Category Archives: gender

A boon for poor girls and women

Poverty has a greater effect on women than it does on men. That’s because women’s needs are more complex and they are usually treated as second-class citizens in most poor societies. Basic things that rich and middle-class women take for … Continue reading

Posted in A. Muruganandam, adolescence, Africa, Asia, Coimbatore, developing countries, education, feminine hygiene, gender, gender issues, girls, girls' education, health, hygiene, India, innovations, life, low-cost sanitary napkins, machinery, menstruation, periods, physiology, poverty, puberty, rural schools, sanitary napkins, sanitary pads, school girls, schooling, schools, Self-Help Groups, SHGs, students, Tamil Nadu, Third World, women, women's issues, women's rights, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The sordid tale of “the Josef Fritzl of India”

There are certain criminal creatures whose crimes are so evil that other creatures who commit such crimes often get tagged with the name of the scoundrel who committed the first such villainy. Josef Fritzl is one such vile creature. On … Continue reading

Posted in Amstetten, Austria, barbarism, chidren, child abuse, child rape, child rights, child sex abuse, crime, criminals, Europe, evil, fatherhood, fathers, filthy scum, gender, gender issues, human rights, humanity, incest, India, Josef Fritzl, Josef Fritzl of India, justice, law, Maharashtra, Mumbai, news, parenting, parents, perverts, random, rape, rapists, sadists, school children, scum beings, society, South Asia, the E.U., thoughts, violence, violence against women, women, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Pakistani school bombers killed by their own bomb!

Three Pakistani militants belonging to a pro-Taliban group were killed by their own bomb as they tried to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) in a girls’ school in Pakistan’s scenic Swat Valley, known as “the mini Switzerland of Pakistan”. … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, battle, bomb blasts, child rights, children, crime, death, explosives, FATA, gender, Hamid Karzai, human rights, humanity, justice, killers, life, news, NWFP, Pakistan, random, society, South Asia, Switzerland, Taliban, terrorism, thoughts, war, women, women's rights, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The law is an ass!

The Bombay (Mumbai) High Court has declined a plea by a 25-weeks pregnant woman to allow her to abort her unborn child as the foetus was believed to have a congenital heart problem. Read the latest news articles about this … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, Bombay, Bombay (Mumbai) High Court, child rights, children, choice, congenital heart defect, culture, disease, Earthlings, equality, ethics, family, foetal rights, gender, health, human rights, humanity, India, justice, law, life, Maharashtra, medicine, mother, MTP Act, Mumbai, news, NGO, pregnancy, random, rights, society, South Asia, thoughts, women, women's rights, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

A positive move by the Church of England!

In a huge positive move by an organised religion, the Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church, has voted to ordain women bishops. Mary with Jesus Christ and Angels . . . Image: http://www.medjugorje.ws I don’t have much … Continue reading

Posted in Anglican Church, Archbishop of Canterbury, Christianity, Church of England, Dr. Rowan Williams, Earth, Earthlings, equality, gender, hope, human rights, humanity, justice, life, random, religion, society, the Vatican, thoughts, Uncategorized, women, women priests, women's rights, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

A tribute to mothers and motherhood from a son

Photo:Burl Hays (Japan Today) Dearest Mother, From two half cells, I formed within You, I grew and divided . . . and grew and divided . . . and grew and divided, I became a bunch of rapidly expanding cells, … Continue reading

Posted in children, dream, Earth, family, gender, humanity, life, love, mother, Mother's Day, personal, random, thoughts, women, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Danica does it!

Danica Sue Patrick has become the first woman driver to win a major closed course race with her recent win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300.Click here to read more about the career of this American racer. Danica Sue Patrick … Continue reading

Posted in gender, hope, life, motorracing, random, sports, thoughts, women, women's rights, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments