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I stumbled on a 2011 video that shocked me.
It purported to be of Miss USA contestants answering the question “Should math be taught in schools?”
I watched in horror as the first few young women gave their answers:
It didn’t take me long to realize it was a parody – a satirical piece poking fun at somthing else. "But at what?” I wondered. Where was the original?
I looked for more information.
Ah. A video by @mackenzief, @kevgot, Leslie Collins, @gracehelbig, @lorrainecink, @jencurran, @risasarachan, @FarynEinhorn, Corinne Donly, @sarajanetaylor, @ericmpearson, Elias Altman, @mclendaniel
They were dissing this:
The answers shook me. Evolution is a "theory" that should NOT be taught in schools?
Oh. My. God.
Posted in Amazing Susan's Blog
Tags activism conflict Egypt feminism government inspiration Islam journalist media Middle East politics religion success Women's Rights
Mona Eltahawy is a freelance Egyptian journalist based in America who for a long period wrote a weekly column for the Saudi-owned international Arab publication Asharq Al-Awsat.
Her articles were discontinued for being 'too critical' of the Egyptian regime, she claimed in an article she wrote for the International Herald Tribune.
Posted in Profiles & Bios
Tags conflict inspiration love peace religion war
Susan notes: someone sent me this "news release from God" several years ago by email. It was originally published on September 28, 2001, on The Onion, in the aftermath of the events of 9/11.
More than a decade has passed and we don't seem to have made much progress in abiding by God's will for peace. In fact, things seem to have gotten worse, making this message even more timely than ever...
Posted in Points to Ponder
Tags connection happiness inspiration love religion spirituality
Susan notes: this story is dedicated today to the people around the world facing hardship, challenges and/or violence.
One night I had a dream. I dreamed that I was walking along the sandy beach with God.
I am quite thankful that as we walked hand in hand, God showed me His infinite patience by not throwing me into the sea 'coz I must have asked Him "Are we there yet?" a million times.
Posted in Parables and Stories
Tags goals government inspiration Islam Pakistan politics religion success
Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀٽو; Urdu: بینظیر بھٹو, June 21 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left political party in Pakistan.
Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, having twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996).
She was Pakistan's first and to date only female prime minister.
Posted in Profiles & Bios