Introducing myself and my journal

Lyndal Bale
Posted April 15, 2011 from Portugal

About Me:My beliefs

Since retirement at age 60 I have become an online activist for women's rights and I promote women's issues wherever I can.

As an atheist humanist I deplore the fact that man-made religious belief systems are utilised as some sort of "reason" to make people believe we are different from each other.

We are all HUMAN. We are capable of LOVE and COMPASSION and EMPATHY, all of which are spiritual traits.

To me there is nothing Spiritual about Man-made Religion. It is couched in dogma, repeated parrot-fashion in churches, mosques, synagogues and temples by people who have learned it in their childhood and perpetuate the rituals assigned to it with no real thought about what they are saying and to whom.

Most people do not really think for themselves. They are a product of their parents, family, community, culture, education system, society system, peer pressure, and "what the neighbours think" systems.

We are all products of the above. It takes a lot of courage to rebel against the above, to grow up, to take responsibility for our own lives, to become self-empowered, which means thinking for our real selves.

I challenge you to ask "Who am I really? What do I really believe? What is actually REAL FOR ME?"

In many countries women are not actually Human. Women are regarded as tradeable goods, equal to cows or dollars. Who trades these "goods"? - MEN

Why are we women allowing this state of affairs to persist?

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My Passions:see above

My Challenges:see above

My Vision for the Future:women will realise they are already self-empowered and equal

My Areas of Expertise:End of FGM/C and Women's Equality

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Halima Rahman
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 15, 2011

Wow!! This is the quickest reponse to an invitation. Welcome to this incredible and vibrant online community. Am quite sure you have come to the right place and joined an international platform where women going to change the world and put things back in the right track!.

Wishing you all the best with your new friends from the four corners of the world.



Fatima Waziri - Azi
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 18, 2011

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Lyndal Bale
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011

Hello Fatima

Thanks for your welcome. I am looking forward to participating here. It looks very exciting and interesting.