From My Inbox: Gender + πŸ’©

Random interesting & useful πŸ’© pulled from the myriad of emails which land in my inbox.

From My Inbox: Gender + πŸ’©

I had a bit of an epiphany following a recent trip to Ireland: I know very little about the history or the stories of the women in my own family. This epiphany coincided with reading David Brooks' "How To Know A Person". In it, Brooks notes that he had intimate, deeply-connected dinner party conversation when he asked the question "how do your ancestors show up in your life?". My reaction to reading the question was: "they don't" (or at least 1/2 of the them don't, or not fully, as they are simply appendages to another's - the male in my family's - story).

I joke that my next book will be titled "The Patriarchy in My Own Family" (a joke, as that will not be the title of the book I'm currently working on, but still no joke).

With that, a curated bit of πŸ’© from my inbox:

β€˜How much better is it to have poverty with no master than wealth with slavery?’ – Boudica, according to the Roman historian Cassius Dio

πŸ‘ Archeological discoveries animate the life of the warrior queen who took on Rome (Aeon) + for more on Boudica (BBC)

πŸ’©β€˜Just for ladies’: Picassos moved to female toilets at MONA in response to court ruling (Women's Agenda)

πŸ‘ Rapport: The Hidden Advantage That Women Managers Bring to Teams (HBR)

πŸ’© More women in venture capital doesn’t mean more funding for female-led businesses, new research suggests βˆ’ here’s why (The Conversation)

πŸ€ͺ Move Over, Genghis Khan. Many Other Men Left Huge Genetic Legacies (Smithsonian)

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