyone who gives you this festive directive is passive-aggressively indicating that your particular brand of femininity is just all wrong, and that instead you should 1) wear a dress, you dirty rugby player, 2) get your clitoris sensually rubbed in a group workshop, or 3) wear a denim jumper and stop using contraception. More »