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International Women’s Day

A woman is beauty..

A woman is strength..

A woman is power..

A woman is hope..

A woman is love..

A woman is the future..

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Today is International women’s day, International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.

In many parts of the world women are abused, treated like second class citizens  raped, and just plain disrespected and not loved the way they are supposed to be.

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On this International Women’s Day let women embrace themselves in multiple identities and complexities. Each of us embodies many realities all at the same time. The same woman who may be raped is also a mother, a professional worker, a migrant labourer, or…. None of our issues should be singularised although there are times they need priority.

This said, it is time in 2013 to recognise us as a sexual class across the globe. Women as a sexual class inhabit the diverse politics of living in a female body with its many colours, races, genders and classes. As such this sexual class is not unitary, but rather poly-versally united.

International Women’s Day started in the early 1900s – mostly by Socialist Parties to recognise the paid “work” of women. The Soviet Union was famous for its rhetoric of “sexual equality”, while demanding triple days of labour from its women. Today, women across the globe work for wages as teachers, soldiers, civilians, warriors, doctors, nurses, medical-aides, lawyers, paralegals, domestic labourers, cooks, sex-workers, chefs, janitors, migrants and more.

 

These women are also daughters mothers, sisters, wives, partners, single, gay, straight, trans, rich, poor, middle class, slum-dwellers and homeless – while struggling and achieving – with cancer and without cancer; with AIDS and without AIDS; disabled or fully abled; in war zones and not. They come in all colours and design. No woman is ever simply/singularly female, but it is always of consequence that she is.

Common struggles

Women – in all their cacophonous variety have enormous potential power as labourers, child-bearers and child-rearers, and sustainers of everyday life. Patriarchy and misogyny struggle to control and contain this power.

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If women were not as powerful as they also are sometimes powerless, we would simply be ignored. Instead, we are wrapped in blue cloth from head to toe, we are kept away from education, we are controlled to use right to divorce and right to control our bodies – abortion and contraception – only because those who dominate us fear our potential power and creativity; glass and cement ceilings keep us curtailed. You do not bother oppressing those who do little and are only capable of less.

Women are bound together by what they share, and also often pulled apart by their differences. Yet, there are common struggles: against sexual violence, for daycare and child-care supports; against unequal pay and for an end to sexual ghettos. Commonality does not require sameness.

In other words, women, in all their inter sectional diversity and individuality, must be recognized as a sexual class across racial and economic divides, with shared interests in order to be treated with full humanity. The women in Tahrir Square and in the streets of Tunisia demanded their human rights for themselves and all Egyptians and Tunisians alike. Their female bodies spoke of their sexual status, while they claimed their poly and universal rights to occupy the public streets. They chose not to be defined simply by their sexual status, but to claim that women’s rights are human rights.

Embrace women and girls – their bodies, their labor  their love, their “civilian” suffering in war, their hauling of water, their gathering of wood, their amazing creativity, their planting of trees, their protection of the environment, their stand against fracking, their fight to maintain abortion rights and other reproductive freedoms, their bravery in public and private spaces – anywhere and everywhere across this globe.

The Passion of Dance fine art ballerina portrait oil painting Drew Jacoby of Lines Ballet

For more on International women’s day you can visit this site.

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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To This Day..

This is the most powerful, beautiful, most inspiring and saddest thing i have ever watched. I just wanted to share it with everyone because i feel it needs to be seen by the millions. So i will let the video speak for itself.

FOR SHAME MALAYSIANS, FOR SHAME!!!!

Notice: this might be offensive to some people, but if you know you are not like this then please know it does not have anything to do with you..( and im not saying all Malaysians are like this, im just stating my own experiences here and the forum says it all!!!! the proof is in the forum!!)

For shame Malaysians, for shame, how dare you open a thread on a forum just so that you can bitch and moan about foreign students!!! wooww!!! To say you guys are racist, annoying, uninformed, dumb is an understatement.
I found a forum where Malaysians go to complain about international students ruining their country.. The link is below
So its a pretty long list of dumb comments on this, so i will summarize the worst of all.. This is what started the whole debate..
Dear all,
I wish to alert all potential investor/buyer to avoid below condos/apartments which are flooded by tons of foreign students (especially African). These are only I know but I believe there are many more….please share your knowledge as well.
Cyberjaya – Cyberia townhouse and Crescent, Cyber Heights Villa, Domain
Puchong – Desa Millennia, Desa Idaman, Desa Impiana, Koi Tropika, Some apartments in Bandar Puteri, Koi Kinrara, Koi Legion, Heron Residency
Subang – USJ One Avenue, Casa Subang, Impian Meridian, Suriamas, Ridzuan, Subang Avenue, Casa Tiara, E-Tiara, Lagoon Perdana, Springvilla condominium, Summervilla, Boulevard, Rhythm Avenue
PJ – Casa Tropicana Condo, Metropolitan Square Condo, COVA SUITE, Riana Green, Flora Damansara
Cheras – Condo Angkasa, Seri Cendekia Condo, Venice Hill 
Bukit Jalil – Vista commonwealth, Arena Green 
Others – Taman Melati – Platinum Hill projects (filled with them), Setiawangsa – Seri Maya (overflowing), Sri Rampai – Desa Putra Condos (signs are beginning), Titiwangsa Sentral, Kepong Metro Prima, Tmn Tun – Desa Kiara Condo, Seri Kembangan Juta Mine condo
 So basically apparently when it comes to real estate and development in Malaysia if a foreigner, especially African or middle easten stays in an apartment, it depreciates!! Dumb ignorant people!!!
Below are some of the comments which really pissed me off
1. because their country is rich with diamond, gold and oil, Malaysia government is envy their arrival here for education to boost the dollar income. If you want to stop this flooding once and for all, make sure you know who to vote for in next GE. Bijan is just another stupid space goat for BN.
Listen your government is doing all Malaysians a favor by bringing students here to study because it boosts your economy, frankly without Foreigners Malaysia would be nothing because you are a lazy and selfish people who do not wish to work hard, or even to think of ways to improve your country!!
2.Tht’s the problem with Condominium. And they seems conquer all the condominium/Apartment/Flat..
Believe me when i tell you, no international student wants to stay and work in this country when we finish with our studies.. We want to be out of here the day we are done!!
3.spoke to a lecturer from MMU.. man.. not only curly hair, those from ME also cant study well here and brought down the standard of the uni.. more than half of the class fail.. and the are the majority in IT classes.
Which ever lecture you talked to must be as uneducated and as racist as you because Malays are the one who stay in MMU for long periods of time without finishing, and the university standard does not have anything to do with international students.
4. If like that everywhere oso hv to avoid lor except the high end condos like klcc, mk and dpc. Else, the negros and MEs are everywhere.
This is just plain racism in its very severety!! How would you guys feel if someone called you banana, or bug eater or budhahead or dog-muncher or anyone of these bad racial slurs!!!
It is never OK to call someone by a degrading name, regardless of what you think of them. We are all people, we are all human, and the fact is foreigners make Malaysia better, without foreigners here the real estate market would plummet because there would be no students to rent the houses owned by the Malays and they would make loses. Without students here there would be no new apartment structures being built and developing the country!! And if you do not want to live near foreigners anyway then why come to a city ( Cyberjaya) which was built specifically for students??
In all of my life i have never been around people who are so ignorant, close minded, infuriatingly racist towards all other nations, lazy and freakeshly dumb and uneducated about other cultures !!!!
But then again we can not change or improve you people, i mean what do you expect from a Nation which can not even come together and keep racism alive between them. All you Malaysians(Malays, Chinese and Indians ) hate each other because of your race, skin color or even religion, you are a lost cause and there is no hope for you in the future to be an open minded, non prejudiced, educated and loving nation!!!

Painting The World With Ugliness…

Have you ever asked yourself  what are you doing to make the world better, to increase even one person’s happiness, to help one homeless person?

Most of us never even think about this fact, we walk around consumed in our own thoughts and lives so much so that we never see the terrible environment all around us. We see people being killed, being bullied, being lonely all because we don’t feel it’s worth our time to lend a hand, or even to look and open our eyes to the hurt and pain all around us.

We live in a world of no sense of society, no sense of responsibility, no sense of helping each other, people commit suicide simply because they are lonely and have no one to turn to.

Instead of painting the world with ugliness each and every single second, why dont we all try. If you have the chance to change someone’s life, why dont you take it?

Why dont we start painting the world with love, hope and  a rainbow of happiness??