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Math, physics, science... But first of all, *instruction*!

It's no less than a couple days ago, and I finished reading a book, titled "Half the sky", by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

It wasn't an easy reading.

It portrays a too large part of the real world, of girls and women who are abused, killed, made voiceless.

In the country where I live, Italy, we have some idea of what happens in too many places in the world, but no direct, local experience - and so often we lose ourselves in marginal non-prblems.

Yet the book by Nicholas and Sheryl reminded me, if necessary, how... injust the world may be. The stories I learned from made me cry, and feel a savage rage.

Also, supported my intuitive feeling that lack of instruction is strongly related to abuse.

Instructed people are aware of their rights and infinite worth, first of all. Because of this very simple fact, they are less vulnerable to offenders.

To just begin with.

An instructed girl will think. Will see further options. Will have instruments and knowledge to foster imagination, and envision new possibilities.

And later on, as a mother or community member, will pass over her knowledge and experience so that others will benefit.

So, we are right, in our passion. Our aim is not marginal, as it might seem to a bit distract person. Instruction is a fundamental right, but also a sort of shelter. An investment worth spending.

In beginning activity with the Math Support Gals, I greet the message by Nicholas and Sheryl as a welcome pearl, a validation.

An encouragement to add our voices and take a stand, the way we all can, in favor of women and children.

That's our group aim, after all.

A hug, in love and peace

Mauri

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jap21's picture

Greetings Gals!

This is awesome. Congratulations Mauri! I am so proud to be part of this community. I can´t imagine what kind of time I will have to write here, but I promise to do my best to post as much as I can!

Let us read our stories, let us share our emotions and hardships with math, so that girls are not afraid anymore, and so that they get to understand that math is part of life and they need to embrace that fact to get to love it.

When you are fond of math, your life changes. It is not a monster anymore. Come on girls, follow the path of non frightening numbers.

We are ready to support you.

Long live the gals who love math and will support the rest!

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Mauri's picture

You're welcome!

Jackie, dear!

I welcome you but, in a bit of embarrassment ;-)

The first idea, and the name, of the Math Support Gals group, was yours!

So I feel as welcoming someone in her own house...

And, I thank you of your warm interest and support. I think as a mother, and a positive, strong, thoughtful, sensitive and empowering woman, your posts will always inspire all for good.

Hugs

Mauri

jap21's picture

awww how cute

You are really nice to me with your warm words, but this is really all your work honey. I just share your vision.

Squeeze for you!

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

jap21's picture

One more thing

Please tell me how to register in the web page, and how we will be able to post there too.

Kudos to you for the beautiful web page!

Hugs,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Mauri's picture

You got me...

Jackie, dear friend!

You got me...

I have to confess, all I've done was to ask the registrar my company already know to open the site, pay a small fee (for three years in advance, just to be sure). And then, filling it with a tentative set of pages.

As a graphicperson, well, it's better I don't even try claiming any taste (besides, I'm so sharp-eyed as a mole!) ;-)

But, I found a really nice program to build sites. I can't give its name publicly, as I am not willing to make free unsolicited advertisement to a commercial product (if you're interested I can say you privately - after my Pulsewire Personal Message Temporary Ban expires (I'm afraid having exceeded my daily personal messages quota)). The program hosts many wonderful site styles, and I digged until the right one found me. Nice, isn't it?

As a dumb human (? Hope being entitled in this belonging, but am not so sure ;-) ), I started the simplest, with a set of static pages. In practice, this means in the moment I have to add your posts myself, sorting them somewhere in the page hierarchy. I'll try with some easy content page so to practice and become as quick as possible. We may share the initial posts using Pulsewire as an originating point (this might have the advantage that all things are also somewhat visible in Pulsewire, but also the disadvantage I could be a bottleneck, and a sort of "editor" (something I'd not like to be); another little advantage could be, contents might be organized so that people may access it from outside through index pages).

I've also discovered they (the registrar) gave me three e-mail addresses. As I'll discover how to activate them I'll say you how we may use. I'm imagining to use one as a post-receiving channel; the other two are free for any other use. (Provided I discover how-to!)

I would like to understand how other people may post to the site themselves directly, but have not yet discovered!

I also checked preliminarily with Worldpulse/Pulsewire people, and got from Janice and Jade some helpful hints. As I understood, the management plans to improve the Pulsewire techy infrastructure so that we may share posts with more complicate contents (like movies, documents, and so on). As it will happen, we may consider to use "only" the Pulsewire group' space.

By the way: the site to date is important as a way to disseminate little-and-big things. Your question inspires me a post, dealing specifically with "how to post" - I hope today I'll be back at home not too late, and as soon as possible I'll add.

I've also a sea of things to say, and question to ask. I've seen your posts on Haiti debt (and signed immediately and diffused among friends the petition), and feel an urge to post a specific reply. I'd also like to add a post on a book I've just finished and shocked me. And many, many more...

Jackie, why days have just 24 hours?? It's an injustice!!!

(I learned soon in my life doing two different things with left and right hand simultaneously. Am trying to learn using even fingers independently. Ha! The result is not very comforting to see, and guess my relatives are considering to send me the doctor. But all these attempts do not solve the real problem: time continues to pass as before, without any mercy! :-( )

A big hug, in the moment!
And, a bigger even thank you, for your question.

Mauri

jap21's picture

hehehehe

I also wonder when will I be able to do more stuff in less time. You know me, I tend to have a system for everything, so I guess I will come up with something.

It is sooo difficult sometimes, though. I wish I could copycat your ability to do two different things with each hand, but I kind of lack such a wonderful motricity hahahaha.

Hey gal, I love the design that you chose and hope that you will soon come up with ways to publish more in the webpage, linked to world pulse too. But in the meantime, I would like to send some stuff to your email, so please write to me and I will send you what I want to share with you.

Thanks honey.

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Mauri's picture

On parallel finger fidgeting

Oh, I'm *sure* that, with all your systemizing ability, you will find a way to do five works in parallel per hand! ;-)

It is not, I feel, a wonderful motricity!

It has rather more to do with hands (and fingers) not being connected to a central nervous system! (Easy stuff if you miss a brain! I lost mine somewhere, incidentally. I backed it up on some site but, missing my brain, can't remember where!)

I'll send you the e-mail as I discover the "how-to" publish as soon as possible.

(My "no-brain" alowing, ha ha! ;-) )

Cheers

Mauri

Mauri's picture

Hope to survive!

Guess so!

Ha! I tried! Not always it works...

I might try an extensive use of Isaac Asimov's "thiotimoline" to expand time!

Hugs

Mauri

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