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International Women's Day 8.3.2011

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

 

UN’s theme for International Women’s Day 2011:

Equal access to education, training and science and technology:

Pathway to decent work for women

 

International Women's Day 8.3.2011

 

100 years…and still a lot to do to make this world a better place!

 

International Women's Day 8.3.2011 flower by BLOGitse

 

“FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION HAS NOTHING TO DO
WITH CULTURE, TRADITION OR RELIGION.
IT IS TORTURE AND A CRIME.
HELP US TO PUT AN END TO THIS CRIME.”

 

Waris Dirie


STOP FGM!

 



PEACE!

 



Hi everyone!

We’re back in Casa.

Our holiday in Sydney was great but too short! 🙂

More Sydney pics coming in future postings…

 

I hope you all have a beautiful International Women’s Day!

 

 

 

Converse loves Marimekko

Monday, February 14th, 2011


Converse ♥ Marimekko


 


CONVERSE

 




MARIMEKKO

 

 

More news:

“Marimekko is expanding its distribution and reinforcing its position

in the United States by extending its collaboration with Crate and Barrel,

a prestigious home furnishings retailer.”

 

Press release here

 

MARIMEKKO BLOG here

 

 

Marimekko Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Show

 

 




Do you like Marimekko products?

 

ps.

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

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HYVÄÄ YSTÄVÄNPÄIVÄÄ!

 

 

 

 

 

 

desperate housewifes…

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010



self-immolation by women in Afghanistan UNESCO

picture: Self-immolation by women in Afghanistan
1st Prize Contemporary Issues Singles


This post is not about an American television comedy-drama series.

 

 

 

 

 


I read an article in New York Times.

“HERAT, Afghanistan —

Even the poorest families in Afghanistan have matches and cooking fuel.

The combination usually sustains life.

But it also can be the makings of a horrifying escape:

from poverty, from forced marriages, from the abuse and

despondency that can be the fate of

Afghan women.”


Burn-article picture by Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

picture by Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

 

Read The New York Times article here.

 

STOP violence against women by BLOGitse

 

There’re several organizations helping Afghan women.

 

I support Women for Women International

 

How about donating a xmas money instead of buying to yourself,

don’t you have enough already?

 

 




Dona Nobis Pacem – Grant Us Peace 4.11.2010

Thursday, November 4th, 2010


Dona Nobis Pacem – Grant Us Peace 4.11.2010



Dona Nobis Pacem - Grant Us Peace 4.11.2010 by BLOGitse


#51 country in the peace globe movement



the sexualization of children

Monday, October 25th, 2010




Sexualization in products for children


Some commercial products seen as promoting the sexualization of children

have drawn considerable media attention:

 

Bratz Baby dolls that wear thongs.

Girls aged 10 and 11 wearing thongs in primary school.

Padded bras on bikinis aimed at seven-year-olds. Some people regard training bras similarly.

 

Bratz_doll_Yasmin_Dance_Crewzpicture from Wikipedia



The Bratz brand,

which has remained number one in the UK market for 23 consecutive months focuses

core values on friendship, hair play and a ‘passion for fashion‘.

– Bratz spokesman,  The Daily Telegraph

Read more > Wikipedia



SPARK – Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge

What is SPARK?


SPARK stands for Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge.


SPARK is both a Summit and a Movement

designed to push back

against the increasingly sexualized images of girlhood in the media

and create room for whole girls and healthy sexuality.

SPARK will engage teen girls to be part of the solution

rather than to protect them from the problem.


 

What’s your opinion about the images of this video?

 


 

 

 



United Buddy Bears tour in Helsinki, Finland

Monday, October 4th, 2010


Today weather was beautiful here in Helsinki!

I saw these Buddy Bears from a tram last week

but I had to see them closer…

 

“We have to get to know each other better …

… it makes us understand one another better,

trust each other more, and live together more peacefully.”

 

read more > United Buddy Bears tour and here

 

United Buddy Bears tour in Helsinki, Finland 2010



 

United Buddy Bears tour in Helsinki, Finland 2010

It was lunch time, not too many people…

 

United Buddy Bears tour in Helsinki, Finland 2010

Aren’t they cute!

 

United Buddy Bears tour in Helsinki, Finland 2010

Do you know which country this Buddy Bear is from?

 

United Buddy Bears tour in Helsinki, Finland 2010

Moroccan Buddy Bear



WO*IMA #83 = your WOrds my IMAge

Friday, October 1st, 2010



you give me WOrds and I give you an IMAge = WO*IMA

my IMAge #83

 

woima #83 by BLOGitse

 

As always you have time till Sunday 6 pm Casa time…

Don’t know what WO*IMA is about?

Check this WO*IMA page!

 

Have F U N!

 

* * *

 

STOP Violence Against Women 1.10.2010

 

Objective:

“To provide youth and women with education about healthy relationships

and change attitudes that support violence.”

Read more here >>> Bloggers Unite

bloggersunite.org

 

 


to comment or shut up?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

 

 

I get about 20-30 spam comments per day.

Here are some examples.

I know Christian Louboutin would NOT send spam comments to me.

I checked their homepage.


 

This shows it’s no news to them –

they have a warning on their homepage


It looks like Mike knows me.

But hey, he thinks I’m a man!!! oh men…

And Anna or Beth, I’ve had enough of your spam comments, thank you very much!

SPAM YOU!!!

 

Do you get a lot of spam comments?


 

Last week I wrote an article why Blogger bloggers are so stubborn?

and I got quite a few comments.

Some of them said that it’s pointless to leave a comment to say for example

“Have a great weekend!” etc.

I THOUGHT that it’s a nice way to leave a blogger (who I know) a greeting, so she/he knows I’ve visited – rather than say nothing.

 

Now I don’t know what to do.

 

I read an article here how NOT to leave comments.

I noticed that my way of commenting is totally out of date.

 

It was ‘a rule’ some time ago to say “stopping by from xxx” and now it’s a no-no.

We all knew ‘we belong to the same community’ but that’s not ‘in’ anymore.

I didn’t know that’s a no-no.

Now I do.

 

I need to improve my skills to say something relevant

or

shut up.

 

I thought every blogger would be happy to get comments,

even if it’s just greetings

(when you ‘know’ the blogger it should be enough interaction if the post is too long to read at that time etc.)

or

if you play a meme just to say ‘meme greetings’ without deeper messege

IF you don’t have anything to say about the actual post

BUT you want to say something because you play the same game.

How wrong I was.

From now on I stop saying nonsense. If I don’t have anything to say about the post

I shut up.

 

 

ps. I didn’t realize early enough that SILENCE is common way to say

‘I’m not interested’ or ‘I don’t need this kind of  comments’…

It took a while but I’ll learn!

I’m sorry if my comments have been ’empty’…


>>><<<

 

Links to share:

tips for commenting

and

No Money can buy a true Comment

 

 

How about you – does it matter what kind of comments you get?

 

 

ps. we all know how stupid “I’m here and now I follow you – please follow me back!” comments are.

I follow those who I WANT to follow.

The same with giveaways. You can’t buy my love with giveaways.

 

ps.ps. Thanks to all those Blogger bloggers who’ve changed their comment settings to Name/URL option!

 

Leaving a comment is much more easier now!

 

 




TED: Ideas worth spreading: Keith Barry, Nic Marks, Peter Molyneux, Eve Ensler

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010


 

TED: Ideas worth spreading: Keith Barry, Nic Marks, Peter Molyneux, Eve Ensler

 

I love TED videos!

 

How about you?

 

 

Keith Barry does brain magic

 

 



Here’s the link to the video if you want to copy paste it…

 

 

 

Do you like brain magic? I do. But I remember there is the word ‘magic’ after brain…

 



 

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 16:49)

 

The Happy Planet Index: Nic Marks on TED.com

 

 

 

Here’s the link to the video if you want to copy paste it…

 

 


A comment by Luis Perez from Costa Rica

 

“I like to consider myself a citizen of the world. However, I was born and raised in Costa Rica… and I’m still here! Nick is right, we are very happy 🙂 We still have a lot of problems and we could do a lot better but we are happy most of the time… Could be our history, could be our weather, but most of all I think is all about “doing the best you can with the tools you have”.

 

Now, you heard the man:

1. Connect

2. Be active

3. Take notice

4. Keep learning

5. Give

 

 

There are a lot of interesting comments, worth to read!

 

 

 

 

Peter Molyneux demos Milo, a hotly anticipated video game for Microsoft’s Kinect controller. Perceptive and impressionable like a real 11-year-old, the virtual boy watches, listens and learns — recognizing and responding to you.

(Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 11:16)

 

Meet Milo, the virtual boy: Peter Molyneux on TED.com

 

 

 

Here’s the link to the video if you want to copy paste it…

 

 

 

 


“Eve Ensler, playwright, activist, created the ground-breaking Vagina Monologues,

whose success propelled her to found V-Day –a movement

to end violence against women and girls everywhere.”

 

 

Eve Ensler on security

 

 

 

Here’s the link to the video if you want to copy paste it…

 

 

 

Which one is your favourite video and why?

 

 

 

Why Blogger bloggers are so stubborn?

Monday, August 30th, 2010



Why some Blogger bloggers are so stubborn?


Why is it so difficult to change your comment settings so that it would be

easy to leave a comment?

Why some of you give only google account option? Why, please tell me!


Why can’t you have Name/URL option?


That way we (other than Blogger bloggers)

would get linked to the right profile page at once.

Not via myopenID page or OLD Blogger profile page. That would save time – for all of us!

I’ve written about this 21.7.2010 here.



Or do you want to have comments from only those who are in Blogger? Please tell me!


Here are a few Blogger blogs which use EASY TO COMMENT options.

A great photographer Stickup Artist

 

She has Name/URL option.

 

 

 

As you can see I can choose which URL I use (I have 3 blog addresses).

 

That’s it!

No hassle with google/blogger account options!

(Blogger/google option gives me a WRONG link because my blog has moved.

That means that if somebody clicks that link she/he goes

first to my Blogger profile page and from there to my actual, correct blog address!

IF she/he is still willing to do that! )

 

 

 

 

 

Olé!

Correct link

straight to the right place!

What’s bad about this option is that there’s no follow-up option.

Even if I get a reply from this blogger I don’t have no way to know about it.

Only option is to visit another time and check. That’s time consuming.

Lisleman has DISQUS.

When you start commenting

you sign into DISQUS and keep login

until you finish your commenting tour.

One login saves time and energy!

 


IMAGINE IF ALL BLOGGER BLOGGERS HAD DISQUS

HOW MUCH TIME AND ENERGY WE WOULD SAVE!

 

 


 

I’ve never experienced any problems with DISQUS.

 

Lisleman has a funny, great idea of one post and a lot of comments to that.

Check it out here!

 

 


Jayne has DISQUS too. What’s good about DISQUS is that you can follow-up comments.

If/when Jayne replies to my comment I get an email and can reply to her reply.

That’s called interaction!


Jayne is a great writer ! Check out her blog here!

 

IF you don’t want commenting to be easy for

other than Blogger bloggers

it would be great to know why not?

IF you want comments please make other than Blogger bloggers life easier, thank you!

 



Suomalaisille…

Olen useampaa teita pyytänyt vaihtamaan asetuksia kommentointiasetuksiin. Koska niin ei ole tapahtunut oletin ettei kommenttini ole tärkeitä ja lopettanut sanomiseni.

Samoin suurin osa niistä jotka eivät enää kommentoi täällä millään kielellä vaikka tietävät Suomen kieleni sujuvan vallan hyvin edelleen, näkemiin.


Sääli, sillä moni blogi oli kiva seurata. Joitakin olen seurannut melkein kaksi vuotta jonka olen tässä kuussa bloggausta harrastanut.

Ajat muuttuu. Niin myös bloggaaminen.

Yhä useampi lukee posteja Readerin kautta eikä vaivaudu kommentoimaan.

Moni odottaa saavansa kommentteja muttei itse vaivaudu näkemään samaa vaivaa.

Aina ei tarvitse olla syvällistä sanomista. Ihan niin kuin ‘oikeassa elämässä’ voi vaan sanoa moi! hyvää päivän jatkoa… Vai oletko törmännyt johonkin ihmiseen joka suhtautuisi nyrpeästi jos moikkaat?


Yksipuolinen monologi ei bloggaamisessa ole minun juttuni.

Jos olisi, sulkisin kommenttiosion kokonaan.


Toivotan kaikille entisille blogitutuille hyvää jatkoa!

Ne joiden blogeja edelleen seuraan: kommentteja tulee kunhan tästä ehdin! 🙂



 


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