International Women's Day

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    Is today....

    And NPR is marking it with 7 interesting women most of whom got little attention from the media.

    7 Gutsy Women To Know For International Women's Day

    Alika Kinan, a sex trafficking activist who successfully sued her captors.

    When Kinan was a teenager in her native Argentina, a woman offered to buy her a plane ticket. Kinan thought was going to go on a great adventure. Instead, she was trafficked — stripped of her travel documents and taken to a brothel, where she was expected to have sex with 15 to 30 men a day. It was nearly 20 years before she was rescued.

    Chinai Mathabire from Zimbabwe

    This year, she received an International AIDS Society prize for showing that a faster tuberculosis test could be implemented at health centers in southeast Africa. Her goal is save the lives of HIV-positive patients who contract TB.

    And many more fascinating women.
     
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    any special holiday recipes available?
     
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    Historically I find Victoria Woodhull fascinating
    for running for President with Frederick Douglass under the Equal Rights Party
    at a time women couldn't even vote. So she made a statement by running which was legal.
    She was as radical as liberals in the 60's but this was in the 1870's over
    a century ahead of her time. And totally ostracized, and chased out of the country for
    her politics that scared people to death.

    Today for the antitrafficking heroes I believe set the best examples to follow
    * Dottie Laster of the Heidi Search Center
    She consults with communities and law enforcement on applying RICO laws on restitution
    and reclaiming houses and property abused for trafficking so victims and communities can convert them into
    community centers and programs to rebuild and recover from poverty crime and abuse
    * Kathryn Griffin in Houston who helps women go from being pimped in jail to working steady
    jobs and being financially self-sustaining within 5 years
    * Deepa Willingham of Pace Universal who builds schools and daycares
    for women and children in poor regions otherwise overrun by poverty and trafficking

    I also promote the leadership and model programs of
    Mary Cunningham Agee who has expanded the Nurturing Network
    to provide financial, educational and career alternatives to college and working women to prevent abortion
    and Juda Myers founder of choices4life who supports rape victims from being forced into abortion against their beliefs.

    The day more women unite across party lines to end rape, trafficking, bullying and abuse,
    we will win the war against war, violence and coercion and truly establish free choice and consent as the rule of law.

    Everyone wants liberty and freedom when it comes to our own beliefs.
    So it makes no sense to abuse party or group power to collectively dominate
    and abridge the same freedom of others.

    The "patriarchal" system of domination by one "alpha" leader beating down all the other competition for the title
    only goes so far. It doesn't solve the root problems left for the people to suffer the consequences,
    while our resources get diverted into these battles for turf and dominance in public.

    The work done behind the scenes is disproportionately carried by women
    who can cross over social lines and barriers and work with other women,
    families and communities suffering from lack or diversion of resources.

    Women have this ironic advantage: because women are not seen equally
    as men and taken seriously as leaders of whole groups, women can work
    behind the scenes while men are conditioned to stand for a group and stick to their guns without budging
    or else they are weak. Women are expected to be weak, so we can bend and work with other
    groups and this doesn't threaten our "manhood" the way men's ego's are designed.

    Women are conditioned either socially or spiritually to respond to "relations" with others
    and process decisions in that larger context. Some men choose to develop this approach
    but the male brain does not operate the same as women's brains who process 'holistically"
    all the time. There is both a gender bias, and cultural, where collectively oriented cultures
    "of color" do not process decisions as "linearly" as European based cultural thinking
    that is more individualistic in approach. Men also are conditioned to think and prioritize
    more "autonomously" separating their turf and responsibility from what belongs to others.
    While women and minority cultures tend to think in terms of "collective" or "shared" responsibility
    putting family and community first before one's individual needs and trying to balance these equally.

    We need both styles of leadership to play the roles and serve the purpose that best fit
    each person.

    The role and contributions that women serve in society are harder to capture
    in the media than just announcing somebody got elected or issued a public ruling, order or mandate.

    It's easier to publicize that you stand for something by summarizing it in political sound bytes
    and then sticking to that one point or one position.

    The true solutions in society require diverse input and angles from all sides, all voices and all communities.

    The work that women do in the world doesn't even show up in the GNP unless it's a formal company
    that exchanges goods and services in dollars and cents tracked by numbers and stats we can measure.

    To value people equally, we can't depend on politics or media or elections to tell us who's in charge.
    If we look at who is doing the work locally to build community programs and
    serve whether paid or not, that's where we vote with our voices, time and energy.
    That labor we invest in our local community and relationships
    becomes the capital that all other systems grow from.
     
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    Bless all of you international women and ladies !!

    Don't forget to keep making babies. Otherwise human populations and civilization itself will become extinct like the dinosaurs.
     
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    They don't have " MENS" day this is NOT equal =) it's bs. Who gives a fk about women who have to brag about being one.

    I'm such a bubble buster aint I. :iyfyus.jpg:
     
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    Happy INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! Children need to be cared for, diapers have to be changed, meals need to be cooked, kitchen clean-up needs to be done, living quarters have to be cleaned, laundry needs to be done, so does shopping. So many men know that these services are essential. To those who want to sneak out of doing their share, a big kick in the pants! Lovely to see on the BBC of what is happening in Spain this day!
     
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    Is Caitlin Jenner on the list?
     
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    Gotta be a real woman
     
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    Wonder if the leaders of the Womens March, who are anti-semites, are going to be honored ?
     
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