Episode #8: Resolutions
RESOLUTIONS: Who makes money from your New Year’s resolutions and what’s the difference between self-care and self-improvement? In the first episode of 2018, Charlotte and Emma discuss the empowerment of an Instagram shop, how to be a better feminist, and why bath bombs can be political.
- We’re happy to report that lots of men listen to the podcast too. #allmenwelcome
- Read ‘Why the concept of Blue Monday is so damaging’ by Emily Reynolds, Stylist, 15 January 2018; follow Emily on Twitter @rey_z. Mental health charity Mind wants to bust "the Blue Monday myth with #BlueAnyDay';
- Emma is alluding to Marie Kondo’s book on how to declutter your life with joy; it was a big feature of 2017 resolutions;
- Read ‘Not Everything Is A Side Hustle’ by Ann Friedman, The Cut, 11 January 2018. Follow Ann on Twitter @annfriedman;
- ‘“Mumpreneurs”: an encouraging identity or belittling to businesswomen?’ The Guardian, 11 July 2014;
- Emma highly recommends the brilliant Tilly and the Buttons for anyone thinking about taking up sewing;
- The lush world of Lush bath bombs;
- Dr Ming Lim and Dr Mona Moufahim published an article on ‘The spectacularization of suffering: an analysis of the use of celebrities in ‘Comic Relief’ UK’s charity fundraising campaign’ in the Journal of Marketing Management, Vol. 31, No. 5-6 (2015), pp. 525-545. It deals with celebrity humanitarianism and suffering. Read more about Dr Moufahim here and Dr Lim here. Professor Lilie Chouliaraki at the LSE has also published on solidarity as a lifestyle: read more about her here and follow her on twitter @chouliaraki_l;
- We talked a lot about exercise and This Girl Can in the first ever episode of Tomorrow Never Knows - listen to that here;
- We repeat: no swimsuits in saunas!
- The Reverend Professor Stephen Orchard gave a lecture on the temperance movement at the Museum of London in March 2013: listen to that here. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a prominent temperance leader and an American suffragette; read more about her here. Frances Willard was another American temperance and women’s activist; read more about her here;
- ‘Men or mice: is masculinity in crisis?’ by Ross Raisin, The Guardian, 6 October 2017; 'All Man', Grayson Perry's Channel 4 documentary from 2016, is available on YouTube;
- Here are some feminist resolutions for 2018, written by Buzzfeed’s Beatriz Serrano;
- Charlotte’s quoting lines from Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem ‘Burning the Old Year’ (read the whole poem here):
- Charlotte recommends Lovesick – aka Scrotal Recall – which is on Netflix in the UK. Read Bim Adewunmi’s article about it here and follow Bim on Twitter @bimadew;
- Emma recommends Young & Promising - aka Unge lovende - which is on Channel 4 (or All4) in the UK. She’s desperate to find out whether swallows are really as loud in Oslo as they are in TV shows filmed there. Get in touch, Norwegian listeners!
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