Daily Archives: December 17, 2017

Robin Williams Biography: The Darkness Behind the Light


Half of Hollywood now claims to not have understood this joke

I did not know about Harvey Weinstein is not a wise thing to say in an industry that lives on gossip.


Why did @SenSanders lie about the Canadian healthcare system?

Canadians report the longest waits of patients in 11 countries.

  • 1 out of 5 Canadians reported waiting 7 or more days to see a family doctor the last time they needed medical attention.
  • 1 out of 3 Canadians reported waiting 4 or more hours the last time they went to the emergency department.
  • 1 of out 2 Canadians reported waiting 4 or more weeks to see a specialist.

changing role of women, illustrated by the stories of three generations of women of my family

lijia zhang's blog

In the end of last month, I was invited to give a paper on women at a seminar organized by the Italian cultural section in Beijing. Since I was in Nanjing with my sick father, my elder daughter May read my essay on my behalf. Apparently she did a stunning job. bebelow is the piece.

Chinese Women between Past and Future

By Lijia Zhang

My grandmother was a prostitute-turned concubine, my mother a frustrated factory worker and myself a rocket factory girl turned-international writer. Today I am going to tell you the stories of these three women in my family, to illustrate the changing role of women in Chinese society. I am always hugely interested in women’s issues and have written many stories on the subject because I believe women’s position and the attitude towards them, tell you a lot about a society.

As in many parts of the world…

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