Travel tips for women are all about safety. And for men?

A newspaper article a friend shared with me recently was full of tips on how to travel safely. It was on “travel precautions every woman business traveller should take.” There were lots of tips on staying safe – from identifying exits as soon as you enter any room, keeping your hands free to use your elbows for self defence, not accepting rides from casual acquaintances, … Continue reading Travel tips for women are all about safety. And for men?

Where have all our women elders gone?

I recently read an opinion piece in The Guardian by BrownwenClune saying, essentially, that society places too much emphasis on the age of a woman. That, in today’s times “older women… with things to say, feel their volume fading.” Whereas ageing men “are elevated to the status of elder statesmen (and their gaze turns to younger women).” The point struck home even harder a few … Continue reading Where have all our women elders gone?