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Wadjda is a precious film about a 10-year with fire in her spirit living in Saudi Arabia.  Women in this part of the world have to keep themselves hidden.  Bikes are for boys.  Wadjda decides this is a ridiculous rule and breaks the ceiling by settin

Wadjda is a precious film about a 10-year with fire in her spirit living in Saudi Arabia. Women in this part of the world have to keep themselves hidden. Bikes are for boys. Wadjda decides this is a ridiculous rule and breaks the ceiling by settin

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Caroline commented on Teachers Give New Life to Leftovers

Incredible. Great to see operations like this.

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Caroline commented on Give Women 2 Wheels to Fly

Pardon the delay. I missed your response. I am so inspired by your idea about the presence app. I used to watch action movies and marvel at how the hero always seemed to sense of everyone in a room, even though, I seem to employ tunnel vision. Ear buds in NYC were the perfect deterrent to cat calls but also brought on potential danger. I think the idea of being safe is connected to feeling like you have control of your personal space.

To this end, I thought of another shield. You'll like this. I have these shoes with spikes on them called the Hellraisers (remember that movie from the 80's?) I wear them often when in NYC because especially on the subway, people start giving me room. They do sincerely draw blood and my ankles can attest to the damage. The shoes make me feel safe and hence, give me confidence.

I really like the panic button concept especially as connected to a simple function like volume change. In college, we had emergency phones throughout campus with blue lights glowing on top. My college campus was in Providence, RI so hardly a crime zone, but I always felts safer near those blue lights. While an app would be especially pertinent in the US and other wealthy nations, perhaps the simple emergency phone (free to use to call for help) would be a simple solution in low-income neighborhoods. Its so simple I have to imagine it must already exist?

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Caroline commented on Give Women 2 Wheels to Fly

I love your points about mothers and men in promoting healthy roles for women in culture. Igniting this along with personal self-confidence is wonderful. To this end, here's a link to VP of NIke Basketball, Arturo Nunez talking about promoting a healthy paradigm of masculinity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQsmwivCId8 Rather than man exalted by sexual prowess and athleticism, what if a brand focused on his exemplary fathering skills?