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FEMINISM; A TWO SIDED COIN?

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Feminism according to the free online dictionary is an attitude favoring the movement to eliminate political, social and professional discrimination.

Seems simple enough on the surface but many people have taken view to a different side of feminism.attributing it to man- hating, anti - male bigotry. With even Pop Star Lady Gaga saying I am not a feminist. I hail men. raising the question Do feminists hate men?

The history of the "F" word goes a long way back with even one incident where the Vatican even banned one of the most widely read feminist books The Second Sex published in 1949 by Simone de Beauvoir.

FEMINISM AND ITS TWO SIDES

Amid all the emotion and different aspects people view feminism, there are basically two sides to it which are;

The Feminist who wants females to have equal rights as men but embraces their is a need for men in the society.The anti-male Feminist who see men rather as an obstacle to women development and He needs to be pushed out of the way for women …

GLOBAL YOUTH FORUM

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Every youth below the age of 25 has the chance to influence the decision on global policies on December 3 - 6, 2012 through the Global Youth Forum in Bali, Indonesia.

This is your chance to influence decisions on five key issues including; staying healthy, comprehensive education, transitions to decent employment for youth, sexuality, families and rights.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make your voice heard and you can be a part of this event by;


Registering as a virtual delegateand participate in online discussion.Join the Twitter conversation and Facebook discussions.Share your 7 Billion Actions Story.Introduce yourself with a Photo or Video. Description pf how can be found here.Find out the events planned for your country and participate.
There is a reason you should take the front seat and take advantage of this global opportunity to influence the  Global Forum that will take place in Indonesia this year 2012, as the effects of this discussion will be as far reaching as 2…

HELP PROVIDE SAFETY FOR MAWAZO

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Greetings,

This post will be a little different from the rest for two reasons. Firstly, it was written by a guest writer and secondly, it is because through this post you will be able to make a difference in someones life.

Introducing Mawazo, written by Pat Brennan, a sponsor to Uganda Charities. Should you feel a need to help Mawazo and her community, please contact him by E-mail.

THE STORY OF MAWAZO


Mawazo is a thirteen year old girl. She is now the head of her family, with four younger siblings. They are living alone in a one roomed grass-thatched, tiny, old hut. They live in a village called Mukongoro, the last village at the top of the hill on the border of Uganda and Congo. Mawazo is an intelligent girl; hardworking, working all day to support her younger siblings. Samwiri is ten years old, Eliya is seven, Aaron is five and Kellen is three. None of the children attend school. Mawazo "dropped out" of school about a year ago, in order to look after the younger children. Af…

Does Keeping a Gun in the Home increase Safety?

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How far can you go to ensure your family is safe? Could keeping a gun in the house increase security levels in addition to burglar alarms, secure locks, burglar bars and good lighting among others.

If you consider keeping a gun in the house, it is best to review the facts in order to make the right decision.



GUN IS GOOD SECURITY TOOL WHEN;

It is used to increase security especially for seniors in the society and those at risk of being attackedHidden well but kept within good reachWhen purchased legallyEveryone you are living with is comfortable with having a gun in the houseGives you a defense tool to use if attacked

GUN IS A BAD SECURITY TOOL WHEN;

It is used for defensive purposes and not protective.It is used to commit homicideMay increase risk of a violent death

If you do not feel so secure keeping a gun, there are other alternatives; You can also opt for;

Wacth dogsA home security systemInstall a panic buttonInstall motion sensor light outside your homeAlways apply safety rules
You m…

Reporting A Crime

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The greatest concern we have when reporting a case is 'will anything be done about it?' Are we just wasting our time or simply causing ourselves to lose face.. or worse putting ourselves in danger when we report a criminal?

You may not want to report a crime for many reasons but remember that by reporting your crime, no matter how small or embarrassing you are helping to fight crime and reduce the risk of it happening again.

When you report a crime make sure;


Report the crime to the police soon after it happened and follow it up until evidence that something is being done about it.When asked for details do not be afraid to tell everything as it happened, leaving out no detail.Have someone you trust to support you as you proceed with your case.Ask for Victim Support in your area. Victim support gives help to victims or witnesses of crime. This can be found mostly from the Police.Do not give in to threat to drop the case, seek protection and take extra safety precautions until t…

How not to be a Sexual Predator

We usually go looking for solutions to problems and often ignore what caused the problem in the first place. This came to my attention when a dear commentator reminded that 'Not one 'lesson' in the list on how not to be a predator.' This was a great point from a unique view because that is a part that is often when it could actually solve the problem of child abuse. So how can someone not be a Sexual Predator?

WHO IS A SEXUAL PREDATOR?

A sexual predator is a person who commits a sexually related crime.

See more definitions here;

SEX OFFENDERSSEXUAL ABUSERSEXUAL PREDATORS; KNOW THE ENEMY


HOW TO NOT BE A SEXUAL PREDATOR.

SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELPIf you find yourself being sexually attracted to an infant this could have been caused by an error in biological hormonal reactions. For this seek professional help. Do not be shy to ask for help.
Learn forgiveness. Many sexual offenders may not have have been victims of sexual crime itself but mostly harbor rage in their hearts therefo…

SOME SECRETS SHOULD NEVER BE KEPT

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' But one day, while Alfred's mother was cleaning a far corner of the castle, Lord Henry started to tickle Alfred in a way that made him feel uncomfortable and sick inside.'
                                        - Jay Sanders. Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept -

Alfred is a child Hero in the Book Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept where he was confronted with a situation where a man so highly respected and liked and who had also given his mother much needed help approached the young boy sexually. This is a must read for every child, nursery teachers and parents should own this book. The online version read by Debra Byrne can be found here.

Also recommended for your children is the book GRACIE FINDS HER VOICE  by Jacob Williams on VOICE TODAY.



WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO EDUCATE YOUNG CHILDREN ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE?

Children are a usual target by predators because they are vulnerable hence educating them will make them aware when a situation is wrong.Educating children on child sexu…

JIMMY SAVILLE; LESSONS TO BE LEARNT

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Jimmy Saville ( 31. 10. 1926 - 29. 10. 2011) though late has been making  Headlines not as positive as  when he was alive and making hits for the BBC, having impressive charity fundraising for the The Jimmy Saville Charitable Trust as well as Hospital Trust among others.

Recently, Sexual Abuse Claims against Saville are slowly eroding all the good charitable deeds he portrayed to the public , bringing doubts to whether the BBC helped in covering his pedophile cases as well as putting his Charity foundations and other Partners at a risk of falling out because of the covering up of abuse.

What lesson should we learn from Jimmy Saville fiasco?



Sexual abuse or abuse of any kind should not be hidden, ignored or go unreported.All suspicious behavior should be scrutinized and not ignored.Trust should not be bought but earned. This simply means that just because someone gives you things, does not mean they can be trusted. You are encouraged to know the the signs when to trust someone.Sex Offen…