Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Who can forget this scene from the movie Pretty Woman?

Pretty Woman

Fortunately my experiences in Chanel, Louis Vuitton etc were not like this at all.

However I have to say, I have been made to feel uncomfortable in some far less prestigious shops.

Source: Sabrina


The Dark Side of Marketing Our Personal Data

This follows on from my post about ads which seem to be suggesting I am old, fat and spotty. It answers many of my questions.It is much as I suspected. I think genealogists naturally track people too. We get clues and use those leads to guide us to uncover further details of an individual’s life. It is similar to the techniques which can be used to uncover our ancestors’ stories, by researching historical newspapers, records etc

The Dark Sude of our personal Marketing Data

Source:Ted X TalksTed X Talks

The Attitude

I got what I call “The Attitude” the other day. I had bristled so much, it had made me want nothing further to do with a group of people.

I have quite enjoyed listening to some of Sam Vaknin’s conversations with Richard Grannon. One comment Sam made, had particularly struck me. He stated simply that after many years of being suppressed worldwide,

Women are angry.

Whenever anybody says anything controversial like this, I know there will be a big chorus of

Not all (fill in the blank)are (fill in the blank).

Then the point is pecked away at and totally invalidated over time.

Denying this legitimate anger is not constructive in my view.

The pendulum swings and we tend to move from one extreme to another. When I think about the way women should be treated,I look to Jesus. A man who risked his life to protect a woman who was being stoned.  John 8 1-11

Jesus set the pendulum back in the middle where it should be. He was in turn loved and respected by many women he encountered.

(There may well be exceptions. I guess some of the crowd baying for his execution may have been women.)

Jesus was a man who ultimately gave his life for women. as much as for men.

John 19 1-37

A man who went out of his way through Samaria, just to have a conversation with a solitary woman by a well.

John 4 1-26

This was a man adored to the point of having a woman pour expensive perfume pour over his legs.

Mark 14 1-10

This was a man whose instruction his mother knew should be trusted and obeyed, ( This trust led to the first miracle of water being turned into wine.) John 2 1-11

I believe I have made this point before but it is a point I am prepared to repeat.

Real leadership often involves sacrifice rather than glory. Real  leadership costs-a point which often seems to be lost by many people, (including we women) who strive to be in charge.

This guy points out some of the differences between the brains of men and women in a humourous way. Yes we are different but we should be able to celebrate and occasionally laugh at these differences and recognise that we were  created (in my view) to complement each other, as together we are created in God’s likeness.

Men’s Brains Vs Woman’s Brains





Targetted Ads

It is hard not to take the advertisements on my computer personally. In the last few days they have seemed to suggest I am old,fat and spotty.

Perhaps Google could send me a few ads which assume I am a super dynamic. slim, attractive 20 year old? Is it too much to ask, as elderly as I apparently am?