Yulia Tymoshenko – ‘Go To The Kitchen’


It would appear that sexism is still alive and well in Central Europe. According to The Guardian UK, Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych declared that his female opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko, should “go to the kitchen.”

Prior to her political career, Yulia Tymoshenko was a controversial but successful businesswoman in the gas industry. By some estimates, she was considered one of the richest people in Ukraine. She was the first female elected as prime minister of Ukraine and served intermittently in 2005, 2007 and 2010. She co-led the Orange Revolution and is the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” political party. The party has 19 seats in parliament and has Tymoshenko as its parliamentary faction leader. In 2005 she was placed on the Forbes magazine’s list of the most powerful women, placing at number 3.

She entered politics in 1996 when she was elected into the Ukrainian parliament. She was re-elected in 1998 and started becoming a strong and influential voice in parliament. From 1999-2001 she was the Deputy Prime Minister for fuel and energy. In 2001 she was arrested and charged with forging customs documents and smuggling gas in 1997. Her supporters rallied together and the charges were later found to be groundless. Tymoshenko fought off charges for years to come from the Russian government but she always assumed her place among the political leaders as a passionate, revolutionist leader.

After her 2010 election, a number of criminal cases were brought against her. The following year she was convicted of embezzlement and abuse of power. Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison and was ordered to pay $188 million to the state. The prosecution and conviction were viewed by many countries as being politically based. The European Union, the United States and organization like the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International repeatedly called for her release. She was eventually released in 2014 after the Ukrainian Revolution also known as the Euromaiden Revolution. The revolution led to the restructuring of Ukrainian criminal code that decriminalized the actions which she was imprisoned for. The Ukrainian Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights closed the case and found that no crime was committed.

Ruby Dhalla – Sexism From Her Colleagues, The Media And The Public


The International Business Times once asked Ruby Dhalla is she ever faced any sexism from her colleagues, the media or the public?

Ever the politicians, Dhalla gave a diplomatic answer: “Whenever you’re breaking new ground, there are always challenges, struggles and sacrifices… There is a certain perception as to what politicians should look like, and since I didn’t fit that description everyone had their own opinions. However, everyone that told me it couldn’t be done actually inspired me to work harder to prove them wrong.”

Ruby Dhalla was only 10 years old when she voiced her opinions to political leaders. Living in India, she wrote a letter pleading to the prime minister for peace and justice after soldiers took military action at Punjab’s Golden Temple. Indira Ghandi replied to the letter and even referred to it at a press conference and invited Dhalla to visit India. Months later, Prime Minister Ghandi was assassinated. Ruby Dhalla was academically gifted and was a successful student. She continued following her passion for politics throughout her education. She moved to Canada in 1995 and got her doctorate in 1999.

In 2004 Dhalla was the first woman from India elected into the Canadian government. She was also the first woman from India to get elected in the world into a government outside of India. Dhalla was appointed to the Standing Committee of Health and became an articulate and strong voice for minorities and women including a vote in favor of same sex marriage in 2005. She was re-elected the following year and shortly after was reassigned to Social Development. She faced a difficult election in 2008, but was able to win the re-election and continued to raise issues regarding minorities, women and youth while also promoting trade between Canada and emerging economies.

In 2009 she was appointed as the Liberal critic for Youth and Multiculturalism. A few months later, she stepped down from the position amid allegations of illegally hiring and mistreating two individuals to take care of her mother. She asked for an ethics investigation to be opened in order to clear her name. Articles started appearing in the newspapers stating that her supporters were few and that many held her to be a self-promoting and high maintenance while not wanting to participate in the mundane duties of parliament. There were no charges filed.

7 Foods For Longevity-Avocado


Avocados are extremely nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. There are many different kinds of avocados and the shape and color can vary. They can weigh anywhere from 8 ounces to 3 pounds. What they all have in common is the good stuff contained in the meat part of the fruit.

The most abundant nutrients in one 100 grams serving of avocado includes Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Folate, Potassium, and smaller amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3. That is a lot of good stuff in only 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats.

Avocados are one of the fattiest foods in existence at a whopping 77%. Contrary to what people think, this is a good thing. The fat that avocados contain is mostly oleic acid. Oleic acid has been linked to reduce inflammation and have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer. In studies, avocado consumers were found to be much healthier than people who didn’t eat the fruit. Due to the healthiness of the avocados these consumers had a lower BMI, less belly fat, and more HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

Avocados not only give nutrients from direct consumption but also can help you absorb nutrients from plant foods. Humans need to be able to absorb nutrients in order to get all the benefits from them. Some of these nutrients as “fat soluble” which means they need to be combined with fat in order to be used by the body. It has been shown that adding avocado to your diet, like in a healthy salad, can increase the antioxidants absorption rate by 15%. So eating the avocado is a double edge sword in getting the good nutrients into our bodies and a high rate.

7 Foods For Longevity-Spinach


Spinach could be labeled the world’s most healthy food. Spinach is the quintessential superfood loaded with nutrients in a low calorie package. Being that cancer is one of the scariest diseases we have today, it is good to know something as simple as Spinach could help avoid it. Spinach wards off cancer because it contains chlorophyll which can combat the carcinogenic effects of cooking foods at high temperatures. The consumption of spinach will lower one’s risk of developing asthma, lower blood pressure, help with strong bones, promote regularity, and support healthy skin and hair.

What is in spinach that makes it so good for us? One cup of raw spinach contains .86 grams of protein, 30 milligrams of calcium, .81 grams of iron, 24 milligrams of magnesium, 167 milligrams of potassium, 2813 IUs of Vitamin A and 58 micrograms of folate. This one cup of spinach is only 27 calories. It’s the density of nutrients that really make spinach a one of kind food. Take for example one cup of banana, which has around 539 milligrams of potassium, where one cup of cooked spinach has 839 milligrams of potassium.

Popeye really was on to something when he popped open that can of spinach in order to protect his girl Olive Oyl, because Spinach is one of the best sources of dietary magnesium. Dietary magnesium is necessary for energy metabolism, maintaining muscle and nerve function, heart rhythm, a healthy immune system and maintaining blood pressure. Spinach provides the body so we can exercise more efficiently and gain more benefit from it.

Maintaining a healthy body and preventing sicknesses is what can lead to longer years in life. Spinach is the food to give your body the nutrients its need for daily function and working out. So not only will it make you healthier just by eating it but the benefits you get from working out will be greater from incorporating this superfood into your diet.

4 Scary Quotes from Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger-No More Babies


“But for my view, I believe that there should be no more babies.”

In a 1947 interview that surfaced via the British Pathe, Sanger described her desire for women in the developed world to cease completely from reproduction. When asked by the reporter whether this would be impractical to ask women who desire children, but would no longer be able to conceive in 10 years, Sanger said, “I should think instead of being impractical, it is really very practical and intelligent and humane.” While the radical ideologies of Planned Parenthood’s founder permeated her writings, the abortion giant’s willingness to profit off the targeted killings of black Americans through abortion is still true today. As documented in a Live Action undercover investigation, the abortion giant is willing to bankroll the destruction of black lives for profit.

Dr. Alveda King remarked the error of Planned Parenthood’s abortion-on-demand corporate ideology:

Elaine Riddick, an African-American rape survivor who years ago was the victim of eugenic sterilization by the State of North Carolina without her knowledge or consent, is endorsing Senator Ted Cruz for president, because of his stance for life and refusal to support Planned Parenthood.

Riddick, whose forcible sterilization was ordered by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina in 1968, is very outspoken on Planned Parenthood’s eugenic agenda. The abortion giant was founded by Margaret Sanger, who pushed eugenic ideology.

“Euphemisms and sterilization target code words – for example, ‘feebleminded’ – were used to describe Black women like me,” Riddick wrote in a 2014 op-ed:

I was forcibly sterilized at the age of 14 years under North Carolina’s inhumane forced sterilization policy. A policy that was derived from Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood population control handbook, which spread across the United States by her loyal band of eugenicists and lobbying our elected officials. While being protected now, it is shown that the past was still very much the wild, wild west.