I found this piece of information very interesting: investing your money in sustainable funds is the No.1 mean to foster climate change. I'm going to dig a bit more into this and see how I can adjust my investment strategy accordingly. Also, the rest of the list is similar amazing: not trashing your food and educating girls helps so much more than installing solar panels.
I felt so inspired and touched by this beautiful and hilarious speech by Tracee Ellis Ross about living your own frigging life. Watch it and set your intentions for 2018!
A little funny video about an actually tough problem, especially for the not so loud ladies out there. Take notice how the women at the end of the video reacted. Gold. (via)
When the creator is called a "French comic artist, a feminist, and a computer science engineer", the content must be really good, right? I smiled a lot at this cute comic, while at the same time it is very enlightening. Emma finds a great spin on the nasty household chore topic, that is probably responsible for 90% of couple fights. (via)
As someone experiencing first-hand all the still existing inequalities between men and women -- and supporting everyone speaking up against it (heya, sister!) -- I always found that this discussion is often times missed: why is it socially accepted for women to act "more masculine" (in work life, to fight for their rights, to not be reduced to feminine prejudices - to name a few), but rarely for men to express their "feminine side" (say, staying at home with the kids, working part-time, be less "bossy")? This article finds very good words to describe this situation of contemporary equality conflicts. An extract:
[...], married American men earn significantly more than their unmarried or divorced male peers, and their earnings go up with every child they have. Marriage seems to make men more productive at work because it allows them to outsource much of the housekeeping to their wives. Women, however, see no such “marriage premium”, and their earnings tend to go down with every new child. These parenthood effects can be seen across a variety of Western countries; they are greater in gender-conservative countries such as Austria and Germany, and weaker in more progressive countries, such as Sweden.
[...], there are far more incentives for women to act masculine than there are for men to act feminine. Women who behave like their male colleagues may be disliked for being “pushy” or “bitchy”, but these penalties are offset by the fact that they are also likely to enjoy more power and greater financial rewards. When men adopt the jobs and behaviours associated with women, however, they typically experience a loss of status with fewer perks and more social sanctions, especially from other men.
As much as we should further fight for female equality, we should do our best to support men in reaching theirs, too. (found via the wonderful #heforshe)
I laughed so much about this: a tumblr featuring panels with sole male participation. Certified by a dead-serious David Hasselhoff thumbs-up! It's hilarious and super sad, because #mansplaining. Yet I'm confident this will change slowly but steadily. And then...history reversed?! (found via Geekettes Facebook group)
It's never wrong to copy Audrey Hepburn when it comes to styling, in my opinion. See pictured above wearing a mini scarf. I recently bought myself one from Cassiopeia - a London-based design project by two Russian ladies, that produces beautiful silk/cashmere scarves designed by international artists (in limited editions!). For a little styling advice, check Verily Magazine's ideas.
Madame Moneypenny is one of the best resources when it comes to learning about managing your finances. I've been following her since she started her blog and would account her for triggering my now almost geekiness about financial topics (I used to so hate this). I can only recommend reading and starting to take care of your assets. Now. (Website in German)