Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
"We have five core feminine values. First, risk awareness: we will not invest in things we don't understand. Second, profit with principles - we like a wider definition so it is not just economic profit, but a positive social and environmental impact. Third, emotional capital. When we invest, we do an emotional due diligence - or check on the company - we look at the people, at whether the corporate culture is an asset or a liability. Fourth, straight talking. We believe the language of finance should be accessible, and not part of the alienating nature of banking culture. Fifth, independence. We would like to see women increasingly financially independent, because with that comes the greatest freedom to be who you want to be, but also unbiased advice."
Friday, 13 February 2009
How Your Looks Betray Your Personality in this week's New Scientist.
The BBC website has picked up on this under the headline Women's traits 'written on face'.
Monday, 2 February 2009
A report, called The Good Childhood Inquiry and commissioned by the Children's Society, is quoted on the BBC website today.
It suggests, among other reasons, that having many more working mothers has contributed to the damage done to children.
At least the Beeb hasn't used this as its headline, unlike AOL news - headline Working women 'damaging children'.
In different circumstances, could this headline be 'Workshy mums damage children ?'
Sunday, 1 February 2009
I quote one paragraph:
"one of the older members of the group began a very productive line of thought along Jungian lines. He suggested that, perhaps, the bizarre character of Rumpelstilzkin could be interpreted as one’s “shadow,” that part of us which we suppress but comes out anyway as a kind of dangerous but creative alter-ego. That shadow must be honored in order to deal with crises in life. One must deal with the devil, so to speak, in order to meet the demands of the “king” (or father), that archetype which would direct us in life directions. The king’s men who go out through the kingdom to figure out Rumpelstilskin’s name are expressions of the “warrior,” the get-it-done part of the soul .... And, lest the shadow dominate our lives too much, at some point the shadow must be “named,” exposed for what it is in the limits of its power. "