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Gender: Top 10 Reasons why Women Are Better Than Men

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 1, 2013

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As gender role change, men are now out of step. The role of women is changed in our society in the passed three decades. Now women and girls become more active and facing different challenges with spirit. Women now achieved great status in government, sports, industry, and the media. Women is always better than men in respect to personal or professional life.

here are the best top 10 reasons how women are better than men.

10. Caring Mom

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Women are always more empathetic and caring than men. God filled women with lots of quality such as strength, emotions, love and care. That is why people truly believe women are God’s best creation. We are always more closer to our mother than our father. She always does more than we expect from her. Women are more loving because she live pure emotions and love not by reason or logic.

9. Ruling over world

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The days were gone when she was just known as mother, sister or wife. But the time is changed now, she is a Doctor, Teacher, Pilot, an Engineer moreover ruling the country as an Prime Minister/President. Even if we look back to the history women always contributed a lot for the betterment of the world like Rani Lakshmi Bai, Mai Bhago, our former Prime Minister Indra Gandhi and many more. Now women are not less than men in any mean, even more better than a men.

8. Live Longer

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According to the ”New England Centenarian Study” women live 5 to 10 yr longer than men.   Study also reveals, ”Among the world’s population of those who are over 100 uear old, 85 percent are women”.

One more interesting fact, women have fewer heart attack than men. In Britain one in five men die from a heart attack, while women ratio is just one in seven. Mainly Men though women has less heart loll!! but fun apart women have naturally occurring chemical, O estrogen helps stop blood cell sticking to the walls of arteries and farming potentially fatal blockages,  revealed by discovery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gender: Sheryl Sandberg Presents: Deeply Troubling Stats About Women

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2013

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is well on her way to becoming one of the world’s richest self-made women.

And that’s pretty impressive.

More impressive though, is how, instead of buying her own island and retreating to it, Sandberg is using her power and influence to try and improve the world.

She’s written a book called “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

It’s an unapologetic manifesto aimed at fixing one of the world’s biggest problems: a lack of women in power.

Sandberg says there are all sorts of reasons women do not hold equal power.

But in this book she talks about one reason in particular: that women are taught that they need to keep themselves out of power, and that they therefore limit their own ambitions and sabotage their own careers.

Sandberg’s most powerful rhetorical device in the book is a saturation of stats that are sometimes shocking and sometimes reverberating – but always the kind that make you reevaluate what’s going on around us. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II Video Review

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 12, 2012

by John F. McGowan, Ph.D. in Applied Math


We Can Do It! World War II Poster

We Can Do It! World War II Poster

Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II is a documentary produced, directed, and narrated by LeAnn Erickson, a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During World War II, hundreds, possibly thousands of young, mostly single women were employed as human “computers” in the United States and Great Britain performing lengthy mathematical calculations of ballistic trajectories for bombs and gun shells, breaking codes, and simulations of the first atomic weapons. They are mentioned very briefly, if at all, in most historical accounts of the war and military research and development during the war. Top Secret Rosies tells their story, focusing on a group of women who worked for the U.S. Army at the Moore School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia calculating ballistic firing tables for bombs and gun shells, several of whom became the first “programmers” of ENIAC, often described, probably incorrectly, as the first electronic computer, which was developed at the University of Pennsylvania.

Top Secret Rosies is a fascinating account of a little known episode in history. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the documentary and watched it a couple times. The documentary is not very technical, spending only a few minutes on the numerical solution of differential equations that formed the actual work performed by the women — by hand, often using only pencil and paper and the bulky Monroe and Marchant mechanical calculators of the time. It is mostly history and human interest, using newspaper headlines and film footage from the time, interspersed with interviews with the women, most in their eighties when interviewed, to recreate the feel of the war years. Although the documentary has a feminist message, it does not beat the viewer over the head with the message and can be enjoyed by those who may disagree with the message. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saudi Arabia Women Reportedly To Be Allowed In Sport Stadium For First Time

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 28, 2012

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A government-run Saudi Arabian newspaper reports that for the first time in the conservative Muslim country, women will be allowed to attend soccer matches in one of the country’s stadiums.

Al-Sharq newspaper on Saturday quoted unnamed officials as saying that women will be able to watch the matches in a new facility that will be completed in 2014 in the western port city of Jeddah.

The officials say that the new stadium will include a family section with private cabins and balconies for women who wish to attend the games. Read the rest of this entry »

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Personality: Arianna Huffington

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 21, 2012

Arianna Huffington (born Arianna StasinopoulosGreek July 15, 1950) is a Greek American author andsyndicated columnist. She is best known as co-founder of the news website The Huffington Post. A popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, she adopted more liberal political beliefs in the late 1990s.  She is the ex-wife of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington.

In 2003, she ran as an independent candidate for Governor in the California recall election.

In 2009, Huffington was named as number 12 in Forbes‘ first-ever list of the Most Influential Women In Media.  She has also moved up to number 42 in The Guardian‘s Top 100 in Media List.

On February 7, 2011, AOL announced it would acquire The Huffington Post for US$315 million and make Huffington president and editor in chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which will include The Huffington Post and existing AOL properties such as EngadgetAOL MusicPatch Media, and StyleList.

Huffington was born Arianna Stasinopoúlou in Athens, Greece, the daughter of Konstantinos (a journalist and management consultant) and Elli (née Georgiadi) Stasinopoulos, and is the sister of Agapi (an author, speaker and performer). She moved to England at the age of 16, and studied economics at Girton CollegeCambridge where she was President of the Cambridge Union.

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GENDER EQUALITY: Why involving men is crucial

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 3, 2011

NAIROBI/KAMPALA, 3 October 2011 (IRIN) – The involvement of men is key to the success of the gender-equality movement, but changing long-held social structures and convincing men of the importance of equal opportunities for women will not happen overnight, experts say.

“Men giving up their superior position is akin to acting out of the normative or prescribed way and [means men can be] ridiculed for acting differently – not like men,” Maria Magezi, programme officer with the NGO, Akina Mama wa Afrika, told IRIN in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. “This also means that men will feel as if some kind of power is being taken away from them and the normal thing is to fight to restore their position and power.”

A new report by the NGO, Plan International, says gender equality cannot be achieved unless men and boys are convinced of the importance of equal opportunities for women and girls. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sister Act

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 12, 2011

By HANNAH BEECH / BANGKOK

Is she the boss? Yingluck has to figure out how to heal a politically divided country — and whether to allow Thaksin to return home Photograph by Agnes Dherbeys for TIME

She delivers the line with a breathy purr: “The microwave is my lover.” Thailand may be famous for its incendiary curries and the tireless women who prepare them, but Yingluck Shinawatra is used to quick results — and not just in the kitchen. Last month the 44-year-old business executive was sworn in as the politically fractious country’s first female Prime Minister. It was her first-ever political race.

In the West, political discourse strives toward the gender-blind; many women in power, with their pantsuits and sensible hairstyles, project themselves as successful politicians who just happen to be female. Yingluck, who has a common-law husband and a 9-year-old son, accentuates her femininity — even if she doesn’t spend hours pounding chilies with a mortar and pestle. On the campaign trail, the willowy beauty smiled with the luminosity of a pageant queen, dished out noodles for adoring crowds and, as she puts it, “gave them my heart.” While sticking to her Pheu Thai party’s populist script, she avoided slinging mud at opponents in the Democrat Party. “Physically, as a woman, maybe I cannot do strong things,” she told TIME, after having survived a parliamentary grilling on her policy plans. “But Thailand needs reconciliation, and as a female I represent nonviolence, so I will turn this weak point into a strong point.”(See the top 12 female leaders around the world.)

Is the feminine touch enough? Once one of Asia’s most promising and stable democracies, Thailand has degenerated into a political shambles in which antigovernment rallies and new Prime Ministers (six in as many years, plus one military chief) seem as predestined as the monsoons. The turmoil has, in its broadest strokes, pitted the poor rural supporters of Pheu Thai (and its previous incarnations) against the urban establishment of the Democrats. Last year political violence erupted on the streets of the capital, Bangkok. Around 90 people were killed; some were security forces, but most were so-called Red Shirt protesters who supported a political faction now led by Yingluck. Though an uneasy peace now prevails, the previous Democrat government prosecuted no one for the deaths. The July 3 election that swept Yingluck to victory may represent the will of the masses, but it has yet to bridge Thailand’s great political divide. Read the rest of this entry »

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND WOMEN IN RURAL NEPAL

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 12, 2011

By Dr. Ishara Mahat*

Mountain women in rural Nepal are heavily involved in managing the household energy system. Energy is needed for cooking, heating and processing grain and women often spend about 15 hours per week collecting fuelwood and 15 – 20 hours per week processing the grain needed for family meals. Access to electricity in rural areas of Nepal is just six percent. In 1996, the Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) was launched to help the government of Nepal achieve its aims of sustainable development and alleviation of rural poverty. The programme aimed to take a holistic and participatory approach to development, including the empowerment of women, and has been recognized as a “best practice” programme in Nepal and internationally. Currently the programme is being implemented in 15 hilly districts in Nepal.

Implementation process

The Rural Energy Development Programme primarily focused on micro-hydropower schemes as an entry point to improve the rural energy situation. However, it also promoted solar panels, biogas plants and community development activities such as group savings, literacy programs, construction of roads and wells, dairy collection, poultry farming, mushroom and cardamom cultivation and goat keeping. Activities were implemented through the Village Development Committees, the lowest political and administrative units. The programme facilitated the community mobilization process encouraging women’s participation from the very beginning by forming community organizations of male and female groups. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Fight for Democracy: How Protests in Egypt & Iran Shatter Myths About Muslim Women

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 4, 2011

By Anushay Hossain, Editor/Founder, AnushaysPoint.com

Anyone remember what one of the most striking images to surface from Iran’s uprising last summer over the fallout from the country’s so-called elections were? Iranian women protesting.

The world was shocked to see Iranians, 70% of whom are under that age of 25-years-old, pour onto the streets demanding their votes be counted. But what was equally confusing for the world to see was thehuge role Iranian women played in shaping this revolt against their government.

Why should people be surprised? Iranian women, who make up 65% of university students in the country, are also amongst the most educated in the Middle East. They have been organizing underground for years under a regime that specifically targets their rights. In fact at the end of last summer’s bloody protests, it was the face of a woman,Neda Agha-Soltan, brutally shot to death by an Iranian government sniper, who became the defining symbol for the “Green Revolution.”

We are witnessing a very similar movement in Egypt. No, I am not talking about the fall of a “secular leader” (read: oppressive dictator backed by the US) in a Muslim country, thus leading to the creation of an Islamic State. I know this is the big fear of the West and the US media that the fall of Hosni Mobark’s government, aka dictatorship, will only pave the way for Egypt to become the “new Iran.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Personality: The Youngest and Beautiful Queen Rania – Very Good with Dance as well

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 1, 2011

 

Michelle Obama hosts Queen Rania in the Yellow Oval Room

Rania Al Abdullah is Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan The world’s youngest queen, Her Majesty has become a leading international voice for cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, and a global advocate for universal access to education and children’s health care. She is also actively engaged in the empowerment of women, youth and underprivileged communities across Jordan and around the world. With her husband, King Abdullah, she is helping to lead Jordan’s long-standing efforts to promote peace in the Middle East.

Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents from Tulkarm. She attended school at New English School in Jabriya Kuwait, then earned a degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. Upon her graduation from university, Queen Rania returned to Jordan and pursued a career in banking, working for Citibank, followed by a brief career in the field of Information Technology, atApple Computers in Amman.

Although her husband ascended on 7 February 1999, Rania did not become Queen immediately. She was proclaimed Queen of Jordan by her husband on 22 March 1999. Without proclamation, she would have been a princess consort, just like her mother-in-law, Princess Muna al-Hussein.

Queen Rania is not only beautiful and talented world humanitarian activist, but also very good with dance. Let’s see her dance and her expertise:

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Rebuilding a Robust Economy, With Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 28, 2011

By Amy Rosen, resident & CEO, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Sitting here in a country that did not give women the right to vote until 1971 and where today four of the seven member governing body are women, I am struck by the uneven progress and persistent barriers that woman face in specific fields. TheInternational Herald Tribune led with a story today about the wide gender gap at top of the ladder in Europe. On that note I headed into this morning’s WEF session titled, “Six Global Challenges, One Solution: Women.”

Some of the true leaders pushing gender equity as an issue affecting all aspects of our world were with us. President Michelle Bachelet, who having finished transforming Chile, has now taken the helm of a new effort called UN Women, provided informed insight into the realities of gender inequity. Laura Tyson, long a leader in economic policy for the US, provided guidance to keep the conversation on track. Laura Liswood, from the Council of Women World Leaders and senior adviser to Goldman Sachs, Beth Brooke of Ernst & Young, Tae Yoo of Cisco were among the impressive women in the room who have been at the table for years, fighting for political capital around these issues in very meaningful ways. All of them offered provocative comments that will continue to resonate with me for some time to come. There were even some men in the room (of course not enough) who contributed meaningful ideas and solutions. In general, I was struck by how strong a case the data makes for changing the equation for girls and women.  Read the rest of this entry »

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