If Women Ruled the World. How to Create the World We Want to by Sheila Ellison

By Sheila Ellison

With ladies making up simply 14 percentage of Congress and with purely 8 ladies CEOs within the whole crew of Fortune 500 businesses, women's collective voices are truly underrepresented. Nor are they proportionately current at the airwaves or within the op-ed pages of the country's newspapers. This ebook is helping correct that imbalance via giving ladies a platform for voicing their evaluations, priorities, hopes, and concepts for switch. The publication comprises brief stories, tales, ideas, and meditations written and shared by means of ladies world wide. Authors, celebrities, specialists, and politicians are incorporated, besides football mothers and teen women, making a paintings that's funny, relocating, wondering, opinionated, hot, and informative because it examines what girls would select in the event that they had an opportunity to take part in ruling the realm. notice: A part of this book's royalties may be donated to the Feminist Majority.

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I was able to sit and listen in classes, diligently taking notes and responding to questions. I skipped grade 8 and fast-tracked through high school. In contrast, my sister was athletic but had trouble sitting still in class, completing assignments, and listening to her teachers. School did not seem to ignite her imagination. We both graduated and went off to different career choices. After college, I felt lost. My path wasn’t laid out for me, and I found it hard to set goals and envision my future.

And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world. —Etty Hillesum, writer Wherever I go in the world as a professional peacemaker, I always find more women ready to take on the work of peace than men. Maybe it’s because women and their children account for 80 percent of the casualties of today’s wars. Maybe it’s because women are naturally more “relational” than men. Maybe it’s because women, as givers of life, value that which sustains life over that which destroys it.

Women get it. And because we get it, we are the mothers of peace—from the inside out. , is a professional peacebuilder in places of ethnic conflict around the world, president of the Peace Company, and author of The Peace Book: 108 Simple Ways to Create a More Peaceful World. Self-Respect Classes Would Be Part of Our High School Curriculum How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone. —Coco Chanel, designer While strolling through my high school’s quad last week, I could not help but notice the outfits of the shivering young girls around me.

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