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Women’s Web: Pick Of The Week

Posted: July 22, 2012

Kiran BediHere is this week’s pot pourri of eclectic articles and links for women, by women, and of women.

Jessica Valenti can be called the pioneer in bringing feminism to today’s women through her “labour of love” feministing. She talks candidly about feminism, how social media has affected its reach and much more in this interview with Forbes magazine.

Finally, a movement to stop using manipulated images of women has arrived. Several thousand girls signed a petition to discontinue the practise of air brushing images of women in Vogue magazine.

Don’t let yourself get too stressed at work. According to a new study, “Women with high job strain are 67 per cent more likely to experience a heart attack and 38 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular event…”. Time to re-work our lifestyles?

Do you starve, take drugs, fast, and do rigorous exercise to cut down those extra kgs? Stop and think again for Dr. Kathleen M Zelman lists 6 things you mustn’t do to lose weight.

A study by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) shows that the majority of women are afflicted by lifestyle diseases such as obesity, depression, back pains, high blood pressure, etc. A warning bell again!

Meet Sonia Bhambhani, the wedding planner. Young and hardworking Sonia chose to take a road less travelled and it has made all the difference to her and her clientele.

In this TED talk, Kiran Bedi chronicles her journey with some very important points for everyone to take away. Bedi’s talk is inspiring, invigorating and instigating for it is a tale of singularity after all.

Life Positive’s inspiring list of the world’s most important women who have been living examples of the “feminine power” is manna for every feminist out there to rise and shine.

*Photo credit: www.hi5sms.in

Aishwarya Rajamani is an undergraduate student by day and a writer otherwise. She reads passionately

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