International Women’s Day From Gloria Steinem’s Perspective

International Women’s Day From Gloria Steinem’s Perspective

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Gloria Steinem has been one of the most well-known spokespeople for equal rights, specifically women’s, since the start of her journalism career in the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the age of eighty-six, she is still an activist, traveling around the world as an organizer and lecturer speaking on issues of equality. For 2021’s International Women’s Day she spoke with the magazine Variety’s Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller and how women ‘just need to keep going,’ even though there is a darkness that resides within the halls of equality. She admits that one of the main reasons that women are under …

Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 4/4/19

Bookstr’s Three to Read This Week 4/4/19

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March was Women’s History Month—but, while we appreciate the sentiment, we also know that women make history every month. In the entire world, men outnumber women only slightly, with a ratio of 102 men to every 100 women. We also know (or should know) that, in certain region, the infanticide of female children has impacted this figure. In the United States, women outnumber men. And yet, women’s stories are frequently placed into their own categories. Women’s stories are frequently deemed less universal. This week, we delve deeply into those stories: the professional, the political, and the historic. So often, women’s …

The Second Shelf: A Feminist Bookshop About Rare Books, First Editions, and Future Classics in Soho

The Second Shelf: A Feminist Bookshop About Rare Books, First Editions, and Future Classics in Soho

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A N Devers, a writer and an arts journalist based in London, started an online store about feminist rare books, first editions, and manuscripts, and plans to open a bookshop in Soho.     Image Via The Second Shelf     Devers came to the idea of “The Second Shelf” in 2014, and since then she aimed to become an official “bookwoman” to balance the bookselling markets. In her interview at Guardian, Devers mentioned how the word “bookman” not only generalizes the concept of what we think of the people collecting books, but also dominates the whole book retailing process. This occurs in …

New Adaptation Promises to Turn Hollywood Ageism on Its Head

New Adaptation Promises to Turn Hollywood Ageism on Its Head

If you’re a film buff, you know the actress Annette Bening. When she was younger, she acted in several massive movies like American Beauty and The Grifters. Bening recently wrapped up filming for her newest movie, based on Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, a memoir written by actor Peter Turner, which focuses heavily on his relationship with fellow actress Gloria Grahame.   The film shares a name with the memoir, and stars Jamie Bell as Peter and Bening as Gloria. Bening revels in her role because Grahame was much older than Turner when the two started their romance. Bening, who was used …