Wow, I got nominated for the ‘Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award’ by Deana from https://eatpraylovemom.wordpress.com/. Thanks Deana this is a very touching nomination. I really appreciate your nomination.
You really should all go and check out https://eatpraylovemom.wordpress.com/ Deana is an amazing woman who explodes all the stereotypes. On top of that, she is genuine, caring and loving. Follow her, you will not be sorry.
Now, on to the award.
Rules for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award:
Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
Answer the 10 questions given to you.
Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.
Deana’s questions and my answers:
- If you were alone in a park and you walked by a man crying and there was nobody else around, what you do?
- Tough one, I think I would try and linger a bit (unobtrusively and a fair bit a way) to figure out what was going on. If it looked safe and genuine I would approach him and ask him if he needed help. I would not touch him simply because I wouldn’t want to put a male in emotional distress through additional trauma, although I do think many upset people feel a lot better for a hug.
- How do you feel about gun control?
- Phew, no easy ones from you today! I would prefer to live in a society without guns, but that horse has long since bolted. Given the reality of the situation we have to accept that guns are readily available to most members of society through legal and illegal channels. I am in the main a rather liberal person and think that in most circumstances the individual’s rights are primary. Having said that, guns are incredibly dangerous things (nearly as dangerous as a fully loaded car). They are intended to harm (kill) and are relatively easy to use (far easier to use effectively than say a sword). So I think that guns do need to be controlled. Only competent people should be allowed to own a gun and buy ammunition. I also think that only semi automatic and single shot or revolver weapons should be available for civilian use. I know that criminals have guns and can get nasty stuff, but we do need to draw the line somewhere. I have no problem with replicas of assault rifles etc so long as they are in fact only semi automatic.
- If you were the leader of your country, what are three things you would do to change the country for the better?
- I would improve the education system and ensure that teachers actually taught. I would improve the health care system to ensure it was accessible and free to all those that needed it. I would ensure real gender equality.
- Are there certain slang words for vagina that you hate?
- I hate the words cunt, beaver, snatch and anything with the suffix ‘hole’. I find that men often use these word in a derogatory and offensive way. If women choose to use them then that is ok by me. If men use them in an ironic way it is ok, but can be a bit borderline. Playful words like pussy are ok. I think I am more worried about context than the actual word.
- What does HUMANISM mean to you?
- I have 2 takes on the word ‘humanism’. In the first instance it is a stance that emphasizes the value of human beings. It places value on the use of critical thinking, rational thought and empricism. Secondly, it is the study and application of the humanities (history, languages, music, philosophy, literature, linguistics etc).
- Apple or Android?
- I don’t really care, but I have an iPad so Apple for now I suppose.
- If you had to wear makeup & do you hair every day for a year or go without makeup and your hair in a pony tail for a year, which would you do?
- I think I would have to go without make up.
- Do you have a style?
- Hmmm I like an elegant cut, with smart ‘edges’. I like to be a little glam. Not sure if I can summarise that as a style.
- Do you think that mainstream musical is acceptable for your children? Or if you don’t have kids, do you think there are mainstream artist who’s music is geared towards kids but shouldn’t be?
- I don’t think I can protect my children forever. They will find what they like and will be exposed to things they do not like. The trick is to keep the channels of communication open and ask them (continuously) why they like what they like and how they feel about what they are listening to. Challenge the received messages and things should be ok.
- What do you think of when you hear the word FART?
1. Do you ever feel unsafe where you live?
2. What one thing would you do today to make a difference to your community?
3. Have you ever wanted to live in another country?
4. What is stopping you from doing that one thing you always wanted to do?
5. What is your nickname?
6. What would you rather go without for a year, lipstick or high heels?
7. Coffee or tea?
8. What does ‘feminism’ mean to you?
9. Is fairness the same as equality?
10. If you had to read all of the 50 Shades books or all of Jilly Cooper’s books, which one would you choose?
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