The Culture

Kam Franklin
Kam Franklin: Create Space for Female Acts

May 9, 2018 By Katy Vine

"Sometimes a festival rep will say they don’t want acts that are too similar. Could you imagine telling a man, 'Sorry, we can only have one indie rock band, you're all wearing Levi's and that's pretty overdone so we can't have that'?"

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Nicki Turnbow: Be Tough and Do Your Job Well

May 9, 2018 By Charley Locke

"As a woman, you can’t put yourself in a bad position. One day, a foreman asked me to ride down with him to where they were drilling a deep gas well, about 45 miles away. I didn’t any more want to go than a man in the moon, and I should have said it, but I was thirty years old, and I didn’t know how to say that. I felt like I would be hurting my work opportunities."

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Anonymous: Recognize the Emotional Cost of Coming Forward

May 9, 2018 By Charley Locke

"I think a lot of nurses—ICU, emergency room, operating room nurses in particular—have to emotionally shut down to do their jobs. It’s like we learn to develop an aperture in our lens, of what you can let in and what you can’t. If you let yourself feel everything that happens there, you’re not gonna make it. And I think sometimes we let things pass that we shouldn’t."

Terri Burke workplace discrimination
Terri Burke: Provide Legal Resources to Women, Especially in Small Businesses

May 9, 2018 By Charley Locke

"It’s so important to have a place where people can feel free to bring their issues to someone to investigate, and in a smaller setting, victims really worry about losing their jobs. They worry that nobody will believe them, so they’ll lose their jobs for complaining. They worry that if it does become public, they’ll have to relive the whole experience. They worry about stigma."