Andrea Olivera, Dr. Robert Svoboda – July 11 and more …

The SPA Around the world, more people than ever are turning to ancient wisdom of the East. This has resulted in a growing demand for Ayurvedic services in mainstream spas and among registered massage therapists. Because of its appeal to people everywhere, the Ayurveda Rituals – Studio, Spa, Boutique has expanded its training services from Ontario (Toronto and surrounding areas), all the way across Canada into Alberta, the Maritimes and on Vancouver Island. If you are registered massage … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: China's Unwanted Girls

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit       China's Unwanted Girls   Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and this morning I heard on The Current that there has been some progress in women’s fight for equality but there is still much to be done. I just read the same thing on Yahoo News. "The last century has seen an unprecedented expansion of women's legal rights and entitlements," Bachelet said, pointing to virtually universal voting rights for women, major inroads for … [Read more...]

NEPAL: Women in Chhuaupadi – ADELE BUTLER

Nepali Women and Girls Isolated During Menstruation On the Violence is Not Our Culture site, I read about a ritual practice in Nepal called Chhuaupadi pratha which can cause prolonged depression and even death among girls and women. “Chhau” means menstruation and “padi” – woman. It is a ritual which banishes girls and women during their menstruation. It is dangerous because it also isolates women during and after childbirth. These women are banished fro up to eleven days away from … [Read more...]

Adele Butler is Taking Action!

The War Against Womanhood 'Breast ironing' is not only a term, it is really a hot iron used thinking the breast will flatten ...Stones are heated on scorching flames and are massaged rigorously to limp a girl's firm nipples and flatten her breasts. Other common tools include bananas, coconut shells, spatulas and hammers heated over a blistering fire. Just recently I read about a practice in Cameroon which deeply disturbed me. In the privacy of their homes and behind closed doors, … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Child Brides

     Child Brides ...      When I heard the news report about 12 year old girls from B.C. were being given as brides to polygamists, I was shocked and disgusted.  "They are still children!"  They aren't even developed fully yet. and what disturbed me the most was that their parents sanctioned this. Marriage, according to documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court Friday. The girls were “sealed for time and eternity” in religious ceremonies to Warren Jeffs, the prophet of the Fundamentalist Church … [Read more...]

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