WHY IS THIS?
"In no society are women secure or treated
as equal to men. Personal insecurity shadows them from cradle to
grave. . . from childhood through adulthood, they are abused because of
1995 UN Human Development Report
"The abhorrence with which
the whole world has rightly regarded [race] apartheid is an abhorrence
born of the simple moral proposition that a peoples' rights and
opportunities - where they can live, what education and health care they
will receive, what job they can do, what income they can earn, what
legal standing they will have - should not depend on whether they are
born black or white."
"Yet it seems that the world is prepared to accept, with none of the
depth and breadth of opposition that has been seen during the [race]
apartheid years, that all of these things can depend upon the accident
of being born male or female."
- James Grant,
Then-Executive Director of UNICEF
COULD IT BE THIS?
Abigail Adams, March 31, 1776
"I long to hear that you
have declared an independancy - and by the way in the new Code of Laws
which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would
Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than
your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the
Husbands. Remember, [as John had told her] all Men would be Tyrants if
husband & future US president John Adams, who was attending the US
Constitutional Convention where he and the other Founding Patriarchs
were writing the rule book for the US of A
John Adams writes back on April 14:
"As to your extraordinary Code of Laws, I cannot but laugh. ... Depend
upon it, We know better than to repeal our Masculine systems."
WHAT ABOUT THIS?
We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among
these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
That, to secure these rights, Governments
are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of
That, whenever any Form of Government
becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to
alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its
foundation on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such form, as
to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness....
- 1776 U.S. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (JOHN & CO.)
GLOBAL ONE CO-OP
Recovery and Wellness Facility for Gender War Victims
When the French philosopher
Alexander de Tocqueville visited America in 1830, he reported that what made
it a force to be reckoned with was the underlying belief of its people that
they all were created equal. What he didn't report was that this belief was
held applicable to only a small portion of American society. Not
surprisingly, a huge chunk of those excluded from equal treatment over the
course of our history - women and children - now make up the majority of
this and every other country's poor.
insite believes that it is
impossible for women to achieve equal qualifying times in the race of life
if they have to carry the shackle of thousands of years of unequal treatment
with them around the track. We also realize that the team of humankind is
much weaker if it is deprived of women’s talent due to their oppressive
treatment – not only because they deserve as much respect as men, but
because it is they who usually raise our children. We need healthy women to
raise healthy men and women if we want to start addressing at a root level
the causes of our world’s problems.
To this end, we
will establish the Global One Co-op, a recovery and wellness facility for
women suffering from the effects of gender injustices such as battering by
men (aka domestic violence), rape, incest, sexual trauma, sexual
objectification, gender discrimination, gender harassment and poverty.
Global One will focus on both the individual and the systemic roots of
female depression, self-abuse, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress
disorder and disassociative disorder and start work with the children of
these women so as to stop the cycle of self-hate. Equipped with illuminating
new research on brain/nervous system development and emotions, Global One
will seek to find creative new ways to address the complex issues leading to
self-abuse through drugs, alcohol, eating, cutting, sex and other
compulsions and will seek to develop state-of-the-art programs in art and
music therapy, which will be administered at insite's Global Music Colab..
Who knows, we may even be able
to get them a decent pair of running shoes...
:: To visit the UN's Division
for the Advancement of Women, click
:: To find out about more about what has been called the International
Rights Bill (CEDAW), click
here. Someone DOES get it...
:: To find out about the huge Women's Rights Conference in Beijing, click
:: Check out a Global list of Women's Organizations ordered by country