Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow, June 22, 2010, 1:00 pm EST, and listen to Melissa Silverstein, blogger at Women & Hollywood, host a Fem2.0 radio show about the entertainment industry and its relationship with breast implants and with plastic surgery generally. She will be joined by Command Trust Network founder Sybil Niden Goldrich, actress and women’s health activist Mary McDonough (formerly "Erin" on The Waltons) and Dr. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families.
The group will explore the impact of plastic surgery on entertainment, and the double standards for male and female performers in regard to appearance. They will also talk about how the covert pressure from Hollywood to be thin, to have big boobs and to look young is now influencing even young women to start getting work done.
Please join and share your thoughts, comments and questions via online chat or Twitter (#fem2 and #hollywood).
Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 74229
This week on the blog:
Madama Ambi shares with us an interview that she did with Nora Shourd, mother of Sarah Shourd, one of three imprisoned hikers in Evin prison, Iran.
Also, a new piece from Marcia Yerman: "Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists."
This week, Meg Massey finds a new radio show that will be on the air on June 26th. Marcia Yerman comments on the New York Times’ article about French writer Elizabeth Badinter’s book, "Le conflit: la femme et la mere" ("Conflict: The woman and the mother"). Finally, Erin Matson shares an article from Politico that contends that women are very scarce on the Sunday talk shows.
See all the links (and our comments) to What We’re Reading, here.