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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 1, 2013
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
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
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
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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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2013
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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
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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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 »
Posted in Gender, Global | Tagged: 58, A man who was locked in solitary confinement for two years without a trial, a Santa Fe federal court handed Slevin one of the largest settlements in federal civil rights history. Speaking to NBC-DFW, aggravated driving while under the influence, driving with a suspended licence, from New Mexico, has been awarded a $22m payout. Stephen Slevin, he was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, never once seeing a judge. Earlier this week, nothing at all, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and improper use of registration. He was imprisoned in a small padded cell in Dona Ana County, Slevin said prison officials were "walking by me every day, the charges against Slevin were dropped and he was finally released. During his incarceration, the victim claims to have pulled out his own tooth due to lack of access to a dentist. He is currently on anti-depressants. The reason why Slevin was detained for so long without trial remains unclear, they did nothing, to get me any help." After nearly two years, watching me deteriorate. Day after day after day, where he remained until May 2007, won the mammoth compensation package for violation of his constitutional rights. Slevin was arrested in August 2005. According to Sky News | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 21, 2012
Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stasinopoulos; Greek 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 Engadget, AOL Music, Patch 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 College, Cambridge where she was President of the Cambridge Union.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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