Ageism is everywhere, it seems. You can get dinged for being too old for everything from who you should date to whether you can handle a job or current technical skills.
Recent shocking new stories about abuses in a reportedly toxic work environment here in Canada and video evidence of the heckling of women in public have got me thinking about my own experiences. Have I ever encountered inappropriate behaviour in the workforce or on the streets of Vancouver? Have I ever concluded that I was treated badly but felt that I couldn’t speak up?
Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial It is not the time when you would expect everything to hit the fan but that’s when it happened. Just before heading off to church, my husband and I had a “blow up” over how I was collecting everything I needed by a bag in the front hall. Since my son came around [...]
Many articles have been written, tweets shared and posts posted in the days since Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” idea has become a much discussed term. Since then there has been a new kerfuffle as women discuss Paltrow’s comparison of actors on set versus women in the office who are also mums.
Mid Gen Xers – people born in the late 60s and early 70s – are a quiet bunch. They don’t talk about their childhood much. Every stage of their personal evolution isn’t followed closely by journalists and bloggers. They remain the perennial latch key kids. Their pop culture history – their fashion history – is mostly buried in private photo albums in the darkest corners of their parents’ homes. It’s fun to see that era shown on the screen but is the depiction accurate?
Pamela Chan/BCFamily.ca/Editorial If you’re looking to get married in British Columbia, there is a wide range of options for wedding locations and vendors. Depending on what your budget is, you could go for a natural and simple affair or really splash out. The same can be said when you start a family. You can find [...]