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08 March 2010

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it's women's day today but there's a lot to be angry about rather than to celebrate. the data published today about women situation in italy is far from being refreshing. according to manageritalia, only 46% of italian women work. 26% gives up jobs after maternity and 15% never goes back to work again after the second child. female employment reaches 67.5% among 25–34 year olds, but decreases to 66.5% among those aged 35–44 years and then falls to 55.9% among the 45–54 year age group. it means that, in the mid-life phase, when major lifestyle decisions are being made (marrying or having children) and when there is a more pressing need to find a balance between personal and professional life, women have particular difficulties in gaining access to and retaining their place in employment. so, you see, there's a lot to change.  

news are happier abroad. kathryn bigelow was the 1st woman to win an oscar for best director yesterday. my prediction about meryl streep was wrong, but my most sincere congratulations go to mrs bigelow. she can be christned symbol for those of us who work on daily dreams. among the groups of women who will step out in 'women only' dinners and parties tonight, i hope many of them will celebrate those women who make things better, rather than showing off the mimosas they received from their men in a somwehat similar mixture of mother's day and valentine day (the silver wattle is symbol of our celebrations here).

Woman: Attempt to wake husband. Feed baby. Make breakfast. Change baby. Wake kids. Dress kids. Walk dog. Feed baby. Drive kids to school. Drag husband out of bed. Do laundry. Iron clothes. Clean house. Make husband lunch. Feed and change baby. Clean house again. Walk dog again. Pick up kids. Pick up school stuff. Clean up dog's mess. Make dinner. Call repair man, plumber, electrician, and exterminator. Swat flies. Yell at kids. Put kids to bed. Change baby. Go to Wal-Mart to stand on line for three hours to get one bag of chips for husband. Clean house again. Go to bed. Get up. Comfort baby. Let dog out. Change baby. Let dog in. Get 10 minutes of sleep.
Man: Sleep. Go to work. Sleep. Drink coffee. Have wife pick up. Watch football and drink beer. Fall asleep. Go to bathroom. Lift one heavy object for begging wife. Go to bed. Yell at wife to feed baby.

another beautiful lady won for best supporting actress at the oscars: mo'nique. at 42, she's the youngest of the winning actors this year.

i can't wait to watch precious, the movie in which she played the ghetto monster. congrats to you too, dear mo'nique, and happy exploring of other characters, other emotions in the future.    

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