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Women’s News: 6 Awesome Things Women’s Bodies Can Do

Women’s News: 6 Awesome Things Women’s Bodies Can Do

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A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

What It Takes To Get To The Next Level!!!

What It Takes To Get To The Next Level!!!

What It Takes To Get To The Next Level!!!

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By Kimberly Seabrooks

5 Things That Will Inspire Women To Achieve More

 

For a nation to grow and prosper out of the clutches of poverty and inequality, it is mandatory that the women and the men in the nation are looked upon as equals. Discrimination based on sex of a person classifies the society as a primitive, unsophisticated and uneducated one. A characteristic feature of underdeveloped economies is the women of the country being looked upon as second grade citizens. In most of the developed nations of the world, women are regarded and respected as able bodies and proud citizens of the country. For a community or a country to break out of the shackles of gloom and under productivity, it is essential that the women of the nation are empowered and respected. Mentioned below are 5 essential things that inspire women and bring out the best in them in this social structure which is wrongly centered towards the men folk.

Education

Experts around the globe think that education is the most basic necessity for every human being to survive and achieve their inner potential. Education is necessary for the men and even more for the women. The basic essence of education in the lives of women is that it enables them to identify the power within themselves and rise as proud human beings in a male dominated society. Education truly empowers women as it helps them realize their rights and fight for the same one being violated. Education helps in building a voice for the downtrodden and the exploited masses so that society takes them more seriously.

A happy environment

A suitable environment for women to grow up and thrive in is considered very important in the development of women. A social structure dominated by discrimination and inequality is not considered the ideal environment for women to grow up in. The growing woman looks around for inspiration and guidance. What a woman in her forming years visualizes is essentially what she gives back to the society later.

Women achievers

The likes of Margaret Thatcher, Madame Curie, and Hillary Clinton should be upheld in the eyes of women. If they could become world leaders and brilliant scientists other women can aim to be the same. Hope is often considered the most important by-product of life. Without hope, the basic essence of a happy life is an incredible feat to achieve. Happiness lies in the attainment of goals and a safe social network otherwise known as security.

Respect

With power comes respect. Empowered women are obvious to feel respected in all social circles because her motivations ad ideals will be followed by communitydwellers at large. The same will inspire a woman to achieve a whole lot more than she has already achieved.

Equality

Men and women on being treated as equals will morally uplift the mentality of women. With the transference of power from male to female hands will come the added sense of responsibility and self respect? Thus equality based on no sexual discrimination will definitely enable and empower women to achieve the greatest of things.

Women’s News: 6 Awesome Things Women’s Bodies Can Do

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Sometimes we women (just like the men folk) get bogged down in body image issues. We focus on what our bodies can’t do, how they don’t look and how we wish they looked. In the process, we lose sight of everything they are capable of and how downright incredible they are, imperfections and all.

So for a quick pick-me-up — a five-minute mini-celebration of women’s bodies and biology, if you will — here’s a reminder of six of the totally awesome things women’s bodies can do. And if you think of any big causes for celebration we left off the list, let us know in the comments.

Let’s all give our hardworking bodies a big ol’ pat on the back, shall we?

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/awesome-body-facts_n_3670765.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

A Message From The Creator

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RIP Eileen Brennan

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Eileen Brennan, who went from musical comedy on Broadway to wringing laughs out of memorable characters in such films as “Private Benjamin” and “Clue,” has died. She was 80.

Brennan’s managers, Jessica Moresco and Al Onorato, said she died Sunday at home in Burbank after a battle with bladder cancer.

“Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for Eileen,” her family said in a statement. “She was funny and caring and truly one of a kind. Her strength and love will never be forgotten.”

Brennan got her first big role on the New York stage in “Little Mary Sunshine,” a musical comedy that won her the 1960 Obie award for best actress. Along with her “excellent singing voice,” her performance was “radiant and comic,” said a New York Times review.

But it was a series of sharp-tongued roles that won her fans on television and in movies, including gruff Army Capt. Doreen Lewis in 1980’s “Private Benjamin,” aloof Mrs. Peacock in 1985’s “Clue” and mean orphanage superintendent Miss Bannister in 1988’s “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.”

“I love meanies, and this goes back to Capt. Lewis in `Private Benjamin,”‘ Brennan said a 1988 interview with The Associated Press. “You know why? Because they have no sense of humor. People who are mean or unkind or rigid — think about it — cannot laugh at themselves. If we can’t laugh at ourselves and the human condition, we’re going to be mean.”

“Private Benjamin” brought her a supporting actress nomination for an Oscar. She also won an Emmy for repeating her “Private Benjamin” role in the television version and was nominated six other times for guest roles on such shows as “Newhart,” “thirtysomething,” “Taxi” and “Will & Grace.”

“Our world has lost a rare human,” said “Private Benjamin” star Goldie Hawn in a statement. “Eileen was a brilliant comedian, a powerful dramatic actress and had the voice of an angel. I will miss my old friend.”

Brennan’s “Private Benjamin” role led to an enduring friendship with Hawn. A couple of years after they filmed the movie, Brennan and Hawn had dinner one night in 1982 in Venice, Calif. As they left the restaurant, Brennan was struck by a car. Her legs were smashed, bones on the left side of her face were broken, her left eye socket was shattered. Brennan said she fought her injuries with rage.

“I was no saint,” she said in an interview with Ladies Home Journal. “I was angry, and anger is a powerful emotion. It increased my determination not to go under, to get well.”

Brennan became dependent on painkillers, and two years after the accident she entered the Betty Ford Center to cure her addiction.

“We get addicted to dull the pain of life,” she told the magazine. “But once we accept that life is tough and painful, we can move on and grow and evolve.”

A decade after the accident, she said she was glad she was struck by the car.

“You learn from powerful things,” she said in 1992. “Initially, there’s enormous anger, but your priorities get shifted around.”

Brennan was a member of the original company of “Hello, Dolly” on Broadway. From the New York stage, she moved to the screen in “Divorce American Style” and “The Last Picture Show,” a pair of appearances on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” and TV guest shots on everything from “All in the Family” and “McMillan & Wife” to “Kojak,” “The Love Boat,” “Murder She Wrote” and “Mad About You.”

Brennan was born Verla Eileen Regina Brennan in Los Angeles. She was educated in convent schools and studied at Georgetown University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

She is survived by her two sons, Sam and Patrick Brennan.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/07/30/private-benjamin-actress-eileen-brennan-dies-at-80/#ixzz2aaA1OCQb

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Women’s News: Fat Shaming Can Lead To Weight Gain — Now Can We Stop The Bullying?

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Fat discrimination and prejudice are everywhere — at work, in dating situations, inmedia (we are not over it, Rex Reed), in think tanks, in academia and on the street. (Don’t believe it? Read these women’s stories.) It persists in part thanks to the myth that this type of bullying has an admirable purpose — to shame people into losing weight.

Finally, science is echoing what body image bloggers and other advocates have said for years: shame doesn’t inspire anyone to change.

In 2006 and again in 2010, a new study, led by psychologist Angelina Sutin at the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Fla., collected the body mass indexes of 6,157 Americans ages 50 and over who were either normal weight, overweight or obese, Today reported. The research team found that overweight people who faced weight discrimination were over two times more likely to become obese by the end of the study. Participants who were obese when the study began and had experienced weight discrimination were three times more likely to still be obese in 2010. “Rather than motivating individuals to lose weight, weight discrimination increases risk for obesity,” Sutin summarized her findings.

Art Caplan, the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, told Today that the study is evidence that there is no easy fix for our weight issues, least of all the fat shaming that happens all the time. “Many people, from your sister-in-law to ethics professors, think that the road to weight control runs directly through shame and humiliation,” Caplan said. “Common sense says that this is not likely to be true… Obesity remains a complex problem — part choice and free will mixed in with a smidgen of genetics, sedentary lifestyles and a whole lot of promotion and advertising of fast food, sugary food, high-caloric food and junk food,” he said.

As Today and Caplan also note, it doesn’t help that at least one ethicist — a person who studies right and wrong — has encouraged fat shaming. (By way of an analogy about ageism, the ethicist in question, 83-year-old Daniel Callahan, suggested to Today that fat people imagine weight discrimination.)

What Caplan didn’t mention is the role that what National Eating Disorder Association spokesperson and The Frisky blogger Claire Mysko calls “the Diet Industrial Complex” plays in individuals’ and society’s struggle with weight.

The weight loss industry pulls in $20 billion annually, positioning itself as the solution to our weight woes, but as Geneen Roth, author of “Breaking Free from Emotional Eating,” has emphasized again and again, diets are likely part of the problem. They teach people that they don’t know how to feed themselves and that they deserve deprivation. They’re inherently shaming, and then there’s the inconvenient truth thatdiets often result in weight gain down the road.

What anyone who eats more than he or she needs and feels bad about it needs to do is tune in to exactly what she or he wants and how much. That’s the only way you learn to recognize and honor when you’re full.

Earlier this year, Mysko beautifully summed up what overweight people don’t need:

it is safe to say that a fat woman who struggles with her weight and body image will not find vicious name-calling or cruel jokes to be just the motivation she needs to stick to that magic diet (you know, the one that’s going to screw up her metabolism and make her even more likely to binge and obsess over food)

With any luck, more studies like Sutin’s and the press they receive will finally end the idea that you can shame someone thin. Not that shaming anyone for anything, no matter how justified you feel, has ever actually been okay. If you’re being mean, you’re just being mean.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/fat-shaming-weight-gain_n_3670560.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

Women’s News: Lake Bell, ‘In A World’ Director, Writer And Star, Thinks There’s A Vocal ‘Pandemic’ Among Young Women

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Lake Bell is a little bit worried about young women today. Specifically, their voices.

The actress, who wrote, directed and stars in the upcoming film “In a World,” told NPR on July 25 that she’s disturbed by what she’s coined “sexy baby vocal virus”speech patterns:

It’s like a speech pattern that includes uptalking and fry, so it’s this amalgamation of really unsavory sounds that many young women have adopted. It’s a pandemic, in my opinion. I can’t have people around me that speak that way, and mainly because I am a woman, and I grew up thinking a female voice and sound should sound sophisticated and sexy, a la Lauren Bacall or Anne Bancroft or Faye Dunaway, you know. Not a 12-year-old little girl that is submissive to the male species.

 Bell is hardly the first to notice the way women change their voices, often subconsciously, to sound less threatening or domineering. “What is that voice?,” wrote HuffPost blogger Kate Fridkis in October 2012. “I hear women do it on the street when they are talking to a man they want to quickly placate. I heard one of my college roommates use it every night on the phone with her boyfriend. Girls and women slip into it so naturally, and then out of again, on a daily basis.”

In “In A World,” Bell plays Carol, a woman who wants be the voice behind movie trailers. The only glitch? That voice is pretty much always male. “I was always interested in the idea that the omniscient voice was always considered male,” Bell told NPR. “This sound that’s telling you what to buy, what to think, how to feel about what bank to have, or what kind of car, or what movie to see — so I thought it would be an interesting protagonist to have a female vocal coach who would sort of aspire to take on this world.”

Maybe it’s time to shatter that voice-over glass ceiling.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/lake-bell-in-a-world_n_3671145.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

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