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The Roundtable Podcast 64

Week of 23.03.2014

suffragists

Video shows Rob Ford inhaling from pipe, new documents reveal | Malaysia Airlines MH370 search: No actual sighting from satellite image | Sister Cristina Scuccia on the Voice | New Music: The Internet, “Dontcha” | Alison Redford resignation: Did sexism play a role in her demise? | Ban Bossy | My Little Pony | Feminism | A Guy’s “Ideal Day” Would Include 4 Hours and 19 Minutes of Sex | Sharia to be enshrined in British legal system as lawyers get guidelines on drawing up documents according to Islamic rules

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Feminism, for and against

ban-bossy

IF YOU HAVEN’T yet heard of Sheryl Sandberg’s Ban Bossy campaign, here is a video, and below is a brief overview of the Facebook COO’s effort, in which she is joined by Condoleeza Rice, Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg and Jane Lynch:

When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.

Pledge to Ban Bossy.

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