Among the Latin races, the French race differs essentially in one characteristic which has been the key to the success of French women—namely, the social instinct. The whole French nation has always lived for the present time, in actuality, deriving from life more of what may be called social pleasure than any other nation. It has been a universal characteristic among French people since the sixteenth century to love to please, to make themselves agreeable, to bring joy and happiness to others, and to be loved and admired as well. ...
'The Worst Place in the World to be a Woman or Girl' – Rape in the DR Congo: Canada, Where Are You?
Research for this report was supported by The Liu Institute for Global Issues, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the Centre of International Relations
.The Africa Canada Accountability Coalition – September 2009
Within the past decade, scholars have begun to reveal the important role
African American midwives played in the reproductive experiences of
southern women, both black and white. This book is a contribution to
the documentation of that African American presence. It is also a requiem
to the knowledge, skills, and beliefs that have been lost. If, thanks
to the classic movie Gone with the Wind, popular imagery has the African
American woman faced with the prospect of having to help deliver a
baby being completely hysterical, then recent scholarship counters that
This little book is not a treatise on Domestic Science. The vacuum cleaner and the fireless cooker are not even
mentioned. The efficient kitchen devised in such an interesting and clever way has no place in it. Its exclusive
object is to suggest a satisfactory and workable solution along modern lines of how to get one's housework
efficiently performed without doing it one's self.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the worst indicators of women’s health—particularly of reproductive
health—of any world region. These indicators include the highest number of HIV-positive
women and the highest infant, maternal, and HIV-related death rates worldwide. The ability
of a woman to make her own decisions regarding her body and her reproductive life are key to
improving these indicators.
“The problems that face our world are so complex and difficult that we
will need all the talent available to solve them.” We wrote those words in
the preface of our first book, A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom, in
2005, and reiterated them in the second, A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom:
make a check out (to someone)
- write a check to give to someone with their name on it I made a check out to the animal hospital after they cared for our dog.
make a clean breast of (something)
- confess something bad that you have done in order not to feel guilty/bad The woman made a clean breast of things and worked hard to start over.
make a clean sweep of (something)
- do something completely or thoroughly The new political party made a clean sweep of the large cities during the election.
make a comeback
- return to one's former (successful) career The boxer...
The Art of Public Speaking 74. WHY HAVE WE BOSSES? A fair−minded examination of the uses and abuses of the political "leader." 75. A PLEA FOR SETTLEMENT WORK. 76. CREDULITY VS. FAITH. 77. WHAT IS HUMOR? 78. USE AND ABUSE OF THE CARTOON. 79. THE PULPIT IN POLITICS. 80. ARE COLLEGES GROWING TOO LARGE? 81. THE DOOM OF ABSOLUTISM. 82. SHALL WOMAN HELP KEEP HOUSE FOR TOWN, CITY, STATE, AND NATION? 83. THE EDUCATIONAL TEST FOR SUFFRAGE. 84. THE PROPERTY TEST FOR SUFFRAGE. 85. THE MENACE OF THE PLUTOCRAT. 86. THE COST OF HIGH LIVING. 87. THE COST OF CONVENIENCES....
There too, the accounts of feminist film culture
in the mid-to-late 70s tended to emphasize a dichotomy between two
concerns of the women's movement and two
of film work that
seemed to be at odds with each other: one called for immediate
political activism, consciousness-
or the search for
"positive images" of woman;
the other insisted on rigorous, formal work on the medium - or bet-...
Some people are discussing the company's financial performance or its
latest sales figures. But others are discussing campaigns to save the forests
of Brazil or ways of helping political prisoners . . .
This building is the head office of The Body Shop, a company which
was started by one woman, Anita Roddick, in 1976. In just a few years,
her company has grown from one small shop into a large international
business. During this time, she has shown people that business is not just
about making money; she believes that business can help to make the
world a better place....
The societal and political transformations taking place across the region played an instrumental role in challenging stereotypes
about Arab women as oppressed and subservient. In particular, the leading role that women have played in orchestrating
and participating in social movements in Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen has cemented their position as equal partners to men in
transforming the political landscapes in their countries.