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📚 Bibliographies: 002 – Financial education, birth control, and language
In which I think about sexual inequalities
I’ve been enjoying Diem’s newsletter The Things We (Don’t) Talk About. A couple of pieces with topics that I want to dive further into:
“Help me, I’m poor” | Talks about the gender bias in financial education, and how financial literature targeting women centres around “saving” (instead of “investing”, which is in financial literature for men). As a woman, I love it when my money makes money – teach me how to do that.
I want to talk about… “The Pill” | I want to watch the documentary mentioned in this piece – The Business of Birth Control, as well as explore the many controversial conversations around birth control.
Language and how we use it is a topic I’m always interested in (especially because I’m using Lacanian theories for my thesis). Somehow, I came across this piece exploring how language reveals power dynamics → From the Mixed-Up History of Mrs., Miss, and Ms.
I was actually trying to find more writings about the sexualisation of honorifics after reading The Fetishization of Asian Cultures in the West. (Can we please stop using the phrase “open the kimono” as a business term?)