Month: April 2013

Social Media. The new S&M

It began last week, the feeling that communicating was no longer any fun. It had gone beyond a joke. In fact it had gone beyond serious into something that was scrambling my brain. At times, at a lot of times,…

Tired of feminism? No just tired of life.

I think the tipping point might have been Sheryl Sandberg’s exhortations to women to ‘lean in’ but I suspect I got tired a long time before that. Sandberg illustrates one of the key issues in feminism today: it has become…

Put a label on it

It’s often been said we are slaves to labels. Being a slave to Prada is no bad thing compared to the epidemic of self=labelling we find ourselves in. Very recently, a friend and I were reading an email from a…

Behold the age of emotional hijack

We are emotional slaves to bandwidth. A bomb went off in Boston. Tragic, yes. And so immediately the rest of the news didn’t matter. Because what Boston was, wasn’t just a bomb, it was a news bomb. The existence of…

You can never have it all

Having it all has become the default interview topic for a certain kind of fortunate woman, often in film. You know the deal: beautiful actress is interviewed about her life, her gorgeous kids, her houses, her movies, her couture and…