Jess McCabe // 13 January 2009
I like this story about how Emily Cummins burrowed away in her grandfather’s shed inventing things like a fridge that works on principles of evaporation, and doesn’t need to be plugged in. The garden shed inventor is always male in popular culture. It’s a shame the Daily Mail so effectively messed up reporting the story so thoroughly.
Jewess posts about Hungry to be Heard, a documentary on young Orthodox girls with eating disorders.
Charcoal Ink posts about attitudes to afros in office environments.
Bidisha posts about marriage and weddings, over at CiF. Caution: it’s a bit inflammatory.
Women who’ve taken long career breaks to look after their children are to get £500 bonds to pay for retraining, reports The Guardian.
The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker talks through some of the reasons why women do all the cooking, then eat last.
Cara posts at Feministe about pressure experienced by boys who compete at double dutch (skipping).
Finally, do you remember the story a while back, about how after transitioning, trans women see a drop in pay, while trans men see pay stay the same or go up? It led to some interesting debate when Laura blogged about it – The Bilerico Project interviewed one of the authors of the report.