Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar: New Domesticity Taking Over Feminisim
It’s a question that many women ask themselves: can you be a stay at home mom and a feminist? While women on the corporate ladder say you can’t have it all, others are finding their worth and passions are flourishing at home.
“New domesticity” is what author Emily Matchar said is the big trend. Moms are learning to can their own foods, grow their gardens, and make food from scratch. They still consider themselves feminists, but the recent economic hardships have them turning to home. Women are moving their families from corporate and city life to rural, down home lifestyles. It’s also good for the environment.
Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” Vs Emily Matchar’s New Domesticity
Some of these women are holding jobs and also adopting the new domesticity lifestyle. A college professor makes all of her own clothes. She sees everything as a challenge and throws out thoughts of catering and buying prepackaged foods for parties.
Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In is all about going out and being ambitious in the workforce. Matchar said that this is all good for some people, but for those that are family oriented, new domesticity is the thing.
Man of Steel Preview: Michael Shannon Plays Villain General Zod
In the new Man of Steel, Michael Shannon plays General Zod and we spend quite a bit of time on Superman‘s home planet. Christopher Nolan wanted to establish the before story for Superman, so we see Zod and Jor-El, played by Russell Crowe. Before Krypton was destroyed, General Zod and Jor-El agreed on what was happening to their home.
Shannon said that it’s important to tell the story of Krypton because it increases the inner conflict of Superman. He did a lot of preparation to get ready for the role. They trained with the people behind 300 and did a lot of martial arts to get ready.
Josh Elliot said that it may have been a different movie had it been geared for the people of Krypton. General Zod is not your traditional villain. Man of Steel opens June 14 2013.