Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cate in the media!

Recently I was asked to comment on a rather sexist, stereotypical article written about women and craft. You can see my thoughts and the interview here


Stacey said...

Hi Cate

As one of the people interviewed for Kylie Hansen's story, I read the follow up story and your comments with interest.

I have to say I am totally in agreement with your comments regarding women choosing to live sustainably and run successful businesses as opposed to a return to 1950s style domesticity.

I think one point that could have been explored a little more in the article was the fact that the resurgence of craft and domestic skills, for want of a better term, is in most cases driven by choice and anti-consumerism, rather than necessity.

Having said that, I do think the Herald Sun articles took a tongue in cheek tone when referring to "the housewife being back", rather than seriously suggesting that a return to 1950s roles is happening.

Thanks for raising some very interesting points.

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

oh I agree with you, I've done a bit of research on the consumerism issues around crafting and it's certainly fraught with ethical dilemmas...