Yeah- when I was a kid we had to feel sorry for the kids in Africa who were starving. Then, it was female circumcision (please don't get me started on that one), then there's the AIDS thing (some people there believe the only way to get rid of the disease is to "give" it to a child) and now this.
My poor husband, I didn't mean to snap at him.
One of my favorite aspects of writing about feminism and gender for BlogHer is the ability to speak with incredibly cool women. I interviewed activist Calpernia Addams, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, and now, Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, the editor of My Little Red Book. Last year, I read a hilarious story about how one blogger learned how to use tampons. (Sadly, it is no longer posted.) As I laughed, cringed, and celebrated the author's ultimate triumph (she got the tampon in and won the gymnastic competition! yay!), I thought how great it would be if there was a collection of these types of stories. My Little Red Book fills that important hole, so to speak.
In Africa 30% of under-5 children die of fever which is a symptom
shared by malaria and pneumonia (or acute respiratory tract infections,
ARI). Most often fever is treated at home with anti-malaria because
ever case of fever is assumed to be due to malaria. But this is not
always the case. It is important to be able to distinguish between
You may still be grappling at the title of my post but read on.
One of the most active rebel groups fighting in Darfur and the government in Khartoum have agreed to sign a so-called "declaration of good intentions" which could further lead to a possible peace deal in the region.
What does it mean?
Playwright and activist, Eve Ensler, has transformed her play The Vagina Monologues and Valentine's Day into tools to raise awareness and funds to help end violence against women around the globe.
I just bought a book called "From Ashes to Africa". Written by a couple who recently adopted a little boy from Ethiopia, it's a story about infertility and how the couple turned towards adoption. Their blog is at http://www.fromashestoafrica.com/. I will be writing a review once I've read the whole thing. You can read an excerpt and it looks like a great read.
In this time of tightening budgets, many people are looking to save
money, not spend it– and only on the things that are truly necessary.
It should be no surprise that charities and other non-profit
organizations are feeling the financial crisis as well. Ironically,
these are the times when they need support the most. More people need
help, and there is less money to help them with.
OK! I've found the identity of our nocturnal monster insect. Its a sulpugid of the order solifugae
- more commonly known as "haarskeerder" or "jag spinnekop". Its not a
spider, but it is an arachnid - which essentially means "it has eight
legs". Scorpions and spiders also belong to this class.