The Wisdom of the Beguines for Safety Last time I was in Europe I ran workshops at Groot Begijnhof, a beguinage in Leuven. It was here I was able to experience the community structure and wonderful history of the early 13th century feminism. Beguines were semi-religious women who gathered together … [Read more...] about The Wisdom of the Beguines for Safety
Yes, of course. I have been conducting the MiProfile Diagnostic for over 20 years with over 75,000 participants and the evidence is clear, gender makes a difference when it comes to tackling risk. I just completed a huge MiProfile in India but have diagnostics from over 30 countries and the results … [Read more...] about Do Genders See Risk Differently?
Every time we run a program or workshop the number of females that attend is quite low. Indeed, it is extremely difficult to find women who have stayed long in the safety industry. It is also difficult to find any women in the safety industry who openly profess a Feminist ethic. A recent report … [Read more...] about Safety as a Masculinist Activity
Speaking Truth to Power and Safety Recently, two very brave young women delivered speeches at the National Press Club (https://youtu.be/YO8IQ_rVM8g). If you think these speeches were about ‘women issues’ or ‘sexism’ you would be wrong. The common theme of both speeches was speaking truth to power. … [Read more...] about Speaking Truth to Power and Safety
Cornell philosophy professor Kate Manne argues that misogyny is not about male hostility or hatred toward women — instead, it’s about controlling and punishing women who challenge male ideology. Misogyny rewards women who reinforce the status quo and punishes those who don’t. Misogyny can be … [Read more...] about Safety as a Mysoginist Activity