|Sex and Power by Rita Banerji|
|Sex and Power by Rita Banerji|
|Shame prevents us from revealing our past
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I\’m writing a post here after nearly 9 months and I must say that work, part-time studies and business have been keeping waaaaayy too busy. Oh, I forgot to mention that in the middle of all these, we\’ve a new house purchase agreement that is going on. 2015 had been a crazy but very successful and rewarding year. I hope all of you had a great year and all the best for year 2016.
I saw this post on Facebook yesterday and I can\’t stop thinking about it! Initially, I thought this short video is based on a real incident that\’s happening to women but I just learned that it is based on the reality of all farmed animals and dairy cows being exploited everyday in farms across the world for us to enjoy a glass of milk.
Now, I\’m not sure if I should feel glad that\’s it not happening to women or feel bad for the way we treat cows.
I didn\’t manage to watch this video past 7 minutes.
Viewer discretion: For mature audiences only.
Does this ever ring a bell to you that we have been very selective in our battles that we no longer care about things that do not affect us any more?
|As it happened: Charlie Hebdo attack|
“When you say: ‘Everybody is Charlie,’” Thoret said, referring to the “Je Suis Charlie” slogan that consumed social media and became a subject of some debate among those who found its style uncomfortable, “We have two waves of reactions.” At first, he says, of course he agrees. But then, he added, he realises that the slogan itself “doesn’t mean anything”.
It will take months, Thoret said. “We’ll see the way the debate [over freedom of expression] is going” then, he said. It would be horrible, he said, to find himself surrounded by people who all agree with each other. It would remind him, he said, as a film critic, of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. They were happy for the support but, he added: “We are not naive.”
|The reaction from Charlie Hebdo following the brutal attack in January 2015.|
The Montreal Massacre 1989: Another Reason Why We Need Feminism http://thoughtsandviewsthatmatter.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-montreal-massacre-1989-another.html
From those studying the medicinal benefits of centipede venom to those researching the existence of life bearing extrasolar moons, scientists have turned to crowdfunding for issues which have captured the popular imagination but have been overlooked by a traditional grant process. Without commenting on the value of individual projects (one questionable project has funded a review of frog sounds in the Amazon), I’m fascinated by the phenomenon of crowdfunding allowing people to put their money where their passion is.
It’s a cliché that everything in our society costs money, but that doesn’t make it less true. Rather than lament a reality that I can’t even see a way around, (after all, whether it’s rent, utilities, food, or equipment, most money for expenses goes to people who themselves have bills to pay) I love the idea that crowdfunding gives society the opportunity to pay for the things that they deem valuable…
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Thoughts and prayers for Malaysia
My thoughts are with AirAsia, those onboard the missing QZ8501, their loved ones, and everyone who is saddened by this news. I wonder how AirAsia’s flamboyant and charismatic CEO, Dato’ Seri Tony Fernandes, is dealing with this–he calls it his ‘worst nightmare’ in a tweet–but I have a feeling that he is the sort of leader that people could find a measure of comfort in during such a crisis. Someone capable of coming up with solutions, and even in the face of tragic outcomes, he is the kind of leader who is the beacon of hope, providing strategies to restore hope and move forward.
Why do I say this? I do not know him personally, but six years ago, I attended his talk on the subject of branding, during which he shared many inspiring nuggets of wisdom and clever ideas. So this is how I developed an impression of him…
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This is so sick
by Rita Banerji
While India’s loathing of daughters leads to more than a million female feticides each year, and the killing of thousands of new born girls, the Bedia is one community that wants girls.
When a woman is pregnant, the family hopes it will be a girl. Not a boy.
What makes the Bedia’s stance on girls different from that of the rest of India?
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