News – WWII Knicker Spy – An Unsung Heroine…

So I admit, the word “Knicker” got my attention.

Margery Booth was a spy for the English in WWII – even singing for Hitler with secret documents in her knickers (panties if you’re in North America).

This article tells us a little about her exploits, see the BBC news article here.

The thing that surprised me was that signed photos of her were only expected to fetch 100GBP , about $200. This seems cheap! She was captured, tortured, escaped, was instrumental in the prosecution of British traitors and also sang to raise the morale of the Britsh troops captured by the Germans. What a heroine! I would love to know more about her – but even Wikipedia has very limited information.

It made me wonder how many more women risked their lives in the war – and we just don’t hear about them! Margery Booth is yet another feisty rebel woman. Bravo!

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Is choosing NOT to have children bad for society?

Apparently a recent study of American women shows that 18 percent of women (nearly 1 in 5!) now end their childbearing years without biological children, compared to 10 percent in 1976. And for an increasing number of these women – childlessness is a choice.

But what I found really interesting was people’s opinions about childlessness…  In 2007 29% of people thought childlessness was bad for society – but by 2009 this had jumped (increased) to 38%!

For more detailed statistics click here

I found this really surprising. So, I’m curious, who and where are these nearly 40% of people who think childlessness is bad for society?

My initial thoughts are that if everyone decided not to have children, that might be bad for society, but if less people choose not to have children this could be GOOD for society. It’s good for the environment (eg. less food, resources and other products required and less driving around). AND it may be good for the kids that ARE being raised – people who don’t have kids of their own are someone else for a child to go to – who may have more time for them than someone who already has children of their own. I’m thinking doting aunts, uncles and friends here.

But more importantly, what do you think?

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Thanks to Andrea Palframan for her suggestion of this topic and The Salon for the prompt for this post.


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News – “RapeLay” a Video Game where the AIM is to Rape and Assault Women!!!

So, I know I know, I’m supposed to be recuperating from surgery. And I am – honest! BUT I spotted this news article online – and I was so STUNNED that I needed to share my horror with you guys. So, please let me know what you think by commenting beneath this posting!

It reminds me how lucky we are and how much women’s rights still need to be fought for… 

ARTICLE EXTRACT: “With the click of your mouse, you can grope her and lift her skirt. Then you can follow her aboard the train, assaulting her sister and her mother. As you continue to play, “friends” join in and in a series of graphic, interactive scenes, you can corner the women, rape them again and again.”

This is a videogame created in Japan – but because of the internet the game became available globally before being withdrawn. Sadly it is still available from underground sources. See the CNN news article here.

I keep picturing a teenage boy playing this game, then going to the subway – perhaps with his friends – and assaulting a girl for real… Remember that the brain can’t tell the difference between something real and something vividly imagined – think how you feel after waking from some dreams!

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Just a quick post to say I’ll be out of action for 2-4 weeks following surgery (I finally get a diagnosis and need an op right away!) I’m very grateful, but sad that it’s short notice so no time to pre-write my posts!

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