Author: Natasha

Money Is Power

You probably also noticed that the economy isn’t doing so well, and it isn’t producing jobs. Instead of caring about the wage collapsing effects that are draining public funds, the people who were wrong about everything in the first place…

Distorting Relationships

This is the fourth in a series examining issues raised by a blog post from Chamber of Commerce Senior Communications Director Brad Peck, where he suggested that women’s interest in closing the gender pay gap amounted to a “fetish for…

Prejudice

I was out browsing and found that the Slacktivist felt compelled to apologize recently, in order to head off any terrible misunderstandings: As a white male Baptist, it is my duty today to denounce the violence perpetrated by Patrick Gray…

On Generosity

This is the third in a series examining issues raised by a blog post from Chamber of Commerce Senior Communications Director Brad Peck, where he suggested that women’s interest in closing the gender pay gap amounted to a “fetish for…

In The Books

It seems there’s been a bit of an uptick lately in musings on either side of the internet-is-destroying-our-attention-spans vs. internet-is-changing-our-consciousness-for-the-better debate. I don’t know which point of view has the right of it, even if I do think I read…

The Motherhood Discounting

This is the second in a series examining a post written by Chamber of Commerce Senior Communications Director Brad Peck, and the subsequent apologies for it by himself and Chamber COO David Chavern. Peck decided to commemorate the 90th anniversary…

Power and Beauty

“Beautiful women have a lot of power. … From what I’ve seen, they get away with whatever they want.” I overheard that during a break yesterday. A nice seeming man, late 30s or early 40s maybe, white, was chatting with…