“The Northern Foundation was established in 1989, originally as a pro-South Africa group … lists among the founding members of the Foundation both William Gairdner and Stephen Harper …”—
Murray Dobbin Goodread , Preston Manning and the Reform Party.
Pro-South African means pro-apartheid in this context. Said foundation distributed literature promoting apartheid, was financed by businesses with ties to South Africa and undertook pro-apartheid letter writing campaigns. Many of its members later joined the Reform Party along with Harper, now known as the Conservative Party of Canada.
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Ooh! Jorden, if someone else had sent me this then I would have sent it to you, but you’ve obviously answered it lol.
1) I’m a chronic procrastinator and would pay money for a cure to it. (Tomorrow, though)
2) I’m really good at understanding things fairly quickly and providing a summary/flippant explanation.
3) On the other hand I’m awful with numbers. Econ over the summer was bad enough but right now stats is killing me.
5) I love teaching but I don’t want to become a teacher until I’ve pursued another career first.
The way i see things, it’s woman way more than men who are disadvantaging woman in the business world.
There sometimes seems to be this weird atmosphere of “my competition is other women, because only a limited number of us can be successful.” And it doesn’t just go for business, there’s a hint of it in academia as well (at least in my experience). Very upsetting, and we need to consciously shift our thinking about our success and that of others.
I should also add that this is not always the case!! It is also worthwhile to look at the whole context, and dig out the “why we think this way.”
I got a LOT of ‘asks’ about why I’ve decided not to tattoo the hands/necks/fingers/faces of my clients anymore, so rather than respond to each I’ll put a little something here. This is something I’ve been considering implementing for quite some time and a particularly negative experience the other…
I’m alive, barely. Grannie’s returning from the nursing home on Friday, but eventually she’ll go to one permanently. Still ridiculously behind in school work, but that’s typical. Avoiding social media and email cause I’m behind in other stuff.
I’m also fairly content hanging out the way I do with my beardy, chefy friend. I just want to make sure that he’s okay with it too. Yeah, he’s older and wiser than me but still should check in again. Don’t want to be a horrible asshole, I’m not looking for a proper boyfriend and if I were it wouldn’t be him. (To elaborate briefly… I know that with everything going on I don’t have it in me to be someone’s rock/comfort/whatever, so I won’t ask it of anyone else. It would be patently unfair to the guy and set the stage for a lot of hurt feelings.)