Finally—You Can Understand Her!Women: Complicated and impossible to understand? Do you love and want to please the woman in your life, but just can’t seem to figure her out? That was before For Men Only.…
As a veteran of Wall Street and Capitol Hill, Shaunti Feldhahn knows that even the most experienced Christian businesswoman can inadvertently sabotage her career simply because she doesn’t know how her male supervisors, colleagues, and employees…
he specific country cultures are not only different in regard to their health systems, but also in integrating gender aspects in research, policy and practice. The very definitions of health, illness and health related social problems are different. If networks focus on gender specific aspects of health and illness, the necessity for transnational communication is evident.
My interest in work-related ill-health had more contemporary origins. I have had
an academic and personal interest in women’s health in general for many years
and in the early 1980s I became a member of a small women’s group who were
concerned about the hazards women faced in their work.
The only system designed for everything that today's modern women handle
Most time-management systems don't succeed for working women. Why? Quite simply, they don't understand our specific needs and the wide variety of tasks we find ourselves facing each day.
So vast and wonderful a construction was the Roman world, so different from our own, that we are apt to
imagine it as an arrangement far more deliberately planned, far more mechanically complete, than it appeared
to its own inhabitants.
From a cursory glance, we may carry away wholly mistaken conceptions of its thought and purpose. Thus, for
instance, the Roman Republic never assumed the definite design of conquering the world; its people had only
the vaguest conception of whither the world might extend. They merely quarrelled with their neighbors,
defeated and then annexed them....
Much of the literature concerning health benefits of physical activity is based on studies
done primarily with men. Only recently have large-scale studies been initiated to investigate
the effects of physical activity on women’s health and wellness. Chris Wells, the author of this
paper, has been a pioneer in the study of physical activity for women. As you will see, much
more research studying girls and women is necessary, but much has been accomplished in
recent years. Diseases often thought to be “diseases of men” affect women as well as men.
When a woman is healthy, she has the energy and strength to
do her daily work, to fulfill the many roles she has in her family
and community, and to build satisfying relationships with others.
In other words, a woman’s health affects every area of her life.
Yet for many years, ‘women’s health care’ has meant little more
than maternal health services such as care during pregnancy and
bir th. These services are necessary, but they address women’s
needs only as mothers.
In recognition of the importance of establishing gender
equality around the world, the United Nations
Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) was
established as a separate fund within the United
Nations Development Program (UNDP) in 1984. At that
time, the General Assembly instructed it to “ensure
women’s involvement with mainstream activities.”3 The
Platform of Action resulting from the 1995 Beijing World
Conference on Women expanded this concept, calling
it “gender mainstreaming”—i.e.
In morocco access to antenatal services is limited and many HIV-
positive pregnant women are not identified for lack of HIV testing,
especially in rural areas. The fear of stigma and discrimination is a
major barrier for women to get tested, both at home and in health
care settings. Breast-feeding is contraindicated by the Ministry of
Health (an outdated recommendation), but formula is provided in
only three cities and only 56 percent of the rural population has
access to safe drinking water.
An intensive weight loss program in Slovenia including
behavioral, psychological, cognitive and physical ele-
ments has shown promising long-term results on 48 sub-
jects . Median weight loss of completers when they
left the program was 11.5 kg. At least 5 years later, 13 of
them still maintained the reduced weight.
It is important to note that only participants who had
successfully completed at least 4 months of treatment
were included in the analysis.
Planned Parenthood affiliates and a majority of the other WHP clinics we interviewed
have already sustained financial losses because the state of Texas reduced family planning
funding by two-thirds in 2011. Thus, family planning clinics have already experienced losses
that have contributed to a deterioration of services to low-income women. It is worth noting that
the WHP not only provides contraceptive services, but also other women’s health services, such
as screening for breast and cervical cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and sexually transmitted
The situation is far different for women and families in poorer parts of
the world, however. The vast majority of the 1.5 million women with
HIV who become pregnant each year in the developing world do not have
access to all (or, often, any) of these vital services. Only about one-third
of them receive even the least effective drug regimen: a single dose of
the drug nevirapine for themselves and another for their newborns, a
therapy that has been shown to be at best, just over 40 percent effective
in preventing vertical transmission. Most have no access to or knowledge...
A breakdown by diagnosis shows even greater inequities: for women
only 21% of the assessed musculoskeletal disorders’ claims were
approved compared to 38% for men. For mental illness, only 12% of
the women’s claims were accepted against 35% for the men’s. Data
from Quebec, Canada, show similar inequities for stress-related claims
and those for musculoskeletal disorders (Lippel, 1999, 2003); however
an examination of claims related to workplace violence showed an
advantage for women (Lippel, 2001).
A gender specific goal is seen as essential to tackle the underlying causes of gender inequality. Studies have shown that
political commitment to gender equality is declining when gender is only mainstreamed. The importance of gender
targets for securing funding is also being stressed. In addition to a standalone goal, considering gender equality
throughout the post 2015 framework is also seen as crucial by many.
The poems of Homer differ from all other known poetry in this, that they constitute in themselves an
encyclopædia of life and knowledge at a time when knowledge, indeed, such as lies beyond the bounds of
actual experience, was extremely limited, but when life was singularly fresh, vivid, and expansive.
There are five things to keep in mind as you write comments about the beers you judge. First, your
comments should be as positive as possible. Acknowledge the good aspects of the beer rather than
focusing only on the negative characteristics. Not only does this help make any negative comments
easier to take as a brewer, but it gives your evaluation more credibility. Second, and related, be polite in
everything that you write about a beer. Sarcastic and deprecating remarks should never be made on a
scoresheet. Third, be descriptive and avoid using ambiguous terms like “nice.
Based on a nationwide survey and confidential interviews with more than three thousand men, bestselling author of For Women Only, Shaunti Feldhahn, has written a startling and unprecedented exploration of how men in the workplace tend…
It is not only that poor people are in ill-health:
ill-health causes poverty. In Voices of the poor, a recent
World Bank study, ill-health emerged as one of the
principal reasons why households become poor and
remain poor (23). Explanations are numerous: they
include the burden of health care expenditures
incurred by caring for sick household members
(24), the lost income of the sick, and the lost income
of other household members who care for the sick.