The Third Women's Revolution: Changing the World, with Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington describes what she calls "the third women's revolution": a transformation of the world and its social values in order to suit both genders.
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. Her newest book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Since launching in 2005, The Huffington Post has become one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
Huffington has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.
Arianna Huffington: Women internalize stress differently so we now have the scientific findings that show that women in stressful jobs have a 40 percent greater risk of heart disease and a 60 percent greater risk of diabetes. So women, in a way, have no choice but to redefine success and the way we work. And that’s why I believe that this is, in a way, the third women’s revolution. You know, the first one was giving us the vote. The second giving us access to all jobs and the top of every profession. And the third one is women saying we don’t want just to be at the top of the world. We want to change the world. Because the way the world has been designed by men is not working. It’s not working for women. It’s not working for men either. I really believe that as women lead the way into transforming it, men are going to be incredibly grateful.
And, of course, there are many amazing men who are also at the forefront of these changes. CEOs are bringing a lot of stress-reduction practices into their companies and then measuring the impact on the bottom line and on productivity. Individual leaders in business, in media, in politics, who are willing to come out, not as being gay, but as being meditators. So there’s a big global shift already happening, but I believe that more and more women participating in it will accelerate this much-needed transformation.
According to Arianna Huffington, there have been three major women's revolutions. The first was achieving suffrage. The second was gaining access to jobs in top professions. The third, which Huffington explains is ongoing, is a transformation of the world and its social values in order to suit both men and women.
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Civil discourse has fallen to an all time low.
The question that the American populace needs to ask itself now is: how do we fix it?
Discursive fundamentals need to be taught to preserve free expression
In their findings the authors state:
upholding First Amendment ideals.
Talking politics at Thanksgiving dinner
- Progressive Activists: younger, highly engaged, secular, cosmopolitan, angry.
- Traditional Liberals: older, retired, open to compromise, rational, cautious.
- Passive Liberals: unhappy, insecure, distrustful, disillusioned.
- Politically Disengaged: young, low income, distrustful, detached, patriotic, conspiratorial
- Moderates: engaged, civic-minded, middle-of-the-road, pessimistic, Protestant.
- Traditional Conservatives: religious, middle class, patriotic, moralistic.
- Devoted Conservatives: white, retired, highly engaged, uncompromising,
It's interesting to note the authors found that:
"Tribe membership shows strong reliability in predicting views across different political topics."
Here are some statistics on differing viewpoints according to political party:
- 51% of staunch liberals say it's "morally acceptable" to punch Nazis.
- 53% of Republicans favor stripping U.S. citizenship from people who burn the American flag.
- 65% of Republicans say NFL players should be fired if they refuse to stand for the anthem.
- 58% of Democrats say employers should punish employees for offensive Facebook posts.
- 47% of Republicans favor bans on building new mosques.
Here are some guidelines for civic discourse that might come in handy:
- Practice inclusion and listen to who you're speaking to.
Civic discourse in the divisive age
dangerously tribal, fueled by a culture of outrage and taking offense. For the combatants,
the other side can no longer be tolerated, and no price is too high to defeat them.
These tensions are poisoning personal relationships, consuming our politics and
putting our democracy in peril.
Once a country has become tribalized, debates about contested issues from
immigration and trade to economic management, climate change and national security,
become shaped by larger tribal identities. Policy debate gives way to tribal conflicts.
Polarization and tribalism are self-reinforcing and will likely continue to accelerate.
The work of rebuilding our fragmented society needs to start now. It extends from
re-connecting people across the lines of division in local communities all the way to
building a renewed sense of national identity: a bigger story of us."
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