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I am heartbroken!

Dear friends,
I must confess am not a very keen reader of testimonies from women..because sometimes i assume i know what to expect..i mean typical of a patriarchial society like my own! However, since thie PulseWire forum was created,I have spent alot of time after work reading stories from our world..and i must say Aim ashamed,challenged and really feel exposed in the sense of wat we the men have caused our sisters,mothers etc!
It's a way to learn about our world and i deeply thank the initiators of this forum..you will not regret,one man at a time and soon the men will understand that it's been no secret,the whole world knows how monstrous we have become!!!
I think you have created a turning point and i believe the lives of many women will never be the same!
Let's keep it going!

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Maria de Chirikof's picture

Hugs and love

I am surprised but it is nice to see a man posting since I think most men just read and not post. But it is very good to see that men realize that it not against the men themselves but actions we want to change. One man at a time, like one woman finding her own voice, it is how we will change the world for the better!

I know a lot of woman will become nervous at a man posting here like this since I also feel it is a safe place away from men that we can share our stories -woman to woman. But I did want to say I was glad and do believe that once they realize we have always known this and just want it to stop that things will get better.

Is Dkzi your name or initials?

Maria

JaniceW's picture

Thank you

It is with joy that I read your post. It is so important for women to know that not all men are insensitive and disrespectful, but that there are also men out there who are empathetic, sympathetic and attempt to understand their concerns. You come from a deeply patriarchical society and so it is refreshing to not only find you writing here but to also read your perspective. Thank you for your support of your sisters, who will indeed rise up and transform lives for the better.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

JaniceW's picture

This may be of interest

http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/node/10256

Dennis, the above journal entry might be of interest to you. It talks about a Nottingham University project in the U.K. has turned banana waste into an efficient fuel source. The emphasis of the project was on developing a simple technology that can be used in developing countries without the need for a large financial outlay. The fuel bricks are made by hand without needing any mechanical equipment.

Gathering wood for fuel is a time consuming job, mainly done by women who sometimes have to walk over six hours a day to get firewood. They are hoping that this banana fuel might help reduce dependence on wood as an energy source across Africa. They say that they are happy to give the idea away for free and are encouraging people who want to use the idea to get in touch.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/africa/8044092.stm

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