If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it… We want you post the videos online so we can all watch
– Rush Limbaugh
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Sanjit Roy founded the Barefoot college in Tilonia, Rajasthan, a non-government organisation that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. These ‘Barefoot solutions’ can be broadly categorised into solar energy, water, education, health care, rural handicrafts, people’s action, communication, women’s empowerment and wasteland development.
I tried to make a connection between what is happening in Wall Street, and all those conflicts that I have been a part of and write about… What connects these problems is exclusion… We have a problem on our hands. A problem that needs to be addressed systemically. And I can just say that no individual, no corporation can be allowed to have such unfettered wealth, such unfettered power. There has to be a cap on what corporations can have, what individuals can have.
Many women, according to Rick Santorum in his book “It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good”, have told him that it is more “socially affirming to work outside the home than to give up their careers to take care of their children.”
What happened in America so that mothers and fathers who leave their children in the care of someone else — or worse yet, home alone after school between three and six in the afternoon — find themselves more affirmed by society? Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism
Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960s has taken root
The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness
Santorum, Rick. It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good. Wilmington, DE: ISI, 2005. Print.
Understanding why some events are kept alive in our collective consciousness and others interred
By PRANAY SHARMA (Published October 17, 2011 in Outlook India)
As people across the world sniffled at the poignant ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, beamed live from Ground Zero in New York, few would have remembered the significance this date holds for the people of Chile. It was on September 11, 1973, that the democratically elected government of Salvadore Allende was dislodged through a coup, organised, ironically, at the behest of the CIA, an incident more or less effaced from the ‘globalised memory’. Few, too, would have muttered a silent prayer for the thousands who have perished in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, countries turned into veritable killing fields because of the war on terror that the Americans unleashed as retribution for the terror attacks.
Truly, power is about determining what people remember and what they forget. It’s a striking asymmetry.