Archive | March 2013

Exclusive Excerpt: Sheryl Sandberg on Why I Want Women to “Lean In” | TIME.com

Exclusive Excerpt: Sheryl Sandberg on Why I Want Women to “Lean In” | TIME.com.

Today in the United States and the developed world, women are better off than ever before. But the blunt truth is that men still run the world. While women continue to outpace men in educational achievement, we have ceased making real progress at the top of any industry. Women hold around 14% of Fortune 500 executive-officer positions and about 17% of board seats, numbers that have barely budged over the last decade. This means that when it comes to making the decisions that most affect our world, our voices are not heard equally.

 

U.S. drops the ball on women’s rights – CNN.com

U.S. drops the ball on women’s rights – CNN.com.

This is about CEDAW, Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women? The US is one of 7 countries that has not ratified.

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international human rights treaty that focuses on women’s rights and women’s issues worldwide

BRAVO for you young man!! Be yourself and stick with those who luv you just the way you are!! :->

Breach of Close

A fortnight ago American soccer player Robbie Rogers, a former Leeds United player, came out. In a statement published on his blog, Rogers described his relief at finally being rid of the secret that he had harbored for years and the happiness he felt with his decision:

Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. When they know your true feelings, when they know who and how you love. Life is simple when your secret is gone. Gone is the pain that lurks in the stomach at work, the pain from avoiding questions, and at last the pain from hiding such a deep secret.

He spoke of how football had been his purpose and identity, but an escape as well. “Football hid my secret, gave me more joy than I could have ever imagined.”

And then he said he would no longer be playing. “Now is my time…

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Interesting that a noted historian has join the bandwagon! I will have to read it!

Whistling In The Wind

Somepeopleclaim that the Great Famine was an act of genocide committed by the British Empire against the Irish people. This theory is most popular among Irish-Americans (who strangely enough are more nationalist than people from Ireland) and on the internet, though it has little if any credence in Ireland. It has been booted out of conspiracy theory land after one of the most respected Irish historians; Tim Pat Coogan supported the allegation in his newbook, The Famine Plot.

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