Saint Paul, Minnesota
Director - ARAcontent: Digital Marketing, Husband, Father, Reader, Music Lover, World Traveler, Foodie, Football (Soccer) Fanatic
Another great post Gini...while attitudes s l o w l y change, I can't agree more how important it is to challenge stereotypes on both sides of the issue, to work tirelessly toward the places you want to get to, all while supporting those who are trying to do the same in many of the ways you suggested. As someone who has always felt more drawn to working inside the home rather than climbing the ladder, I'm fortunate to be married to a woman who is extremely career driven, yet still thrills to her role as mother. Even as we've found a great balance in our lives and roles, I still see the skepticism and disdain when I share that I work from home...even though this means I have a full time career working 'from' home which also allows me to participate in more of the domestic and childcare responsibiiltes. As far as the Danica jokes go, that's a tough one...though her racing accplishments should be heralded for what they are, it is difficult to not make the connection with her work on surely some of the most degrading ad campaigns of all time for godaddy and run wild with the comparisons. Another less mean, less titillating example might be McKayla Maroney who seemed to be more recognized for her "not impressed" look than her overall achievements in the 2012 London Olympics (though I know she helped to perpetuate the craze as it grew.) I often wondered if there would have been the same reaction and explosive response if it was a male athlete in the same situation.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Women’s Equality: It Starts with Us or it Stays an Illusion
Congratulations - very exciting!
12 months ago on Arment Dietrich Creates Partnership with Thornley Fallis
You can let your imagination run as wild as you will...let's just say Luke, Leia, and everyone else were positioned in many unflattering, NC-17 type positions.
1 year, 6 months ago on Gin and Topics: Are Star Wars Toys Worth Dying Over?
Okay to admire...okay to touch and possibly play with if given permission. Never smash though. (Should mention I am still scarred by a New Year's Eve party I hosted where I let friends in to the "Star Wars room". They did terrible things with my action figures!)
And don't worry on the snow...it is coming and I think we are in for a walloping this year!
NEVER touch the Star Wars toys. NEVER. EVER.
ginidietrich One more thing we agree on! (Was that what you were going to tell me? :-) Yes - would be a GREAT topic of conversation...I was able to transition when I first moved to MN because Dayton's was so much like Field's. When they changed the name here, I reveled in having Field's again AND understood the local dismay at losing Dayton's. But it was a transition that stuck (mainly because there weren't many alternatives and who wouldn't be happy to gain Frango!?!) Macy's is no Field's (or Dayton's) and I have refused to step foot in a Macy's, save for a gift card required for work and a momentary lapse of... will while shopping with my wife. Although, I do miss having the additional options you have in Chicago... (and my Field Gear and 111 State and...)
2 years, 3 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Universe Is Upside Down
ginidietrich Well, all things must pass and given the choice, I'd probably head to Gino's East. Though I imagine someone can make a go of it w/the Giordano's name. If not, always sad to see those tradtions fall... don't get me started on Marshall Field's!
My goodness, now I am feeling thirsty...and hungry, I hadn't heard about Giordano's :-(
As always, great reading to accompany the cocktails! :-)
kategroom Well said...
2 years, 5 months ago on Merry Christmas from My Family to Yours!
What a great looking family - Thanks for sharing them with us! Merry Christmas to you too Gini, and to you & yours, all the best for the New Year!
For a conversation starter, it was obviously a good one... The issue lies in the authoratative nature of the post...as if Sarah, from the PR world, has the right or the insight to make pronouncements, let alone judgements(!) on behalf of the PR world...
The danger in these posts, if the ensuing conversation is not studied and consumed, is that some folks will take Sarah's thoughts as gospel and run with them without exploring alternative thoughts or ideas...obviously this can be said for any blog, for any post...which all ties back to traditional media and the importance of not believing everything you read. But when the blog begins with the assertion, "...who works at an actual PR firm and has smart advice and keen observations to share" that guidance may slip by the wayside in a rush to learn "keen observations."
Gini...love to see you riled up and the great image you chose for your post.
2 years, 5 months ago on PR People Suck