Tag Archives: Women

quotation: Charlotte Perkins Gilman


The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) Discuss

Cuvinte, cugetare poetica de George-B ©Always (my poetry collection – the sludge and other poems)


Cuvinte, cugetare poetica de George-B

Am deschis sertarul de cuvinte
Si-n gramada amestecata am cules
La intamplare,
cu maini avide de… cuvinte

alunecoase,
grele,
fierbinti
fulgeratoare
ude
sarate
amare
albastre
negre
cenusii
neajutorate
la intamplare
cele mai multe s-au scurs
printer degete, ca nisipurile fine ale plajii Mamaiei…
Am asezat cuvintele ce n-au fugit
Si-am contruit o casa de cuvinte,
Si-am folosit ca armature seara far-de luna
Iar drept coperis am pus de straja firmamentul
Fiind foarte obosit, dupa asa de multa munca-am
Adormit, in casa de cuvinte,
avand drept coperis…tot firmamentul

(©Always by George-B.)

QUOTATION: Rudyard Kipling


The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Discuss

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OPTIMISM MAY BE GOOD FOR YOUR WAISTLINE (so is diet and exercise!)


Optimism May Be Good for Your Waistline

Women who see the glass as half full may find it easier to stick to healthy eating habits than glass-half-empty types. In a recent study, women who measured highest on a scale of optimism made the greatest strides in improving their diets. Those who were lowest on the scale also tended to have less healthy diets to begin with than those with more positive outlooks. Researchers believe it is not so much the women’s outlook at play as it is the skills that tend to go hand-in-hand with optimism, like self-regulation and positive coping skillsMore… Discuss

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY


International Women’s Day

This day commemorating women is one of the most widely observed holidays of recent origin. It has its roots in the March 8, 1857, revolt of women in New York City, protesting conditions in the textile and garment industries, although it wasn’t proclaimed a holiday until 1910. In Great Britain and the United States, International Women’s Day is marked by special exhibitions, films, etc., in praise of women. In the former U.S.S.R., women received honors for distinguished service in industry, aviation, military service, and other fields. More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WIDESPREAD IN EU


Violence against Women Widespread in EU

A report out of the EU contains some disturbing statistics relating to violence against women, finding that about a third of women in the EU—some 62 million women—have been subjected to physical or sexual violence since the age of 15. As incidents of this nature are widely underreported, the rate of victimization could actually be even higher than this survey reveals. Surprisingly, Denmark, found in a UN study last year to be the happiest country in the world and a nation noted for its progressive attitudes toward women, has the highest rate of reported violence against women in the EU, with 52 percent of the women interviewed reporting abuse. More… Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Harriet Beecher Stowe


So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) Discuss

 

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: MARY FAIRFAX SOMERVILLE (1780)


Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780)

Somerville became an accomplished science writer at a time when women’s involvement in the sciences was generally discouraged. She earned widespread recognition for her 1831 translation of Pierre-Simon Laplace‘s five-volume Mécanique Céleste (Celestial Mechanics), a project she undertook for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, which aimed to adapt scientific material for the rapidly expanding reading public. What term was coined in a review of one of her other works? More… Discuss

 

STUDY: WOMEN BETTER MULTITASKERS


There is no easy answer to the question of whichgender is better at juggling multiple tasks. In a recent study of multitasking, women outperformed men and seemed to be more organized under pressure. However, evidence on the issue has generally been mixed, with men surpassing women in some studies and vice versa. This may have to do with the nature of the tasks utilized in the individual studies. The bottom line is that juggling multiple tasks slows everyone—both men and women alike—down while increasing the number of errors made. More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: WOMEN IN CANADA FINALLY RECOGNIZED AS “PERSONS” (1929)


Women in Canada Finally Recognized as “Persons” (1929)

In the early 20th century, Canadian women were often prohibited from hearing court testimony deemed inappropriate. Emily Murphy protested and became the first woman magistrate in Canada—and all of the British Empire—but her rulings were often challenged because women were not legally considered “persons.” Murphy and four other women, the “Famous Five,” submitted a petition for constitutional clarification. The subsequent Persons Case granted Canadian women personhood. What else did it establish? More…Discuss

 


The Nice Guy

In pop psychology, the nice guy is an adult male who is friendly yet unassertive in relationships with women. He gives emotional support, avoids confrontation, puts others’ needs before his own, and generally treats women well. Despite these good qualities, many women, even those who claim to want a nice guy, actually choose to date men who are less considerate, likely because they are attracted to the overt sexuality of such “jerks.” Who first used the phrase “nice guys finish last”? More…

 

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN A WORLDWIDE EPIDEMIC


Violence against Women a Worldwide Epidemic

The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling violence against women “a global health problem of epidemic proportions.” According to a new report, more than a third of women around the globe are subjected to physical or sexual violence, and the vast majority of them suffer this abuse at the hands of their partners. Intimate partners are also responsible for nearly two-fifths of the murders of women worldwide. The WHO is calling on world health officials to make combating this pervasive problem a priority. More…Discuss

 

FINDING LOVE NO LONGER A MATTER OF RACE OR RELIGION


Finding Love No Longer a Matter of Race or Religion

It may be tempting to stretch the truth in your online dating profile, but if you are in the market for a serious relationship, it might be wise to resist. In a recent poll, singles rated honesty as the most important quality in a mate. And while race and religion were of little concern to most respondents, the same could not be said formustaches on women—female facial hair was a top deal-breaker for 68 percent of the men surveyed—or male body odor—87 percent of women said they would refuse a second date with an odoriferous man. More… Discuss

Stefan Augustin Doinas_Sentinta.mp3 Volumul de poezii : Semintia lui Laokoon”, Editura Tineretului, 1967


Doinas-Semintia Lui Laokoon, Sentinta

Doinas-Semintia Lui Laokoon, Sentinta  

Stefan Augustin Doinas: Sentinta (Recitation in Romanian By George-B)

Stefan Augustin Doinas_Sentinta.mp3 Volumul de poezii : Semintia lui Laokoon”, Editura Tineretului, 1967

Stefan Augustin Doinas: Sentinta

“Iar pentru vina de-a se fi nascut
El se va pedepsi precum urmeaza:

 La stilpul dragostei va fi tinut

Optzeci de ani sub soarele de-amiaza;
Un prea frumos calau il va-nfiera
c-o stea in frunte, pentru ca multimea
de oameni, diavoli, zei et caetera
sa-I jinduie intr-una inaltimea;

norocul costumat in fel si chip,
cu galbeni il va lapida; natura,
ca-n patul lui Procust, pe-un arhetip
ii va lungi sau prescurta statura;

inchis sa fie-n lume ca-ntr-un tarc;
iar daca va izbi cu pumnii-n stele,
flacai din Marte,  purtatori de arc,
sa-l scoata afara, dincolo de ele;

blestem pe vorba lui: in adevar
sa se preschimbe, ce-a grait minciuna;
de nespalare sa-I foiasca-n par
matreata sfinta, si paduchi de luna;

ca sa-i sporesca greata pina-n prinz,
din cornulabundentei sa se-nfrupte;
si ca la caii vindecati cu spinz,
sa I se umfle pieptul beat de lupte;

lua-i-se-va dreptul de-a vedea
ce e urat, si de-a uita frumsetea;
de ghezna, atarnind ca oghiulea,
sa-si tataie superba tineretea;

nici boli, nici indoieli nici slabiciuni
sa poata lasa ca mostenire,
ci vesnic printer cei cinstiti si buni
sa fie osandit la fericire”

Atit. Ci judele preintelept
A scris mai jos, si-a sigilat, cu ceara:

 “ Acestea toate-l vor lovi, pe drept,
Doar daca se va naste-a doua oara”.

Publicata in volumul de poezii “Semintia lui Laokoon”

Editura TIneretului, 1967

Camille Claudel: She Shared Her Heart With The Stone Of Her Sculpture



Music: Chopin Notturno Op 27 n 1

Fascinated with stone and soil as a child, as a young woman she studied at the Académie Colarossi with sculptor Alfred Boucher. (At the time, the École des Beaux-Arts barred women from enrolling to study.) In 1882, Claudel rented a workshop with other young women, mostly English, including Jessie Lipscomb. In 1883, she met Auguste Rodin, who taught sculpture to Claudel and her friends.

Around 1884, she started working in Rodin’s workshop. Claudel became a source of inspiration, his model, his confidante and lover. She never lived with Rodin, who was reluctant to end his 20-year relationship with Rose Beuret. Knowledge of the affair agitated her family, especially her mother, who never completely agreed with Claudel’s involvement in the arts. As a consequence, she left the family house. In 1892, after an unwanted abortion, Claudel ended the intimate aspect of her relationship with Rodin, although they saw each other regularly until 1898. Read more about Camille Claudel at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Claudel

Today’s Bithday: Calamity Jane (1852)


Calamity Jane (1852)

Born Martha Jane Canary, Calamity Jane was a legendary American frontierswoman. She grew up in Montana and worked in mining camps, where she acquired riding and shooting skills. In 1876, she appeared in Deadwood, South Dakota, the site of new gold strikes, boasting of her marksmanship and her exploits as a pony-express rider and as a scout with Custer’s forces. It was there that she likely met Wild Bill Hickok, who would become her companion. How did Jane claim to have acquired her nickname? More… Discuss