GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY
DID YOU KNOW FACTS
Having a bad hair day? Spare some thought for your great-grandparents because in their time it took about 10 hours to complete the process of waving hair to withstand washing, weather and time. Compton’s Online Library explained that the advent of electricity sparked a major change in the concept of hairdressing when in London in 1906 the hairdresser Charles Nestlé invented the permanent-wave machine. The bulky machine – about the size of today’s fridge – took almost 20 minutes to get to usable heat and up to 10 hours to complete perming. Still, it was great 20th-century technology. The next year a Parisian chemistry student, Eugène Schueller founded the company L’Oréal, created a dye to cover gray hair with natural-looking colors in a permanent process, and made life a little more fun for a lot of people.
SA TRIVIA QUESTION – Soccer Fever!
On the 14th of June 2010 at the Cape Town stadium at 20:30 Group F game includes:
A – Cameroon vs Italy
B – Italy vs Paraguay
C – Cameroon vs Netherlands
Answer: B – Italy vs Paraguay
TIP OF THE DAY
ways to raise a feminist
Bust gender-sterotyping in your family with this psychologist’s 3-point plan.
Johannesburg-based educational psychologist, Helen Macdonald, says that sexism, like racism, is learnt at home. She shares a three-point plan for busting gender stereotypes within the building block of society: the family.
‘Everything stems from values,’ says Helen.
‘In the past, underlying, unequal value systems have dictated certain attitudes towards gender stereo-types. Society was once very autocratic with a top-down authoritarian approach. Today the value system is shifting hugely in terms of mutual respect between the genders. We’re seeing a flat effect where the top-down approach is filtering out to a more cooperative teamwork style. On the whole, women are being seen as the respectable, intelligent people they are.’
The bottom line: Parents who value mutual respect and cooperation between the sexes will instil the same values in their children.
For the rest of the three point plan visit: http://www.parent24.com/Preschool_2-6/development_behaviour/3-ways-to-raise-a-feminist-20100115
Lastly I was joined by Pieter Raaths. Mr Raaths wrote a book about how he changed from being gay to a happily married heterosexual. He knew at a very young age that he was gay and with most gay experiences family and more specifically fathers are left enraged. His father then took him to psychiatrists, did what ever it took to change him. Then at 19 years old an unwilling, unexpected yet natural change occurred. He suddenly felt attracted to the opposite sex (women) a species he never really bothered to look at. What’s more he slowly but surely lost attraction for men. His gay friends mocked his alleged change assuring Raaths that he’ll be back. Quite the contrary. He continues to be a full blown heterosexual, married for 21years and with beautiful kids.
Raaths now helps parents to accept their kid’s sexuality.
To contact Pieter Raaths email firstname.lastname@example.org
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Be who you are in every situation.
- Michael Johnson
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!