Menopause remains taboo in most workplaces. This needs to change | Sydney Colussi, Elizabeth Hill and Marian Baird | The Guardian


It is both impractical and socially irresponsible to ignore menopause and its implications for our changing workforce

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I totally agree and should never have been so, but it was and still is in many areas, let alone countries. In a workforce an employer should be understanding to all their employees and be there for all of them and each and every employee should be also understanding as well, this in turn will make a workplace good to be in and not a ‘hell’ for some.

While being a male, I will never experience the feelings in my own body, so my heart goes out to all women that when their menopause does occur they will be able to obtain all the help and care that they need and wish for. But, they will also need the trust and confidence to do so and not only from men, for it is known that some women, hopefully, a minority, also don’t offer help and care to other women taking the view that they did not have, so why should others and see it as just a fact of life, when it should not be so.

If this is occurring it is so wrong for ones own bad experiences should not be used as a way to not help and care for others, surely in this day and age we are all better than that.

But, as we know the main problems are to do with males, beit they don’t understand, not wishing to understand or totally don’t care, but this needs to change for we all need to be there for others and not just for ourselves alone.

So, it is not just a problem in Australia, but in many countries, if not all and some are much worse than others. In some, just being a female is a step too far as we can see recently in Iran, Afghanistan and some others. Being male or female, or other genders should mean we are all equal and no one should be more equal than others.

Human Rights are there to protect and we should all abide by them.

 

 

Source: Menopause remains taboo in most workplaces. This needs to change | Sydney Colussi, Elizabeth Hill and Marian Baird | The Guardian

Ukraine War: ‘We Long For Home – But Our Son Has Chances Here’ | Same Difference


When war broke out, millions of Ukrainians had to make a life-changing decision to flee their country – with many hoping to return as soon as possible. But for some disabled refugees, this di…

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Out of conflict as come salvation, lets hope it is not too long for this to occur for all in Ukraine and for a so much more better outlook on and for life for everyone.

 

Source: Ukraine War: ‘We Long For Home – But Our Son Has Chances Here’ | Same Difference

Scottish Labour to back gender recognition law despite concerns and MSP split – Daily Record


Scottish Government’s gender recognition plans

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Human Rights are extremely important but in granting these Rights it could mean the Rights of one could supercede the Rights of another, but that does not mean that Rights of one should not be granted, but does mean that great care needs to be taken in drafting any legistration, which in many instances is not always apparent. This means that some challenges could well occur, which then could well lead to very costly and lengthy court proceedings.

This then leads to how Parliamentarians vote, when we have Elections to any parliament who are we really voting for, is it a Party or an Individual for both are on the Ballot Paper.

A MP or MSP are said to be the voice of their constituents, not just those who voted for them, but everyone of their constituents. No mention is made of Party Politics when, in effect, they play a major part as use of Party Whips implies, is that not what dictators do!!, when we say we live in a democracy.

So, effectively all MPs or MSPs should always vote how they feel all their constituents wish them to, not how their Party dictates or how they themselves wish. Not an easy task for anyone.

Source: Scottish Labour to back gender recognition law despite concerns and MSP split – Daily Record

Ukraine war: Kyiv security service sanctions 10 pro-Russian Orthodox priests | Euronews


The Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine severed its ties to the pro-Kremlin Moscow Patriarchate earlier in the war.

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Religion has led to many conflicts, many in the name of Christianity, which in every way goes against the teachings of Christianity.

In fact, Chrisianity has been the cause of many invasions and not all military over many years, too many years and has led to much cruelty. You only have to look at the Missionaries invasion of Africa to see this, all in the name of spreading the ‘Word’, but it led to the plunder of many riches, gold, diamonds and human trafficing to the Americas, thereby extending ‘slavery’ and the deaths of many Africian slaves in the transporting to the Americas and on the plantations of the West Indies and Southern States of America.

After all some in the Southern States of America would welcome slavery to return.

But really, we are all human beings and there should be no reason why we all can’t live in peace together, but there is major coruption and  too much power in certain areas and with individuals.

Much more equality is what is needed and the respect of human rights.

Source: Ukraine war: Kyiv security service sanctions 10 pro-Russian Orthodox priests | Euronews

Charlene White and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’s other Black female contestants never stood a chance | The Independent


This series of ‘I’m a Celebrity’ has seen its only two Black female contestants booted from the show first – keeping alive an odd tradition that’s affected everyone from Alison Hammond to Adele Roberts. Nicole Vassell asks how long the show can choose to ignore it

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I must say I am no fan of ‘I’m a Celebrity and this, apparent racist connection only makes me more so and it’s applied connotations to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ again not a favourate programme of mine, as I an no fan of any reality programme, so the apparent coming back of ‘Big Brother’ is filling me with dread.

But, apparent racism in the reality voting is even more of a dread.

The UK is and always will be a multicultural country and in my opinion far better for it. But, racism in any form needs countered for it is an unhealthy experience, especially for persons who are non-white.

Without a strong multiculturalism the UK will fail to exist and many professions are totally reliant on non-white inclusion. The NHS for one the care profession for another and many more.

But there are many professions where racism appears to be rife and not only racism, but, also accounts of gender discrimination. One only has to look at the Police and especially the MET Police and now apparently the Fire Brigade, or is it only the London Fire Brigade, we will have to wait and see.

We import a lot from America, but their concentration on racism is one that we should not.

Unfortunately, racism will never go away, as there will always be, I hope a very small number of racists and not only in the white communities for all communities have some degree of racism in them, but the attitudes of the white population go a long way to breed racism in other cultures.

We all should be viewed and treated as equals, with race, gender, disability, sexuality and others not being countered in the way we react to each other for there are good and not so good in all areas of life and we should all embrace each other.

It makes life for everyone so much easier, especially in these dark days of ecconomic disparity for we all need each other.

Lets make the UK a great place to be for everyone and use that as an example to other countries where their way of life may not be as good.

Source: Charlene White and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’s other Black female contestants never stood a chance | The Independent

Sky News: Ukraine war: Eleven volunteer soldiers killed in Russian military firing range shooting, Kremlin ministry of defence says


https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-eleven-volunteer-soldiers-killed-in-russian-military-firing-range-shooting-kremlin-ministry-of-defence-says-12721651

Putin is continuing to lose on all fronts, when will the Russian population come to realise that the only enemy of Russia is their own President Vladimir Putin. He is the only cause for the Russian troops being killed and the increasing criticism of Russian activities in Ukraine.

The once believed respect for Russia is continuing to be eroded and Putin is totally to blame for this. His unnecessary and totally unfounded invasion of Ukraine should never have taken place. But Putin’s total control of the Russian media means that the Russian population are being forced fed totally unproven and extremely incorrect information regarding Ukraine and its actions towards Russian supporting residents in Ukraine.

But by Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine it is so much more likely that Ukraine will become a member of NATO as will other countries bordering Russia who are currently not NATO members.

As to Putin’s threats to ‘nuke’ Ukrainian troops attacking illegal Russian troops in Ukraine should this occur it will also mean that nearby areas of Russia will also be affected by nuclear contamination thereby inflicting more Russian deaths, that will be Putin’s eventual epitaph, as the only Russian President to inflict nuclear contamination and deaths onto Russians.

The Russian population needs to urgently be enlightened that they are in very grave danger from Putin. For the sake of sanity Russia and it’s population need to be safeguarded for their own protection. Their enemy is not Ukraine and the West, but their very own President Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin supporters.

There are terrorists in Russia, but they are President Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin associates.

The Human Rights of Russians are not being respected by their own President Vladimir Putin.

Woman ‘sandwiched between two obese people’ on American Airlines flight is rebuffed by airline | Daily Mail Online


An Australian-American conservative political commentator found herself ‘sandwiched’ between two supremely overweight passengers on a recent American Airlines flight.

 

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What is exactly an Australian American, surely you are either Australian or American, as this women studied her DNA and she is only a percentage American and Australian, when people can be a varied mixture of ethnicities. Then she had the audacity to label 2 persons obese, could it be that she is so thin. If she is that particular then she should have paid the premium so she could select the size seat that works best for her.

Good on American Airlines to rebuke her and so publicly, for you pay for what you get. She paid the standard fare and therefore should not expect special privledges, so what if she is a conservative political commentator, as she should not and doesn’t deserve special treatment.

She is guilty of abusing her fellow passengers and not respecting their Human Rights, she is extremely lucky not to being served a litigation order.

 

Source: Woman ‘sandwiched between two obese people’ on American Airlines flight is rebuffed by airline | Daily Mail Online

DWP Refusing To Follow Recommendations During Cost Of Living Crisis – The poor side of life


Under the cover of Queen Elizabeths death the DWP (Department of work and Pensions) have been busy inflicting cruelty upon claimants. They never miss a chance to show their hatred of social securit…

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The DWP should be there to assist claimants, but, in fact, there whole agenda is to do the opposite, more than likely under the orders of this Government. This requires action in every way on every occasion to force the DWP to comply, as they will only do so after a formal legal decision from the Courts and even then they will fight all the way and when eventually ordered to do so, will do it as slowly as possible.

It appears to be run by robots who have been programmed to work in the most unempathetic and demoralising way possible.

This is showing they have no respect for human rights, safeguarding, just to punish claimants for being there.

 

Source: DWP Refusing To Follow Recommendations During Cost Of Living Crisis – The poor side of life

Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus | The Guardian


Vulnerable people have encountered ‘shocking discrimination’ during pandemic, says Mencap charity

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This is greatly worrying, especially as the NHS has been told not to ‘blasnket’ using ‘do not resusitate; without the knowdge of the person or their family. This is very blatent discrimination against persons with disabilities, which to all purpose is illegal, but has anyone been arrested, let alone sentenced. This is extremely wrong and is in no way respecting choice.

Where is the equality, as no one should be more equal tham others. A life is a life an d disabilities should not be a poart of the process, for surely, this is a human right as well as being illegal.

 

Source: Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities | Coronavirus | The Guardian

How flying could be improved for passengers who use wheelchairs – The Washington Post


The Transportation Department has announced several measures, but advocates say progress is too slow.

 

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This is disgraceful and very discrimitary for a wheelchair is an intergrel part of a person, as it is realy the equivalent of the legs of a non-wheelcair user and no one would expect a person to become adrift of their legs.

But profit is deemed more important than the human rights of persons who use wheelchairs.

In planes there should be either specific places where people in wheelchairs could continue to sit in their wheelchairs as there are in all other forms of transport, or seats should be able to be removed in order that a wheelchair could be placed instead. Much of this would require isles on planes to be much wider, thereby reducing the seating capacity, hence a loss of revenue and profits.

Also the rights to damages and compensation should be more available and should be paid in days of a claim being made, if not immediately.

Un til then persons in wheelchairs are not being granted the same rights as other passengers which should be illegal.

The airlines are effectively guilty of a lack of Duty of Care.

Source: How flying could be improved for passengers who use wheelchairs – The Washington Post