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Women's Health

Empowerment in degenerate times

Women are tasked with not only bringing new life into the world, they also tasked with supporting life which is why after the often dangerous process of pregnancy and childbirth, they get to spend long hours nursing, preparing food and maintaining a warm and safe environment for children and spouses.

Inasmuch as the civilisation and the society we live in is probably corrupted making life a struggle, the foundations for life are unchanged. Everyone needs a stable and nurturing environment in which to grow and prosper, and this is her task in addition to the often called upon need to participate in earning money just to survive.

The routine of menstruation often helps women to remain

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Amen

The word AMEN is one of civilisation’s grand deceptions

Amen is commonly used as a declaration of affirmation or agreement, a concluding word and a response to prayer as in the Hebrew אָמֵן, the Greek ἀμήν, Arabic آمِينَ, Amharic አሜን and in Christian English.

In modern use, amen is literally taken to mean; “The truth (subjective) has been spoken”. It can also be used to express strong agreement, as in, for instance, “certainly”, “to be sure” or “amen to that”. Other English translations of the word amen include “verily”, “truly”, and “so be it.”

Phonetically the A infers collusion and agreement to men as superior. The more drawn out use of AaaMenn (reflects a natural instinct for unity) ending hymns

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Aphrodite

The Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation

To some Christians Aphrodite is the Whore of Babylon, but as with many ancient Greek deities, there is more than one story about her origins. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus’s genitals and threw them into the sea, and she arose from the sea foam (aphros).

According to Homer’s Iliad, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. According to Plato (Symposium 180e), the two were entirely separate entities: Aphrodite Ourania and Aphrodite Pandemos.

Aphrodite may be a derivation of Ashtaroth and the goddess Astarte and another story says Aphrodite arose from Semiramis the warrior queen who became known as the Babylonian “Ishtar” which is

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Abeera's Short Life

The tragedy of living as an Islamic woman

Abeera’s story reflects the ‘new typical’ for a girl living under Islam. Yet even though her short life was tragic, she knew life and never yielded to blind belief. Most of the world has become familiar with the way that Islamic societies treat their women and the voices of the Mullah’s in Saudi and other Islamic countries claim that women are not humans, but animals to be owned and traded.

Most people have also heard of honour killings and the fact that Muslims are not very big on education. The Islamic scholars protest that if the information is not written into the Koran, the Hadith or the Sira, then it’s not worth

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Going Braless

Moving beyond the bigotry and social injustice

It is rather sad that we live in such a twisted world with different rules for everyone based on their social class. Hollywood and the fashion industry sets a precedent for women to be as daring and minimally clad as possible while the working classes are required to be strapped up and their bodies a tool of industry, not for public display, because that is the role of the glamour model and movie star.

Perhaps this stems from the time when the Romanised version of Christianity became vogue and a tool to help maintain the capitalist empire with privileges for the rich and mundane work for the poor. In terms of wearing

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Women of India

Are Hindu women as unsafe as the media proclaims?

“Shasana Sundari”, a women writing a letter in the Jalasangi village temple in Karnataka from the period of Kalyani Chalukyas. At that time, rule was purely on Hindu principles. Muslim, Christian or western narrative did not exist. It clearly proves, women in India knew reading and writing. Image credit to Arun Bharadwaj

In so many families today, the children think they know better than the parents and in most societies believe they know more than the most highly educated. In our world of nations where it is now becoming increasingly evident that India is the mother of all nations, because India is the humble mother she

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Human Sexuality

A major confusion

Published on: 29 Dec 2015 updated August 20, 2018

There is about as much consensus in society about sexuality as there is about spirituality, and more sex happens in peoples minds than their genitals.

Confusion arises because those who assume moral leadership say one thing and do another. Couple this with the ongoing deconstruction of our societies by social and economic forces.

Sigmund Freud described sexuality as the driver of our psychology and a motivator for all our behaviour which remains relevant today.

But the primary drive to have sex comes from a base biological desire to pass on our genes and perpetuate our species. The desire to breed is an instinctive and powerful force

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Smart Kid

Raising teens – poetry

Published on: 1 Apr 2015, updated May 30 2018

My son came home from school one day, With a smirk upon his face. He decided he was smart enough, to put me in my place.

‘Guess what I learned in Civics Two, that’s taught by Mr. Wright? It’s all about the laws today, The ‘Children’s Bill of Rights.’

It says I need not clean my room, don’t have to cut my hair No one can tell me what to think, or speak, or what to wear.

I have freedom from religion, and regardless what you say, I don’t have to bow my head, and I sure don’t have to pray.

I can wear earrings if I

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The Female Breasts

The nurturing essence of womanhood and a fashion statement

An anatomical overview:

The term breast refers to the raised mound of tissue that grows on the upper anterior ventral region of the human torso (front of the human chest medically known as the mammary glands) and breasts are also found on all mammals. The breasts are mounted to the chest wall and are supported by a delicate system of muscles and ligaments. But the breasts do not contain muscles, the breast tissues lay on top of the chest wall muscles.

Both men and women have breasts but while the male breasts are similar to female breasts, the male breast tissues don’t normally produce milk although history shows that some men

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Devi

The role of the Divine Feminine

Lalita Devi is a divine feminine archetype needing urgent and greater recognition. She is the representation of Shakti in Form. She is aliveness in the most juicy way because of her ability to facilitate the unblocked flow of life. She is Shrichakra Raja nilaya- Lalitha Devi, the divine mother.

There are many representations of Devi as the divine mother, the mother of all mothers and the creative energy of life which gives life to new life. Like all mothers, this energy desires expression in life and it also desires that all life coexist in harmony. We can see this in our mothers today are they will work their fingers to the bone and keep

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Women within Islam

The myth of social equity under Islam

The Quran says that men and women will be judged by Allah. This does not mean that they have equal rights and roles, or that they are judged by the same standards. There is no ambiguity in the Quran, the life of Muhammad, or Islamic law as to the inferiority of women to men, despite the effort of modern-day apologists to salvage Western-style feminism from scraps and fragments of verses that have historically yielded no such progressive interpretation.

After military conquests, Muhammad would dole out captured women as war booties or prizes to his men. In at least one case, he advocated that they be raped in front of their husbands. Captured women

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