Making your house a home entails many elements including a certain, as the French like to say, je ne sais quoi, that can be achieved by generating an ambience by placing a pot plant in a certain corner or a vase on a particular shelf.
In order to discuss the role and responsibilities of the government, political parties, media, lawyers and civil society in ensuring women’s right to vote in coming general elections, Aurat Foundation organised a focussed group discussion Wednesday. The purpose of the focus group discussion was to outline the role and responsibility of all stakeholders and to form a collaborative strategy on how to help women practice their right to vote in Pakistan. The participants included political party members of PML-N and PML (HK), local and international NGO’s, Ministry of Finance representative and a lawyer.
Gwen Athene Tarbox, associate professor of English from Western Michigan University, gave the headlining address, “Tights Were Harmed in the Creation of this Comic: Surveying Female Heroics in Contemporary Young Adult Graphic Novels.” Tarbox’s presentation focused on the presentation of women in modern young adult novels, particularly young adult graphic novels....she said mainstream comics have heavily impacted the visualization of the female in young adult graphic novels.
The 8th Annual Women Writers Conference will be at the University of Belize tomorrow.
"The Women In Literature class presents: An opportunity to embrace and acknowledge women who have contributed to our literary development and, at the same time, reach out to emerging writers. Wednesday, November 28th. UB Jaguar Auditorium. 1:30 - 3:30. Refreshments will be provided."
Makeup Packing Tips For Traveling Ladies Traveling can be a real adventure but at the same time it can be truly overwhelming and tiresome. For the most part packing for travel requires a lot of care and attention to detail.
It all starts out so harmlessly. A fun day out with the girls, a quick trip to the store, or a simple visit to the mall to buy holiday presents – before you know it, you’ve spent way more than you meant to and all you have to show for it is a few...
more 3 women sewing. Here are some more photos from my opening, where you can see the other artists lovely work, the packed gallery, the performance and the general fun of a good art outing. The space.
Florida's Department of Health is asking for intimate details of the sex lives of 4,100 young women, and offering $10 gift cards in return.
State officials said the unprecedented $45,000 survey will help them understand women's need for and approach to family-planning services.
Hundreds of women in South Florida were among the survey recipients, their names pulled from the white pages by a private company, state officials said. They were asked to voluntarily tell the state how many men they'd had sex with in the past year, whether a man had ever poked holes in a condom to get them pregnant, and how they felt emotionally when they last had unprotected sex.
The 46-question survey, sent out in September and October, was aimed at women 18 to 24 years old, but the state surgeon general said this week that it accidentally went to at least one minor, who contacted the state. Researchers have canceled a planned second mailing of the survey in November, worried the mailing list included women younger than 18.
The 12-page questionnaire appalled some who saw it, and raised a host of questions about why the sex and contraceptives information is being gathered, whether it will be used for political purposes, and what will be done to protect the privacy of those who fill it out...
The first British Comics Awards were hugely successful – except for their less-than-perfect gender balance, writes Laura Sneddon.
Across the nominations for four awards, the balance was thirteen men to three women, a stark contrast from the demographics of the crowd outside. While one award was won by a woman – the fantastic Josceline Fenton won Emerging Talent for her work on Hemlock – further concerns about gender disparity and committee bias have been raised since, leading to one committee member stepping down and an unfortunate Twitterstorm that brought the awards to the attention of the general public.
U.S. Marine Corps Gets Chickified I’ve written about the many successful attempts to feminize the U.S. Armed Forces and other attempts that haven’t been successful . . . yet. These includes the push to allow women to become Navy SEALs and to force U.S. Army men to wear fake breasts and wombs to “identify with” women in the military. And, now, there is the case of the women who tried to become Marine infantrymen but dropped out because they failed. The U.S. Marine Corps is considering lowered, “gender neutral standards” so women can pass. That’s how it always works, or rather, doesn’t work, but is put into place anyway. In the long term, this is as bad as shrinking the military because it means that the non-shrunk portion won’t pass muster under the normal standards.
The Marine Corps’ effort to evaluate whether more combat jobs should open to women marked another milestone last week when the second of two female volunteers washed out of infantry officer training.
A second lieutenant, she was dropped from the program Friday after failing to complete required training due to unspecified medical reasons, a Marine official told Marine Corps Times. It’s unclear whether she was injured or if she became ill.
“Medical reasons”? Is that what they are calling failure, these days. On the other hand, uterus is, indeed, a medical term. Nice excuse, though.
The other volunteer, also a second lieutenant, dropped out Sept. 28 after she was unable to complete the program’s introductory combat endurance test. Nearly 30 men also washed out on the first day.
Known as the Infantry Officers Course, the demanding 13-week program is based at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The current class, which began with 109 students, is the first to have included women. On average, about 25 percent of the men who enroll in IOC fail to complete it and voluntarily withdraw.
The Corps sought female volunteers for the course as part of a broader research effort to assess how female Marines might perform in assignments whose primary mission is direct ground combat — jobs they are prohibited from filling now. Just the two women stepped forward. Marine officials have declined to identify them, citing a desire to protect their privacy.
And a desire to protect these failures and the obvious conclusion here, which is that women cannot cut it in these jobs and their presence as infantrymen would make America weak at war. But don’t worry, not to be confused by the facts–the sheer facts of failure and lack of competence–the Marines will try again to foist feminism on the infantry.
Between pushing gays in the military and women who don't meet the physical demands and standards to pass infantry training, Obama is turning our military into a joke. In addition, he is shrinking the size of our military while forcing several Generals and Commanders to resign recently. I suppose his plan is to replace those who he believes aren't loyal to him with those who are loyal to him in fear of having the military turn against him, as he continues towards his tyrannical government and plans to ban guns and bypass Congress on several issues.
It’s worrying when patriarchy (or perhaps “kyriarchy”) is expressed as the one-size-fits-all concept which accounts for the world’s injustices – it hints at a concept which can never be properly understood. In the “Women and Independence” session at the Radical Independence Conference, we were urged to understand patriarchal structures as upholding imperialism, exploiting both women and men, feeding racism, worsening class relations, increasing age discrimination, and “leading to toxic masculinities.”