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Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

 

India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness

Values

Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

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Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

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Entries in American family (3)

Saturday
Mar202010

David Brooks Is One Man Who Wants to Put American Women Back in the Kitchen

The young women of Newsweek took a look at an old problem: sexism. We’re encouraged and support their efforts, because America is going backwards — compared to other countries in the world — in what we assumed was an inevitable march towards gender equity.

Our rank in the Global Economic Forum’s Gender Equity report is falling. Globally we are 31 overall but 61 in political representation.

Yes, the challenges of home and family remain strong for Americanwomen, but much research confirms that men are more involved in housework and child-rearing than ever before. When we add up time at work, time in childrearing and time on housework, surveys say the genders are in parity with hours invested.

Even at the top end, female M.B.A.s make $4,600 less per year in their first job out of business school, according to a new Catalyst study. Motherhood has long been the explanation for the persistent pay gap, yet a decade out of college, full-time working women who haven’t had children still make 77 cents on the male dollar. As women increasingly become the breadwinners in this recession, bringing home 23 percent less bacon hurts families more deeply than ever before. “The last decade was supposed to be the ‘promised one,’ and it turns out it wasn’t,” says James Turley, the CEO of Ernst & Young, a funder of the recent M.B.A. study. “This is a wake-up call.” via Newsweek

Something more important is going on. Perhaps in a country where women in 2010 constitute only 16% of our elected officials in Washington and the Catholic bishops — yes, with the support of some women — want to overturn Roe vs Wade, America is actually a gender-relations battle ground once again.

We believe the fight is for real, but to date, the younger women haven’t agreed or aren’t interested. Meanwhile, patriarchal forces that want to be certain that women are married and producing the correct number of babies to sustain the religion, know what they must do.

Let’s see: men can’t have babies but they can fill jobs at work. America lives in a job creation crisis. Fill in the blanks, ladies. If you think men are staying home indefinitely, think again.

Yes, we know that women are more educated, but females are more educated in progressive countries the Middle East. Yet, they don’t have jobs.

Just as nations fight for prestige and patrimony, so do men. If I were a man, I wouldn’t turn over all my rights so gladly. Many American men are deeply resentful of women’s progress and tired of being pushed around.

Women’s ambition and pursuit of individuality have cost the country big-time, in their opinion. Their best vision of America does not have women in the corner office.

Let me put the issue to you succinctly, my dear young women. You retain the rights you protect and fight for. While you decide if there’s a real problem here, some well-connected, highly-influential men are trying to put you back where you belong. So far, you’re dropping like flies in terms of believing there’s anything to worry about.

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Saturday
Jan302010

God Damn It David Brooks! Feminism Is NOT a Pick-up Line!

NYTimes columnist David BrooksI love David Brooks! I have no time for Chris Matthews, but this morning both men are in the same sexual-politics dungeon.

Neither guy believes that women have any place in American politics, based on their vocabularies. If I were a boycotting woman, I would shut them both out of my ears.

Unfortuantely, Brooks makes too much sense and must be spared. For a moderate Democrat, these words may seem contradictory, but yes — I listen to Brooks, not Matthews.

Hearing and reading these guys, only one pronoun exists in their vocabs: and it is ‘he’. The word ‘she’ doesn’t stack up in their vision of American politics, based on their own words.

The truth hurts, but I’m facing it. 50 years after women marched all over America, I read in today’s David Brooks NYTimes column ‘The Perot Option’:

There is a specter haunting America: the specter of a saner, updated version of Ross Perot. He is lurking out there, ready to ride the free-floating anger and distrust of Washington. He is out there now in one of his homes or private jets, getting madder by the day. He is large of ego, full of money and cranky in mien.

When he enters the arena, he’ll say that Washingtonians, all of them, are a bunch of failures. Over the past five years, Washington has tried to reform Social Security, immigration, health care and energy policy. All of these efforts have either failed or are close to failure — thousands of people working millions of hours and in all likelihood producing nothing.

He’ll point out that Washingtonians, all of them, breed selfishness. Republicans refuse to accept tax increases. Democrats reject spending cuts. They’ve put the country on a highway to a fiscal crisis, and there are no exit ramps.

When he comes, he’ll present himself warts and all. Yes, I’m an obnoxious S.O.B., he’ll say. But you need me right now. Yes, I am a blank slate, but people are so desperate that they’re voting for blank slates. When he comes — this billionaire Simon Cowell, this political Bobby Knight — he will change the political landscape, at least for a time.

I simply cannot imagine that in 2010, I am hearing and listening to this crap from any top pundit on TV and reading it in the NYTimes. These are fighting words, coming from a woman who likes men.

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Sunday
Dec072008

Pleasures: Are We Happy Yet? For American Women, Happiness Seems Elusive & Hard to Define

Getting to the core of happinessChuck Palahniuk is not alone in asking the question: Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?

We cannot answer that question this morning. The possibility is loaded with emotion, controversy and entrenched opinions.

I’m more interested in the word happiness, and how it fits in with one of our lifestyle trends: “Are we happy yet?”

Money Doesn’t Mean Happiness

Discounting our current economic mess … Americans weren’t any happier two years ago, than in the fifties.  And we’re never happier — as measured in numerous large-scale studies around the globe — than people in less-affluent countries.

American women are more inclined than American men to publicly express their angst and restless quest for a comfortable state of existence … if only, if only, if only.

Until recently, our sense of economic wellbeing did put us at some limited global advantages in financial terms — but I can argue that even that sense of security was a false one.

When a nation spend more than its income in a given year, I’m not sure that we enjoy a sense of inner peace.

Finding ourselves in a global economic and environmental meltdown, it’s important that we continue to put a smile on our faces.

Responsible pleasure should be celebrated more than ever. Cultural Creatives and Traditionals, more than Moderns, believe that pleasures don’t have to cost a lot of money. Traditionals have a narrower range of acceptable pleasure zones, leaving the Cultural Creatives to define pleasure in the 21st century.

I honestly believe that when we express delight over the beauty of another sunrise, when we bury our noses in flowers, when we enjoy a glass of good (not necessarily expensive) wine in earnest conversation … when we experience pleasure … we impact those around us.

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