This 8 March 2019 video says about itself:
Why are so many women fleeing Saudi Arabia? | DW Stories
Saudi women are fleeing the kingdom in droves. Our interview partner Manal al-Sharif escaped the stict rule of the Saudi Arabian guardian system, and she has a piece of advice for other women: “Do not talk, do not breathe!”
Manal al-Sharif is a women’s rights activist and also a columnist for Washington Post, like Jamal Khashoggi. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi put fear into Saudi dissidents living abroad. Al-Sharif says officials in the kingdom are sending a clear message that they can find opposition voices wherever they are.
From the (conservative) Daily Mail in Britain:
Two women told how Saudi security services demanded to see their phone IMEI
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This one’s for you if… you’re interested (or still needing convinced) of the social determinants of health.
Sir Michael Marmot describes himself as an evidence based optimist (for anyone who doesn’t know he is also a professor in public health). And this book is certainly full of evidence. Evidence for how poor working conditions affect your health. How control over your life and your work is a crucial difference between the worst off and the well off. Evidence that the social gradient isn’t just responsible for the difference between the health of the poorest and the wealthiest but for the differences between everyone along the spectrum. Evidence that it is not enough that everyone knows that exercise is good for you, that smoking and unhealthy food is bad for you while ignoring the factors that create a gradient among this universal knowledge.
As for the optimist part, this book ignites…
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Sir Humphrey Milford was head of Oxford University Press from 1913 to 1945. In those 32 years he presided over the publication of many hundreds – if not thousands – of books but in his own estimation three of the most important were Flora Thompson’s semi-autobiographical Lark Rise, Over to Candleford and Candleford Green, eventually published together under the evocative portmanteau title of Lark Rise to Candleford.
Part autobiography, part social history and paean to a lost way of life, Lark Rise to Candleford has captivated generations of readers ever since the first volume, Lark Rise, was published in 1939. Over to Candleford and Candleford Green followed in 1941 and 1943 respectively.
Note those dates: they are not insignificant. Britain was at war. Invasion was imminent and the whole ‘British way of life’ was under threat. Faced with a frightening and uncertain future, it was…
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