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 Topic: Female role models

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  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #30 - May 12, 2012, 10:58 AM

    Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane's 2009 Commencement Speech

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JccudODwwY
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #31 - May 12, 2012, 11:00 AM



    OK, my serious answer, not just political correspondents that I fancy*, is Kathryn Bigelow, movie director and first woman to win the Oscar for best director for Hurt Locker.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Bigelow

    *although Sophy is very cool & I think could be a role model for girls wanting to get into journalism & Westminster politics




    "we can smell traitors and country haters"


    God is Love.
    Love is Blind. Stevie Wonder is blind. Therefore, Stevie Wonder is God.

  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #32 - May 12, 2012, 11:17 AM

    Maya Angelou

    Harriet Tubman

    Rosa Park

    "I'm standing here like an asshole holding my Charles Dickens"

    "No theory,No ready made system,no book that has ever been written to save the world. i cleave to no system.."-Bakunin
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #33 - May 12, 2012, 11:17 AM

    Sampat Pal Devi leader of the 'Pink gang' of women in India

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7068875.stm

    Quote
    They wear pink saris and go after corrupt officials and boorish men with sticks and axes.

     
    XD



    "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor E. Frankl

    'Life is just the extreme expression of complex chemistry' - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #34 - May 12, 2012, 11:27 AM

    The Williams sisters.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zol5gXnhbs

    My heart bursts with love and respect for these two women. If you want a role model, look no further than the family who fought their way from rock bottom to the top of the world and enjoyed all the success that came with it. Female, black, underprivilaged - the Williams sisters went on to reign supreme, dominating women's tennis, changing the face of the sport and being all-round brilliant role models on and off the court with an incredible rags to riches story, incredible souls, incredible beauty inside and out.

    Too fucking busy, and vice versa.
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #35 - May 12, 2012, 01:03 PM

    Jasvinder Sanghera of Karma Nirvana a charity in the UK who support and protect individuals subject to Forced Marriage and 'honour' crime.

    Wafa Sultan

    Our very own Maryam Namazi

    Even though I don't agree with her politics etc she is a strong woman Ann Widdecombe

    Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty (protecting human rights)

    I find her inspirational Nicki Chapman

    Rosalind Franklin (the person who helped uncover the DNA helix)

    Jenny Clack who helped uncover the transitional forms from fish to tetrapods (4 legged animals)

    Joanna Lumley (Gurkas)

    Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #36 - May 12, 2012, 02:24 PM

    Naomi Klein <3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4LqrAhpGB0
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #37 - May 12, 2012, 03:20 PM

    Truth be told even young muslim girls are only ever really taught about the wives of the prophet and his buddys, so the only role model they are getting is how to be a strong wife for your more worthwhile husband.


    From a historical perspective there are quite a few strong female leaders from MENA, all pre-Islamic of course:

    Kahina: She is like the Boadecia of the Maghreb, led the Berber resistance against the original Arab invasion.

    Zenobia: Led a revolt against Rome and became a Queen of Syria

    Dido: Phoenician Queen who founded the city of Carthage in Tunisia.

    There is a lot of myth associated with these characters and who knows how much of their lives are really historical or mythical. But then the same could be said of the wives of the Prophet....
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #38 - May 12, 2012, 03:22 PM

    Couldn't Aisha be considered a role model for, you know, kinda starting the Battle of the Camel and stuff against the ruler? Sitting on her camel during the entire battle. Cheesy Sounds so cool.

    Self ban for Ramadan (THAT RHYMES)

    Expect me to come back a Muslim. Cool Tongue j/k we'll see..
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #39 - May 12, 2012, 03:42 PM

    Ani Difranco
    Sampat Pal Devi
    Nawaal El Sadaawi
    Emma Goldman
    Kate Winslet
    Roseanne Barr
    Tori Amos
    Audre Lorde
    Amy Sedaris
    Ernestine Shepherd
    Vandana Shiva

    (all google worthy) Smiley

    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #40 - May 12, 2012, 03:51 PM

    role models

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #41 - May 12, 2012, 09:03 PM

    Razia Sultan
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #42 - May 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

    Germaine Greer, Clare Rayner?

    When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.


    A.A. Milne,

    "We cannot slaughter each other out of the human impasse"
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #43 - May 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

    Lynn Margulis

    When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.


    A.A. Milne,

    "We cannot slaughter each other out of the human impasse"
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #44 - May 12, 2012, 09:41 PM

    Professor Maathai

    http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/

    When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.


    A.A. Milne,

    "We cannot slaughter each other out of the human impasse"
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #45 - May 12, 2012, 11:35 PM

    Anais Nin,  Josephine Baker.

    "I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want."
    Muhammad Ali
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #46 - May 13, 2012, 08:23 AM

    My mother. And maybe yours. Smiley
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #47 - May 13, 2012, 08:25 AM

    Awwww. Talk about commercial. grin12

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #48 - May 13, 2012, 08:33 AM

    Joke's on you, Arabs celebrate Mother's Day in March.
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #49 - May 13, 2012, 08:36 AM

    Joke's on Arabs, coz most people aint. Tongue

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #50 - May 13, 2012, 08:37 AM

    My mother. And maybe yours. Smiley


    Maybe not mine, not either of them.  Grin

    Although I'd have to say, I respect my step mother for working hard to financially support 3 children who weren't even her own.  She may have dressed us in rags but she dressed us, and she may have forced us to eat food we never liked (something she never did with her own kids) but thanks to that I'm pretty open to tasting most food once.  And maybe is she hadn't tried to squish me so much as a child I wouldn't be the rebellious person that I am now.

    So for that, thanks *****, you helped make me some of the things I am today, and not all of those things are bad.

    Inhale the good shit, exhale the bullshit.
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #51 - May 13, 2012, 08:38 AM

    Joke's on Arabs, coz most people aint. Tongue

    We're a rare breed. Like the horse. Rare and majestic. Wink
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #52 - May 13, 2012, 08:40 AM

    Horse:

    1/ shits anywhere

    2/ fucks anywhere

    3/ not exactly the most intelligent critter on the planet

    Are you sure you want to stick with this metaphor? grin12

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #53 - May 13, 2012, 08:40 AM

    Anyway http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeinab_Badawi

    That woman is a class act. yes

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #54 - May 13, 2012, 08:40 AM

    Ah the horse, who's majesty is left behind, in a trail of horeshit as it saunters down your street.  Truly arabs indeed. 


    Inhale the good shit, exhale the bullshit.
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #55 - May 13, 2012, 08:41 AM

    Joke's on you, once again. It's a simile, not a metaphor. dance
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #56 - May 13, 2012, 08:42 AM

    Ah the horse, who's majesty is left behind, in a trail of horeshit as it saunters down your street.  Truly arabs indeed.  

     Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #57 - May 13, 2012, 08:42 AM

    Could be either. Tongue

    Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West. bunny
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #58 - May 13, 2012, 08:43 AM

    From a historical perspective there are quite a few strong female leaders from MENA, all pre-Islamic of course:

    Kahina: She is like the Boadecia of the Maghreb, led the Berber resistance against the original Arab invasion.

    Zenobia: Led a revolt against Rome and became a Queen of Syria

    Dido: Phoenician Queen who founded the city of Carthage in Tunisia.

    There is a lot of myth associated with these characters and who knows how much of their lives are really historical or mythical. But then the same could be said of the wives of the Prophet....


    I love the story of Kahina.  I seriously still want to write a historical fiction novel about her.  Her legend still needs to be more widely known. 

    Thanks for the other 2.

    I have lots of reading to do with all of these role models.   dance

    Inhale the good shit, exhale the bullshit.
  • Re: Female role models
     Reply #59 - May 13, 2012, 08:45 AM

    Could be either. Tongue

    A simile uses words such as 'like' to compare.

    Don't mess with me. Tongue

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simile

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphor
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