I am not alone. A New York Times survey in 1984 placed death third in a list of people's biggest fears. The first two were walking into a room full of strangers and speaking in public. So the whole TED phenomena taps into our inner fears and, as somebody who sends people o
Sally grew up sailing on the lake close to her home. From there she went into youth classes to high school and colleague sailing. Eventually Sally progressed to Olympic sailing and stepped into the professional match racing circuit where she could race for a living. With a CV bursting with sailing experience, it's perhaps no surprise she is now in integral member of Team SCA.
We can see then that it is not a new masculinity we need, a new idea of what it is to be a man, but an open-mindedness as to the diverse capabilities and attributes of individuals as individuals.
We won! This morning we arrived in Lorient in France, which is our current stopover destination. The best thing about Lorient so far? We got there first!
Victims of child, early and forced marriage typically have children very young and because their bodies aren't ready for childbirth, around 70,000 girls die in labour every year... I've uploaded a selection of our child bride images into the 'how old am I' app and here are the results. A picture says a thousand words, but the age says so much more.
So how do we open the doors wider for more women to take their place in the industry and therefore influence the future? I don't have the absolute answer, but from my experience I have a few nuggets that I keep close in helping me keep on.
Women understand what it means to be pregnant. They understand what it means to end a pregnancy. But whether they have already given birth or have yet to do so, women also understand what it means to have a child - and to be a mother.
Funders and other actors must recognise that women's rights and feminist organisations are essential partners in achieving gender equality, and act to repair the disconnect between focus on women and girls, and funding for the organisations that can make change on women's rights. There is huge potential for transformative change, if only the funds are there to make it happen.
The broader brush figures are still grim - less than a quarter of women take on STEM professions (science, technology, engineering and maths). And it would take a million new female hires in this space to hit critical mass in the UK alone!
Do you approve of yourself? Do you approve of the way you live your life, your choices, how you treat others, conduct your relationships, how you take care of yourself, your level of honesty, your career choice, or your values? If you don't, hello disillusionment...hello Burnout!
Recently there's been lots of discussion concerning Human Rights and who should determine our "Rights". So where do women fit into this debate? A core founding principle of The United Nations is "the equal rights of men and women". Then why is Parliament still predominantly male?
It doesn't surprise me that so many women are choosing to have babies in their 30s and 40s. I don't have any regrets about being an older mother. I think I'm a better mother for it. And, I think my children have a better life because of it.
When reflecting on my choice to blame an invisible or fake boyfriend, I know that I am contributing to a much larger issue. By declaring myself as someone else's, I am indirectly saying that singledom warrants harassment. By all means, grab my hips - I'm solo!
In bosses, it is to be expected, and there is a tacit tension of social support that enables this acceptance, while in the mere worker, it might be seen as a foible, to be tolerated only should they also do the job well and perhaps make people laugh along with them.
I'm an old-school feminist. I joined the workforce a week after my 16th birthday, less than two years after the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act hit the statute books. Although we had an Act of Parliament to say that we couldn't be discriminated against, I'm not sure that everyone believed it. Certainly my dad didn't.
To me, all of the small stuff that objectifies and demeans women gives rise to the big stuff like rape culture, and there is no doubt that an urge to be sexy and fanciable to men comes from socialisation among women to do so from a young age.