Category Archives: Equality

Thought of the day

There’s something very beautiful about the idea of helping others. Must admit I haven’t always embraced that idea – or rather, previously I just didn’t think about it that much. But that’s another thing yoga has taught me: being kind(er) … Continue reading

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Eco driving?

Next Saturday is “Leave your car at home” day here in the Greater Helsinki area, complete with lower prices for public transport.  This is a nice initiative, but I’m wondering if the brains behind it have actually thought the whole … Continue reading

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Where’s the ball?

The European Football Championships are currently on in Kiev, Ukraine – a country not exactly known for valuing human rights. Still media has been remarkably quiet about this. No comments urging Zlatan Ibrahimovic to visit opposing political groups or human … Continue reading

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5 reasons I must be a woman

Nowadays there’s much talk about gender being socially inflicted rather than biological. I totally buy that, so I’ve made my own list of explanations why I’m probably more inclined towards being a female. And yes, this is perhaps a bit … Continue reading

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On equality, part 2

My 12-year old daughter came home the other day and animatedly declared that “It’s incredible, every time I try to talk to people about equality, they just don’t care! It seems they think it’s not important at all.” Now, she’s … Continue reading

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Spilling the beans to teens

The other day I had an interesting discussion with some of my students. They had been decorating the student’s lounge with pictures of scantily clad women and my duty as their supervisor was to point out to them that it’s … Continue reading

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On making space

Virginia Woolf wrote about the longing for a room of her own – a space where she could find time for her thoughts. I think this still resonates with many women because sacrifice and putting everybody elses needs first still … Continue reading

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