Category Archives: Women overcoming wonky thinking

I think that the world wouldn’t be in such a shonky, overcooked state if women were allowed to participate more. Here are stories and analysis of why women are so under-represented. How can we rectify this?

Reds – The movie

Thirty years on an EPIC. Yes, Hollywood. But also please scrub the time it was set in and the era it was filmed in, it is now. Choose your level: humanism, cycles, country, environment, creed, economics, colonialism, cruelty, ideological colour, … Continue reading

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Two fascinating interviews – on Hugo Chavez and pregnant women in the US.

A sympathetic and cogent discussion on Hugo Chavez, his actions and his possible legacy.  Interestingly the reversal of role of South America from US sponsored backyard peopled by dictators and torturers to group of states that are growing and free standing has been … Continue reading

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A hoot of a lecture on leadership and democracy; PTSD, fearlessness and their links to abuse

A really fascinating (if fast spoken) 50 minute lecture dealing with democracy and its interaction with leadership. The lecturers pick their way through the different types of democracy and different types of leadership. All you ever needed to pull away … Continue reading

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Degustation radio!

Radio with some great flavours – all from the same LNL program. As an entrée Bruce Shapiro on US politics this week – with a side-ways glance on 9-11.  Read the comments on this page.  I know plenty of intelligent, worldly-wise … Continue reading

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Thinking Farmers . . . from the “Life in a Teaspoon” series.

Pennie Scott takes us on journey outwards from ourselves – what makes us tick –  through vocabulary to the world, what we are and what we eat. Next Teleseminar Tomorrow 12.00 noon “LIFE IN A TEASPOON” A 12 Teleseminar series linking … Continue reading

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Eve Ensler – the author of the Vagina Monologues

Have a listen to Eve Ensler . . . a far-ranging interview linking and expressing different aspects of wonky thinking. Quote, “Congo is where capitalism, colonialism, racism and sexism have all come together in one mad cauldron . . .”. … Continue reading

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Jane Caro in a debate on religion

I really enjoy posting in the category “Women overcoming wonky thinking”.   And this one is a cracker! This video shows Jane Caro as the second speaker opposing the motion: Atheists are wrong. The debate started with philosophy and moralising … Continue reading

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The world needs better; and that’s what we’re working for – Egypt

Hi there, The pursuit of different opinions takes us to Egypt where Ahdaf Soueif has come to wider consciousness.  Here is her website and an article in the Guardian on Obama’s speech. Enjoy, salaams Slim

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Planning ahead by having a spare tyre . . .

Check this for some wonky thinking from the land of the free.   That a leader of the free world might say such a thing is utterly mindboggling! Anyway, judge for yourselves, here are a couple of articles on the … Continue reading

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Why bring one side of humanity to the debate – why not bring both, at the same time?

Ok, so there are some folk out there that feel the machine, as in the political system – representational democracy, is not broken and therefore “it don’t need fixing”.  There are folk out there that don’t feel that man is … Continue reading

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The Copenhagen Calamari Ring, Dr. Patricia Brennan and a challenge.

These two pods illustrate the full spectrum of the wonky thinking issue as I perceive it. The first pod talks to the issue of combating climate change, and the second reveals how much further we have to go to deal … Continue reading

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Gareth Peirce, justice and dehumanised, orange jump-suited men.

For her, for Gareth is a woman, justice is not the monetary justice that so often unjustly fills the gap in law between plaintiff and defendant. She stalks the murky area of law that has been muddied since the US … Continue reading

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Napoleon, human rights and shaping the future?

Have you always thought that society drove the formation of the laws that were then voluntarily imposed on itself?   Or did you think that laws were imposed to shape society?  Or, of course, did you take the grey area (and … Continue reading

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Egyptian update, army brutality and HarassMap

A brief 12 minute interview with Irris Makler from a very happy Egypt, covering the presidential referendum, army brutality (that the west has missed due to Japan and Libya) and a winner for women called HarassMap.

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