“Do not seek to bring things to pass according to your wishes, but wish for them as they are and you will find them.” Anonymous.
So how many women are skilled at controlling their anger? And at what cost? I promise to try to tell the truth about my feelings in a powerful but feminine way!
“We are each of us ANGELS with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” Anonymous
I love Jeremy Rifkin’s talk. He is a modern day philosopher and well worth listening to. He suggests that the number one human drive is belonging. I agree.
I totally support Sharon Gregson and Stephanie Smith in their fight for $10 a day childcare. Please go to www.cantaffordchildcare.ca and donate. As I see it, childcare not only helps women raise kids AND have a career that is meaningful but it also makes more sane and balanced families. It also saves about $600 million in absenteeism, turnover and healthcare!. And as for the government policy makers who count on our future workers fro industry and taxes, unless we help pay for the care of our next generation women will continue choosing NOT to have children. [Source: Op Ed Vancouver Sun, 5 March 2013]
This is my favorite quote. I wonder why?
“Well behaved women seldom make history.” Laurel Thomas Ullich
I love this idea. Create an App that women can use to report street harassment. Finally a way to give women back some power against random and not-so- random sexist attacks. Its now in 71 cities and 24 countries. And its run by volunteers! Wow. here is a quote from ts website: ”Our site is premised on the idea that women tell the truth, and in over five years we’ve never had anyone contact us and say “That’s not me.” Find out more at www.Vancouver.iHollaback.org
I saw Eve Ensler last year in Vancouver. She is an truly amazing woman and leader. I support everything she does. So go out and dance on the street today to celebrate the possibility of no more violence against women - ever!
The book: “Guys Guide to Feminism” by Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel (Seal Press) is a must read by everyone. It’s funny, easy to read and straight to the point. I learned alot!
Here is what I got from an amazing talk by Michael Kimmel at UBC last week. It was on ”GuyLand” – boys and masculinity.
Our young boys are STILL being told to adhere to an out dated masculinity code that requires them to: not be feminine or a sissy; be a big wheel; be a sturdy oak and be very daring (the so called “man box”). The older men in our society do not teach our young men (as they do in other cultures) how to be a GOOD MAN (e.g., caring, strong and compassionate). Thus we have another generation of sporty-men and fraternity guys still trashing women and acting tough. It’s time for men to learn about how gender affects them. Its time for fathers to learn how to teach their boys what a good man really is! And get off the porno sites!
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