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Forbes Shares 7 Ways Parents Hurt Their Daughters | Outsourced Jobs Come Home | Educating American Workers

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Forbes Woman shares seven ways that parents can be hurting their daughter’s future, with study references and reasons why. They include:

1. You teach her to be polite and quiet.

2. You buy her gender-specific toys.

3. You tell her she’s pretty … to the exclusion of everything else.

4. You indoctrinate her into the princess cult.

5. You give Dad all the physical tasks around the house.

6. You only let her spend time with other girls.

7. You criticize your own body, and/or other women’s bodies.

An earlier study published in Forbes Woman noted that shifts in parents’ prejudices — and particularly mom’s — on gender roles makes a significant difference in “reducing sexism and preventing gender-based violence.” The Spanish researchers also confirmed that boys exhibited higher levels of sexist beliefs than girls.

Sexism in the City

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as of February 2012 there was a gender wage gap of 17.4 per cent across all sectors – with an average full-time weekly wage of $1,186.90 for women and $1,437.40 for men.

Suzi Finkelstein, executive convenor of Women & Leadership Australia at the Australian School of Applied Management, says disproportionate salaries are an institutional problem, deeply entrenched in the workplace culture of many industries. Once considered less suitable for leadership roles, women can struggle to work their way up the chain and are often passed over for male colleagues irrespective of their ability and performance record.

Outsourced Jobs Come Home

Whether defined as the promise of a better future or as the endless opportunity to work hard and get ahead, fewer people than ever believe that the United States embodies that hope. “The U.S. worked hard to create the American dream of opportunity,” Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz wrote last week in the Financial Times, “but today, that dream is a myth.”

“The U.S. used to think of itself as a middle-class country - but this is no longer true,” he said. “Today, a child’s life chances are more dependent on the income of his or her parents than in Europe, or any other of the advanced industrial countries for which there are data.”

The Daily Beast shares dual perspectives on whether the American Dream is alive.

Teens Learn Manufacturing

American business leaders have a problem with unskilled workers. BloombergBusiness quotes yet another survey of unfilled jobs for line workers, skilled trade workers and engineers. The momentum of businesses striking alliances with educational facilities is working to solve the skilled worker shortage.

In Pennsylvania’s Bucks and Montgomery counties, 50 manufacturing companies are working to partner with two-year colleges and trade school, after forming their own BuxMont Manufacturing Consortium.

Companies in the Pennsylvania consortium typically pay workers $35,000 to $50,000 annually, plus overtime pay, health care, and employer-matching 401(k) accounts.

Read also an earlier BloombergBusiness article about the Reshoring Initiative, a group of companies and trade associations trying to bring factory jobs back to America. An April poll of 259 YS contract manufacturers showed good news for American workers. 40 percent of respondents said they had sourced production in America that was previously done in China.


Physicists Find 'God' Damned Particle | GlamTribale: "Hang Tight! The Goddesses Are Coming!" | Mermaids Debunked!

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It’s not often that the New York Times and FOX News agree on anything. But today the Times writes CERN Physicists May Have Discovered Higgs Boson Particle and FOX weighs in with Physicists find evidence of new subatomic particle that resembles Higgs boson.

FOX writes:

To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world’s biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it “consistent” with the long-sought Higgs boson — popularly known as the “God particle” — that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape.

Physicists don’t use the term ‘God particle’, coined by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman, who said he chose the word in an attempt to explain its intrinsic relevance to physics but also, in humor, that his publisher wouldn’t like him call it the “God damned” particle.  

Two independent teams of researchers have worked on the long-sought Higgs boson. In December, the same teams hinted at positive news that’s critical to a full understanding of the physics of the universe. This time, each team used independent ways of hunting for Higgs bosons, and found compatible results that literally have a 1 in a million chance of being wrong, writes the Christian Science Monitor.

Nada to Mermaids

We note with amusement — but also growing concern for the future of American women —  that the National Ocean Service posted on June 27 that mermaids don’t exist.

Christopher Columbus in 1493 documented seeing three mermaids from a distance near Haiti. Live Science reports

Up close, the sea maidens were “not as pretty as they are depicted,” he wrote in his journal, “for somehow in the face they look like men.”

Spittin’ Sisters News

A new book “Pioneers of the Possible’ explores the contributions of 20 women who have changed the world. Comprised of artists, activists, business women and poets, the book examines the lives of successful women from different latitudes and cultures, from the Far East to South America.

The Goddesses Are Coming

Spittin’ Out the Pitts on Facebook

Smart Sensuality wisdom does involve elements of intellectual seduction, a womanly knowledge of what constitutes the irresistible.  Delicious food and sensual images tend to attract attention, and I admit to using them with wanton abandon in the determination of our national group of Spittin’ Sisters to unseat PA 16 Rep Joe Pitts and elect Aryanna Strader.

Aryanna Strader (D) vs US Rep Joe Pitts (R) PA 16th Congressional District @ Women Patriots

Meet us at the Lancaster Food & Spirits Festival on July 22, 2-6 pm. Details on website.

Read on: GlamTribale Says “Hang Tight, The Goddesses Are Coming!”

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GlamTribale Says “Hang Tight, The Goddesses Are Coming!”

Do note that ‘Bathing Beauty’ legs are open, revealing her genitalia under the water. The inference is that our lady of the harbor is nude and ready to receive.

It is this aspect of female nature that monotheism, in particular, seeks to conquer.  We note with amusement — but also growing concern for the future of American women —  that the National Ocean Service posted on June 27 that mermaids don’t exist.

Scientists believe that Columbus may have seen manatees. Perhaps Columbus actually saw Mami Wata in action. She has a long history in Haiti on her voyage from Africa to Brazil with many cultural stops along the way.  As the slave trade spread, so did Mami Wata’s influence.


Voter Engagement Remains High, If Down From 2008 | Joe Walsh Thinks Tammy Walsh Not a True Hero

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Five months before Election Day, voter engagement generally equals or surpasses levels from the four presidential campaigns prior to 2008 — a watershed year, reports Pew Research. Much is made of the fact that voter interest has declined since the Obama-McCain race four years ago. The fact that with the exception of 2008, voter interest surpasses all campaign since 1992 promises a significant turnout.

2012 Senate Races

Not only is the presidential election a close race, but top Senate races are also tightening up writes Politico.

A surprise race is North Dakota North Dakota where Democrat Heidi Heitkamp is running an “artful campaign”. In Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Scott Brown are in a dead heat.

Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth (Image via AP)Salon calls Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh America’s most offensive Congressman. Think Progress has the video in which Walsh, who is $100,000 behind in child support to his ex-wife and failed to show up in court, says that his opponent Tammy Duckworth is such a showoff when she enters a room in a wheelchair.

Spittin’ Out the Pitts

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The Spittin’ Sisters shared a recipe for Watermelon Frosty in honor of tomorrow being Independence day in America. The Sisters devoted this watermelon, banana and touch of cayenne pepper drink to the women of Lancaster’s District 16, and the men who love them.

It’s soon Fourth of July in America, and let’s all make a watermelon frosty that’s dedicated to freedom from Joe Pitts and his horrific war on women’s bodies. Tomorrow, we demand personhood for American women.

 The vast majority of Americans push back on personhood amendments, but that doesn’t stop Rep Joe Pitts from pushing the argument that fertilized eggs should be equal Constitutional rights to a grown woman with children, an adoring husband and career. The two are equal in his political playbook.

Personhood Attempt Fails in Ohio

ABC News reports that the attempt to put a perhood amendment on the ballot in Ohio this November has failed. The supporters of personhood collected only about 30,000 of the roughly 385,000 required to put personhood on the ballot.

Supporters fell short of the required number of signatures to qualify for the November ballots in Nevada and California. And in Oklahoma, the state’s highest court halted an amendment effort there to grant personhood rights to human embryos, saying the measure was unconstitutional.

Voters rejected personhood in Mississipi last November, although Republican lawmakers tried to introduce it again as a state law in 2012. Note that a federal judged moved yesterday to block Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic.