The other beauty myth

In 1991 Naomi Wolf wrote The Beauty Myth where she claimed that women are oppressed by patriarchal pressure to be beautiful. What she failed to tell us is where the beauty-mandate originated, or how it is used to gain and maintain power over men. Peter Wright fills in some of the gaps left by Wolf’s victim narrative.

Women in the Indian work force

The number of women participating in the Indian workforce has dropped significantly as the country progresses economically. Burt Phoenix provides an overview of the trend and asks what might be the factors driving women’s lowered participation in the workforce?