Dr. Rukmini Rao speaking during a "Workshop on Land, Food Security and Agriculture" at the Third International Women's Conference Against APEC, Kuala Lumpur.
"The women oppose the ethic of competition and individualism and, collectively, they are demonstrating the power of sharing one caring", she said. "To ensure immediate food security for themselves, they have set up grain banks and also taken several steps to create sustainable life-styles".
These steps include setting up seed banks to confront multinational seed companies; social forestry programmes to revive degraded lands (creating also employment and additional resources such as fuel wood and fodder); alternative health care system; promotion of organic agriculture; and values of democracy and gender equity. "Through their actions, Dalit women have demonstrated an alternative path to development and self-reliance in opposition to the values and strategies promoted by world elite through international organisations and multi-national corporations".
The Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto
The quote by Karl Marx is from
(Many of the women studies professors declare
 Diverse Women for Diversity
Seattle Declaration, Seattle, 1st December 1999
"In summary, this so-called 'free-market' system is indeed a global war system, based on violence against nature, humanity, especially women and children.
Together with the thousands of children, women and men gathered here in Seattle, we, Diverse Women for Diversity, reject this global war system and the WTO. We pledge to build an economy and a society where nature and human beings can live and prosper in peace and happiness."
The Oppressed Minorities
Chapter 3 The Children of the Great Lie
The Ten Eco-Creed Commandments
The Ten Commandments of
 Adriene Sere, Editor, Said it -Feminist News [Online]
"The Beginning of a Global Movement"
"The values underlying the teach-ins and the resistance emerged from an understanding of and respect for wholeness; a humble understanding of the human relationship to nature; a commitment to long-term social responsibility; a knowledge and acknowledgment of interdependency; and an honoring of the small, the immediate, the local, all the while keeping an eye on the big picture.
These are values that have been guarded by women, more so than men. These values spring from the necessities of life, and women have tended to be the ones to care for life, against all odds. .. It was the commitment to these values on the part of such a diverse population that gave this week its foundation and tremendously powerful meaning.
The movement that was born at the cusp of the millennium in Seattle, in the face of a planetary crisis, carries so much significance and potential because it aims to make these life-honoring values the basis of our economic infrastructure, as well as our social and cultural relationships. Therefore, it could be argued, this not only signals the beginning of a new movement for global democracy. It also set an example for transforming patriarchal, destructive societies into a world based o decentralized equality, empowerment, and the careful honoring of life."
 Medha Patkar - on the occasion of her Right Livelihood Award
"If the vast majority of our population is to be fed and clothed, then a balanced vision with our own priorities in place of the Western models is a must. There is no other way but to redefine 'modernity' and the goals of development, to widen it to a sustainable, just society based on harmonious, non-exploitative relationships between human beings and between people and nature."
 Arundhati Roy
FRONTLINE, Volume 16 - Issue 11, May. 22 - June 04, 1999
Cover Essay - "The Greater Common Good."
" We have to fight specific wars in specific ways. Who knows, perhaps that's what the twenty-first century has in store for us. The dismantling of the Big. Big bombs, big dams, big ideologies, big contradictions, big countries, big wars, big heroes, big mistakes. Perhaps it will be the Century of the Small."
|In 1948 dollars, the costs of the Second World War were $1 trillion or $17,000 per fatality (a total of 60 million fatalities). That is the total of the income per fatality that the military industrial complex derived from that war. The figure does not include the value of property losses. |
During the remainder of the 20th century, from 1945 onward, another 37 million people (mostly men) lost their lives in military conflicts.
The war against the family, producing generations of consumers who have little mind for the security of future generation largely preferring not to have any offspring at all and to rely for old-age security on the earnings and labour of other people's children involves vastly greater numbers of people, in fact, all of them.
The war against the family is vastly more profitable than all wars in history combined, firstly on account of the large number of people involved and secondly on account of its duration.
"Century of the Small"? Most certainly. The century of smaller and smaller families, the century of a smaller and smaller number of families. The century during which the world population will begin its inexorable slide into oblivion, a smaller and smaller population that is estimated to reach 3.7 billion by 2150, and that will be ruled by a very small number of multinational corporations doling out their goods to a class of serfs called consumers, if not rubes, a population that the promoters of negative population growth hope to reduce to pre-Columbian levels of 300-500 million. —F4L
 Aung San Suu Kyi -"Freedom from Fear"-
http://danenet.wicip.org/fbc/freefear.htm [That link no longer functions, but the quote can be looked up at <http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi>]
"The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, born of an intellectual conviction of the need for change in those mental attitudes and values which shape the course of a nation's development. A revolution which aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success. Without a revolution of the spirit, the forces which produced the iniquities of the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to the process of reform and regeneration. It is not enough merely to call for freedom, democracy and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring truths, to resist the corrupting influences of desire, ill will, ignorance and fear. "
"To the women of Burma"
(June 21, 1999) On her 54th birthday,
"It is only by treating women with respect and by giving them their rightful place that we can build a modern, progressive society. In Burma, as in other parts of the world, we need to work harder to correct the injustices that have been imposed upon women throughout history: Lack of respect for their gender, lack of equal opportunities with men in acquiring professional skills, discrimination in the workplace, fewer chances of serving in high administrative posts."
|As you sow, so you shall reap. Women who treat others with respect will in turn be respected. —F4L|
 Asma Jehangir. "Democracy is Survival for Women"
An Interview with Asma Jehangir Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
"I think people are afraid of the women movement because it's the longest social movement in history. I think looking at it in a global manner there has been a world of change. Twenty years ago was the first UN Conference on the Rights of Women. Twenty years ago the phrase women's rights was not understood in Pakistan. But today it is very much alive. You see it in the lives of the women sitting in the jails of Pakistan, in the lives of the women who pick cotton, and in the hearts of the young students who wish to see themselves as leaders of tomorrow. It is very much there. In every part of the world, whether it is the developing world, the developed world, whether it's a remote corner of the world, it has taken seat in the hearts of women."
 Meena , founding leader of RAWA (1957-1987)
I'm the woman who has awoken.
I've arisen and become a tempest through the ashes of my burnt children.
I've arisen form the rivulets of my brother's blood.
Mynation's wrath has empowered me.
My ruined and burnt villages fill me with hatred against the enemy.
Oh compatriot, no longer regard me weak and incapable.
My voice has mingled with thousands of arisen women.
My fists are clenched with fists of thousands compatriots
To break all these sufferings all these fetters of slavery.
I'm the woman who has awoken,
I've found my path and will never return.
 He aha te mea nui o te ao - What is the most important thing
in theworld? By Pamela Dewes In Te Ao Marama [The World of Light ]-
Regaining Aotearoa - Maori Writers Speak Out. Edited by Witi
Ihimaera. Auckland: Reed Books. 1993.
In our small school community we have a cross-section of opinions and thoughts, hopes and beliefs. We also have our fair share of wishful thinking. One of us is going to be the first Maori woman governor -general, one of us is going to be the first Maori woman Prime Minister. We have teachers and lawyers, actors and clowns, poets and mothers.
Some things are going to happen soon, and others are going to take a little longer. What we do know is that they are going to happen, because we are going to make them happen....
We believe in human rights, children's rights, women's rights, people's rights. We want to save the whale, protect the dolphin and know that the kakapo thrives..
Our responsibility as young Maori women is to be positive in a climate which keeps on telling us that we are losers.
He aha to mea nui ao. Maku e ki atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata. [ He aha te mea nui o te ao - what is the most important thing in the world? Maku e ki atu - this is my reply. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata [It is people, it is people, it is people.]
 Riane Eisler, 1995, "The Chalice and the Blade". San Francisco:Harper Collins. 1987, 1995.
The move to a new world of psychological and social rebirth will entail changes we cannot yet predict, or even envision.For millennia of recorded history , the human spirit has been imprisoned by the fetters of androcracy. Our minds have been stunted, and our hearts have been numbed. And yet our striving for truth , beauty and justice has never been extinguished. As we break out of these fetters, as our minds, hearts, and hands are freed, so also will be our creative imagination.
The most dramatic change as we move from a dominator to a partnership world will be that we , and our children and grand children, will again know what it means to live free of the fear of war. In a world rid of the mandate that to be "masculine" men must dominate, and along with the rising status of women and more "feminine" social priorities, the danger of nuclear annihilation will gradually diminish.. Along with more rational measures aimed at successfully reducing the poverty and hunger of the mass of the world's poor--women and children -- the growing consciousness of our linking with all other members of our species should gradually also narrow the gulf between rich and poor nations. Indeed as billions of dollars and work hours are rechannelled from technologies of destruction to technologies that sustain and enhance life, human poverty and hunger could gradually become memories of a brutal androcratic past. [p.198-199 ]
|Men and their children don't feel the pains of hunger? If hunger is the gravest problem that must be solved, then it is without any doubt a major factor in the far shorter life expectancy of men on average (in the world) five years shorter than that of women. WHS|
 Jean Shinoda Bolen. Crossing to Avalon. A Woman's Midlife
Pilgrimage.SanFransico: Harper Collins. 1994.
"If the Goddess is to return to the world as the Grail that will heal patriarchy, if the Goddess is to come into human consciousness as an awareness to the sacred feminine in her myriad expressions, if the Goddess is to emerge in time, she will do so because women . tell what they know. The Goddess comes to us in very private and experimental ways. To bring about a paradigm shift in the culture that will change assumptions and attitudes, a critical number of us will have to tell the stories of our personal revelations and transformations.
|When and where the "goddess" ruled, human sacrifice was common and the average life expectancies were in the order of 35 to 40 years. |
Why would anyone pray for the return of the goddess? WHS
 Excerpts from "A Woman's Creed", 1994. Posted to GSN Dec 22
1999 and December 24, 2000
We are poised on the edge of the millennium - ruin behind us, no map
before us, the taste of fear sharp on our tongues.
Yet we will leap.
The exercise of imagining is an act of creation.
The act of creation is an exercise of will.
All this is political. And possible..
We are the women who will transform the world.
|Religion and culture are ever changing, ever transforming... We are the transformer, maker and creator of our own religious and cultural traditions. |
"Women, Religion, and Culture" seminar,
|God is going to change. We women are going to bring an end to God. As we take positions in government, in medicine, in law, in business, in the arts and, finally, in religion, we will be the end of Him. We will change the world so much that He won't fit anymore. |
Naomi Goldenberg in
|The strongest force seeking to destroy traditional religions is feminism. Radical feminists have little use for religion or churches as they are, but they do not leave the churches whose doctrines and liturgies they find objectionable. They work within to change the churches so that the final product will bear little resemblance to Christianity. |
Robert H. Bork in
Slouching Towards Gomorrah (p. 287)
 Dr. Lynette J. Dumble, January 1, 2000
"Silence is indefensible" -- Arundhati Roy, 1999.
To the Global Sisterhoon Network
"May Peace, Hope and Love light the way we walk
with our voices raised in the third millennium."
|"Peace, Hope and Love" in an openly declared war against all things male and against the vast majority of women who love nothing better than to spend their lives in the company of men and to raise their children and grandchildren in the presence of their children's fathers and grandfathers. |
The average life expectancy of women in the world is five years more than that of men, about seven years more in the developed nations and as much as almost fourteen years more in those countries where feminism has made the biggest advances for the longest interval, the former members of the U.S.S.R.
Feminism? You want feminism? Which brand would you like?
How did the Popular Views on Domestic Violence come about?
The Evolution of the Child-Sexual-Abuse Industry
TOUCHY SUBJECT, an article by Lynley Hood in the NZ SUNDAY STAR-TIMES, 25 March 2001, focuses on a part of history in which feminism played a large part. The article focuses on the evolution of the modern child-sexual-abuse witch hunts in New Zealand. There are, of course, international connotations.
Erin Pizzey, the founder of the women's shelter movement and of the first modern women's refuge in 1971, in Chiswick, London, England, published a new book, Women or Men Who Are The Victims? (Dec. 2000, CIVITAS, U.K.)
A chapter in the book, From the Personal to the Political, recounts the circumstances that led to the rise of radical feminism from relatively obsure circumstances after women returned to New York from the Southern states in the USA, where they had been helping women in the civil rights movement, from a time when the movement was essentially pennyless, through the time when they usurped the women's shelter movement to gain an inexhaustible source of founding, to grow presently into one of the most powerful political forces in the history of mankind.
Note: If the term "radical feminism" (a.k.a. Marxist- or socialist-feminism) is somewhat new to you, you need to expand your knowledge. After all, radical feminism, the currently controlling faction of feminism, governs just about everything that is happening in your life. See,
Carey Roberts column
Carey Roberts is an analyst and commentator on political correctness. His best-known work is an exposé on Marxism and the roots of radical feminism.
Carey Roberts' best-known work, his exposé on Marxism and the roots of radical feminism, is not necessarily easy to find, but this link will help with that. (Some of the URLs for the article series appear to keep changing. For that reason the identified link leads to an Internet search for the series. The first or second link in the return list will most likely lead you to the series.)
...And this is what has actually happened at Sparta; the legislator wanted to make the whole state hardy and temperate, and he has carried out his intention in the case of the men, but he has neglected the women, who live in every sort of intemperance and luxury. The consequence is that in such a state wealth is too highly valued, especially if the citizens fall under the dominion of their wives, ...
Aristotle, in Politics, (350 B.C.)
"It is an amazing thing to see in our city the wife of a shoemaker, or a butcher, or a porter dressed in silk with chains of gold at the throat, with pearls and a ring of good value... and then in contrast to see her husband cutting the meat, all smeared with cow's blood, poorly dressed, or burdened like an ass, clothed with the stuff from which sacks are made... but whoever considers this carefully will find it reasonable, because it is necessary that the lady, even if low-born and humble, be draped with such clothes for her natural excellence and dignity, and that the man [be] less adorned as if a slave, or a little ass, born to her service."
Lucrezia Marinella, Venice, Italy, 1600
The Nobility and excellence of Women Together
With the Defects and Deficiencies of Men
Quoted on page 22 of
If Men Have All the Power How Come Women Make the Rules
(Translation into French)
The Big Lie
Adolf Hitler knew that if you tell lies, tell big ones, and that if you tell them often enough they become accepted as the truth. The premise is simple: Everybody says it, therefore it must be true. All that is required to succeed is to get everybody to say it.
Today's propaganda tools are far more pervasive and much more powerful and sophisticated than those that were being pioneered during the Nazi era. Today, they are being far more ruthlessly used in the education curriculum and in the liberal/feminist dominated media (press, publishing industry and far more pervasive broadcasting).
Today's audience is a far more captive audience that is being incessantly indoctrinated during literally every waking minute to the point of brain washing.
Today it is not difficult at all to get everybody to say what we want them to say. (These comments are based on excerpts from Hitler's Mein Kampf)
If you are still in doubt about what is stated in this page, have a look at
Now and Then A Comparison
Marxism, Mariategui and the Feminist Movement, Central Committee, Communist Party of Peru (PCP), 1976. [Translation and reproduction by Peru People's Movement (MPP), 1996.]
Table of Contents for feminism and related issues
Feminism For Male College Students — A Short Guide to the Truth, by Angry Harry (Off-Site)
Posted 2001 01 07
2001 04 07 (to add links to chapters of feminism in history and to elaborate on the introduction)
2001 05 22 (to add link to Marxism, Mariategui and the Feminist Movement)
2001 12 29 (inserted comment on Elderly Abuse)
2002 07 11 (added link to article on U.S.-sponsored world population control)
2002 10 20 (inserted reference to St. Louis Post-Dispatch series of articles on the killing of elderly in US nursing homes.)
2002 12 22 (format changes)
2002 12 23 (added references relating to freedom of expression and to propaganda)
2004 06 24 (added entry for SUN — Seniors United Now)
2006 03 04 (added link to Feminism for Male College Students)
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