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Women’s News: NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable Stands with Michigan Workers in their Fight Against Anti-Worker Legislation Recently Passed in Michigan

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The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following comments in support of Michigan workers and families currently under attack by politicians determined to revoke workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively:

“The Black Women’s Roundtable stands in solidarity with our Michigan Black Women’s Roundtable leaders, working families, labor, faith and all communities of conscience, in their fight for the rights of workers to organize as an American value in the state of Michigan and across the country, said Melanie L. Campbell, convener, Black Women’s Roundtable and president and CEO of NCBCP adds, “Strong unions result in better jobs, a stronger economy, and a healthier community. The assault on Michigan’s working families will drive wages down and increase the income gap, especially for women, young workers and people of color.”

Danielle Atkinson, convener of Detroit Black Women’s Roundtable and executive director, Mothering Justice adds, “This issue is about having a voice in the workplace so we can take care of our families at home. We stand united in the effort to stop these divisive attacks on hardworking American’s who are not asking for handouts, we are merely trying to make a livable wage that enables us to provide a decent living for our family.”

“We will continue to stand united with Michigan working families and the coalition of labor, faith, and progressive groups fighting against the assault on the American middle class,” adds Stephanie Bell, convener, Kalamazoo MI Black Women’s Roundtable. “This type of legislation in Michigan of all places – the birthplace of the American labor movement – will have far-reaching ramifications across the country. We urge the American public to show your support by calling Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and urge him to veto the “Right-to-Work” law.”

The NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable comprises an intergenerational membership of Black women civic leaders of international, national, regional and state-based organizations and institutions that works collectively to advance policies and strategic initiatives that help to improve the lives of underserved women and girls.

Follow @WeAreMichigan on Twitter for live updates Tweet using the hashtag #savemi

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/11/5047618/ncbcp-black-womens-roundtable.html#storylink=cpy

 

Women’s News: Men Feel Threatened By Successful Girlfriends, Confirming What We Hoped Wasn’t True

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A scientific study has confirmed something many of us hoped wasn’t true — that men feel threatened by their female partners’ success.

Psychologists Kate Ratliff from the University of Florida and Shigehiro Oishi from the University of Virginia conducted five different experiments with 896 participants overall to see how the men in heterosexual relationships were affected by their female partner’s successes. The results are detailed in a paper published in the August 2013 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology — and it’s not pretty.

In one of the experiments, researchers asked 32 different couples to take a test that supposedly measured their intelligence. The tests were not actually graded, but each participant was told that their partner scored in either the top 12 percent or bottom 12 percent of all university students. Men whose partners allegedly scored in the top 12 percent scored lower on an implicit self-esteem test than those with partners who allegedly scored in the bottom 12 percent. In other words, when men’s female partners were shown to have high intelligence, the men felt worse about themselves.

For the final two experiments, researchers recruited 657 participants to take an online test. The 284 male participants were asked to recall a time when their partner was successful in a specific area, for example intellectually or socially. They then took an implicit self-esteem test. The results showed that regardless or the type of success a woman had, their male partners felt bad after thinking about said accomplishments. This was especially true when their partner had succeeded in an area where the respondent had failed.

“It makes sense that a man might feel threatened if his girlfriend outperforms him in something they’re doing together, such as trying to lose weight,” Ratliff said in a press release. “But this research found evidence that men automatically interpret a partner’s success as their own failure, even when they’re not in direct competition.”

According to Men’s Health, this insecurity stems from the fact that “males are more likely to interpret ‘my partner is successful’ as ‘my partner is more successful than me.'” Laura Tedesco suggests that men respond to news of their girlfriend or wife’s success with a good attitude instead of seeing it as an affront to their own accomplishments. “Go ahead, bask in your own private victory,” wrote Tedesco. “You’ve managed to snag a driven, capable woman. We call that success.”

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/successful-girlfriend-men-threatened_n_3838295.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

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