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9 Women Who Pretended to be Men - ODDEE

9 Women Who Pretended to be Men - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
From the woman who lived as a man for over 50 years to practice medicine to the female jazz musician who found fame as a man, meet nine women who passed as males.
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Of course they missed Charley Parkhurst, the stagecoach driver, whose story is fictionalized by my friend Karen Kondazian in a great novel, The Whip. Still, this is a fascinating list of women who chose for one reason or another to take on the role of a man. 
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Women are fleeing the church, and it’s not hard to understand why

Women are fleeing the church, and it’s not hard to understand why | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
New Pew Research Center data offer further evidence that conservatism is chasing women from organized religion
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Clearly women are becoming better educated and less involved in church life. They are expecting more respect and accepting less inequality. Part of that trend has to be a greater insistence on their right to make personal choices without either the state or a church telling them what to do. Even as many women oppose abortion, they are hopefully also recognizing that is the right of each woman to decide that for herself. Certainly, they don't want to be told that they and their daughters are inferior or have less of a place in the public realm or its universities, government offices, or corporations. 
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UK arms deals unaffected as Saudi women allowed to operate car radios | NewsBiscuit

UK arms deals unaffected as Saudi women allowed to operate car radios | NewsBiscuit | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
UK and US news programmes hailed the potential change in the law on the female operation of car radios in Saudi Arabia as 'potential progress we can appear to endorse without damaging the billion dollar arms trade with Saudi Arabia.' CNN's Judy Smythe said 'This is the very first step on a long and optimistic road. And as long as we don't mention that on the same road travels bundles of Saudi cash on the way to terrorist groups, things will be OK. We will also fail to mention that beside these roads people are flogged and killed for minor offences. We will in our reports overlook the fact that transporters on these roads carry UK and US made weapons sold for billions to Saudi Arabia and used to further destabilise the Middle East.'
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I laughed at this, but it reminded me to celebrate that Saudi women not only voted fir the first time but that 20 of them have been elected to government offices, which means that the Saudis are now into the early 20th century. 

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Malala Aced Her High School Exams

Malala Aced Her High School Exams | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Yousafzai got As and A*s on her General Certificate of Secondary Education exams (GCSEs)
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With grades like that, one can understand why this wonderful young woman may intimidate the paranoid and insecure men of the Taliban. What a great role model she is for girls, Muslim and non-Islamic.

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Listen to a Grammy Award winner's song about world hunger. It's simply stunning.

Listen to a Grammy Award winner's song about world hunger. It's simply stunning. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A haunting plea by four-time Grammy-winning singer Sade.
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The "Pearls" in this song, the ones referred to in its title are grains of rice the woman and child are gleaning from the highway. This haunting song is about famine, and the internecine warfare in Somalia. It is also a great song.

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5 things women wish men knew about sex

5 things women wish men knew about sex | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
We typically know what will get us to orgasm -- and we can tell when you're doing something you saw in a porn video
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I believe that sex is a beautiful gift from nature (or God if you prefer). Too often people forget how to celebrate such a wonder. Here's some good input to enhance your experience. Men, take heed. Women, you may want to add your voices.

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They Gave Each Kid A Barbie And A Doll With Real Proportions. What They Say Next Really Says It All.

They Gave Each Kid A Barbie And A Doll With Real Proportions. What They Say Next Really Says It All. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

MThey're just toys. Or are they?

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Many parents have stopped letting their kids play with toy guns, and for good reasons. Now, what about those dolls? This is a great article about Barbie versus reality. My poetic take on Barbie: Sprung full boobed / ready role model / for a generation / willing to die / of self-starvation / for flatter stomachs / and thinner thighs.  (Wrote that back in 1995)

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The ripeness of the fruit by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog

The ripeness of the fruit by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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Sharing my short story of life in rural Afghanistan. I hope you'll take time to read it and to comment.

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A Policy of Rape Continues

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Some brave women from a Darfur village speak out to fight back against the brutal sexual violence being used as a weapon of war in the region.
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While we can not right every wrong in the world and we cannot police every country, neither should we forget the horror of such ethnicity based violence or the waging of sexual aggression. I do not know how to help these women, but I do know that I am horrified by what seems to be the lowest form of human behavior.

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Tampon Tax Ends in States After 'Year of The Period'

Tampon Tax Ends in States After 'Year of The Period' | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Bills to end the tax have passed in New York and Illinois
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Slowly, America (and hopefully the rest of the world) is moving towards gender equality. That doesn't mean not recognizing the real differences that gender impose—and menstruation is certainly one of those—It means recognizing that those differences do not imply a moral difference as is found in the Bible. I know that there are many of my friends who pride themselves on the Christian values and faith in the "Word of God." I hope that they can join me in supporting this movement towards accepting female bodily functions as part of the nature of things and in supporting the cause of more available tampons and pads for all women. The dignity of each person is a reflection of our respect for all. 
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Women pay more for living

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There’s gendered pricing in dry cleaning: Just the latest installment of women having to pay more for things Women can pay more than twice as much as a man to have the exact same shirt dry-cleaned
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Find the video report at http://www.salon.com/2016/01/27/theres_gendered_pricing_in_dry_cleaning_just_the_latest_installment_of_women_having_to_pay_more_for_things/?source=newsletter 

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Is there a G-spot orgasm or isn’t there?: 7 myths you’ve been taught about vaginas

Is there a G-spot orgasm or isn’t there?: 7 myths you’ve been taught about vaginas | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
There's a whole lot of misinformation floating around about vaginas. Let's debunk a few of those myths
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Some good health information for my friends.

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Webb, Mary | Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Life

Webb, Mary | Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Life | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Biography and bibliography of British author Mary Webb (1881-1927), best known for Precious Bane (1924) and also the author of The Golden Arrow and other
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An interesting piece by my friend Dane Denton.

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China Broadens Investigation Into 5 Detained Women Activists

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By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, April 8 (Reuters) - Chinese police are broadening their investigation into five detained women activists to focus on their campaigns against domestic violence and for more public toilets for women, their lawy...
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China is still a country that values the appearance of harmony over the actualities of justice. Even if the government in Beijing decides to move in the direction of gender equality, it will punish these women for speaking out. Just one example of why freedom of speech is so crucial to American society and so regnant in our list of values and rights.

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The Private Lives of Syria’s War Widows

The Private Lives of Syria’s War Widows | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
RAMTHA, Jordan — It was a rare happy occasion for Salma and her neighbors, Syrian war widows struggling to make lives in exile in this dusty…
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Too often we forget the hundreds of thousands of innocent people whose lives are disrupted by the cruelty of war, but the stupidity of intolerance, but the selfishness of self-righteousness, by the power-hunger of authority, and by the meanness of the world's indifference. But sometimes, even in the midst of all that there can be hope.

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Charted: How People in Seven Muslim Countries Believe Women Should Dress

Charted: How People in Seven Muslim Countries Believe Women Should Dress | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
As the chart above, created by the Pew Research Center, goes, there’s quite a bit of variation over what constitutes proper dress for women in the Islamic world.
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I thought this a fascinating look into the variations within the Islamic world. Having grown up in America, I of course go with Number 6, but I can understand 3-5. 1 and 2 are beyond me. It is like locking them up in a prison for being females.

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The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share

The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

The ripeness of the fruit - a short story by Kenneth Weene

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I love to read and to write stories that take me outside of my own culture and life. I hope you enjoy this one of life in Afghanistan.

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