Monthly Archives: July 2017

Women’s Work

A cancelled series reveal the fight for women's pay equality is still underway. Once upon a time, in 1969, women weren't "allowed" to wear slacks at the office. This wasn't for modesty - miniskirts and tight dresses were fine, 9-5. The dress code was to keep gender difference clearly delineated, as in the classic insult...

Who Runs The World?

In CBS drama Madam Secretary, patriarchy matters a little less. Madam Secretary (CBS, in its third season) breaks bold new ground in media portrayals of women leaders: Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord's friends, family, colleagues, and even the President of the United States treat her as if, in fact, she can lead. On television and in film,...