Sense and Sustainability – How Women can Boost the Economy
This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013. Read more at http://blog.global-economic-symposium.org/. Most of the panels at the Global Economic Symposium had quite a strict format, with a bunch of luminaries in direct agreement over a topic discussing what the best approach to the issue would be. Sometimes there […]
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The lady in the pictures: distant mothers, successful professionals and burnout syndrome
My friends find it hard to believe that I have no childhood memories of my mother. Sure there are pictures in her photo albums that prove that she was indeed around while I was a child. But even though I’ve tried to look deep into my mind, I just can’t […]
Ladies in waiting
Writer Charles Bukowski didn’t lose his virginity until he was 24. Troubled by a difficult home life and disfigured by extreme acne, the young Bukowski’s love life was almost non-existent. All the girls dated the handsome and the rich. It was only in Bukowski’s middle age that women started to […]
Rape culture and sexism in Britain: you asked for it, bitch!
When celebrating International Women Day, I think how fortunate I am to have so many rights and liberties. All women in Britain have a right to education, job opportunities, health treatment and the vote, and they can travel, drive vehicles and marry (or not) whoever and whenever they desire. I […]
Talk at home so that one day pepper sprays may be no longer needed
Cultural notions of shame, purity & decency corrupt the way women are looked at. A change is needed and it must start from homes where men and women of the household are not alien to each other – not alien to each others’ bodies, thoughts and aspirations.