Searching on the internet about one of my all times Latin-American authors, founded a post that of course had nothing to do with what I was looking for, but the title read something like this: Women’s Translation Month, and I said wow maybe is a sign!, you know keeping my superstitious Latin side alive.
When I started to read the content of this article I could not believe what she was saying, come on “we are on the 21st century” , and I know that in the last 10 years the work of now very famous female writers have been published. The article talked about the preference that publishing houses and reviewers have over books written by male authors more than by female authors and compared the number of female authors whose works were published or translated into other language with the number of male authors, and the result was that the difference was really impressive. I had to check this information from other sources because I could not believe it as I said at the beginning of my post, but I have to say is true.
“We cannot believe the truth until We see it with our own eyes”
Of course these numbers have raised thanks to a few campaigns made in support to female writers work, but the difference i still big. The author of the post invites all of us to join their campaign online by sharing and joining their campaign the hashtags: #WITmonth and #womenintranslation, and to pick a book wrote by a women and publish a review in Amazon, Goodreads or any other blog or site about book site.
As I am big believer that Our Capacities (Men & Women) are not different, the only thing that is different is the style we use to show what we are capable to do. Plus, times are changing, and what better prove to that than we women have the Force with us now.
So join this campaign, and if I might say start reading this one: “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sinsero. If you are starting your own business or thinking about it, this is the perfect book for you, I loved it is practical and inspiring. I do not know if this book has translations in other languages but it will be an incredible idea if people in other locations and other languages could read it. Have a good day!
Keeping sort of the same story line with which I started posting this week, today I am going to talk about that expression we women hear on a date after we are asked what kind of movies do we like.
BUT, WHY DO YOU LIKE THAT KIND OF MOVIES?
Every time someone asks me what kind of movies do I like to watch and I say that I like to watch “Romantic Comedies” a face of horror like if I just said that I adore the devil or something appears in their faces, and say the following: “But, why do you like that kind of movies? Why women always like to watch that kind of things”.
For the women reading this, I know you must be laughing because you have heard this exact same phrase, and for the men, you must be laughing too because I bet that you must have said it at least once in your life. I don’t know you, but usually after I hear this phrase, specially if the face of the guy has an expression like if what I just said is something horribly disgusting, I cannot help but laugh. Not of the expression of his face, well just a little; but because I start saying to myself while he keeps trying to convince me why I should not like this kind of movies, what is this: is he trying to get to know me, is he trying to have a conversation with me or is it that I had a date with the inquisition and someone forgot to talk to me about it.
Well, is not that I don’t like to watch any other kind of movies, I do. There are plenty of movies that belong to other styles that I also like to watch; but if you personally ask me what kind of movies I will prefer to watch, I will not pick a war or major drama movie, I will pick something that makes me laugh or give me crazy ideas of how to kick people’s ass in my dreams. To see war and drama I just have to watch the news, take a look through my window or get out as I used to do and see the people of my country died in the streets because they want a better country, no need to pay a movie ticket for that.
IS JUST FUN, you like your cars and fixing things, we like our funny and romantic things; if we all liked the same thing imagine how boring the world would be. Also, I think that question should be reply as follows: “Do you really want me to tell you what I like to watch or Do you want me to tell you what you would like me to reply? but off course, if I reply like this every time I hear that question, then I would be dateless forever. I leave it to you there, have fun and keep in touch!
You should always trust your gut!
My initial inspiration for this post was to write about the meaning of the phrase “You should trust your gut”, and how we use it in our daily lives, and relate the story to a resent experience I had where with both hands in my head I said to myself “I should have listen to my gut”. But investigating and reading a little bit more further about the topic I found a few interesting facts that made me change the focus I was going for with this post.
“Trust your gut” is a common advice we give or receive from people, that means trust you inner voice or trust your intuition when we have to make a decision or face a situation. But did you know that scientist say that what our guts think is actually right, and they are smarter than what we think they are. For what I read, our guts are actually like an independent entity inside our bodies that can see things that our brains are not able to capture, and is the only organ system in the body that works without supervision of the brain. According to Deepak Chopra, a very famous neuroendocrinologist specialized in the study of the brain chemistry, our guts have their own nervous system and when we have a gut feeling is actually every cell in our bodies telling us what we should do.
Moreover, he number of brain cells contained in our guts are higher than the ones found in the peripheral nervous system or the spinal cord, and their nervous system do not have the ability to doubt itself like our central nervous systems do; so when We have a gut feeling is apparently every cell in our bodies telling us what is the right option for us.
Also, our guts are the ones who perceive the emotions and tell our brains how to feel about it and not the other way around. 90% of the fibers of the vague nerve, which is embedded in our guts, carries information into the brain and not the other way around. So， what people say that love enters through the stomach might actually be true. Besides that, 70% of our immune system cells are in our guts; so they certainly know what is good or bad for us, and instinctively attack what is wrong.
Well, this all for now, but I hope you found this post as interesting and funny as I did while writing it. Have a good moment and don’t be a stranger!
Remarkable phrase isn’t? Get out of your comfort zone! Yeah I have been hearing this exact same phrase for almost 2 years from all my female friends’ mouth. They say I need to get out of my comfort zone and find someone to hang out with or someone a little bit more serious than that, that maybe if I get this everything else in my life will just have more sense.Translating some articles found this analysis about this same kind of situation, and the view that a psychologist from Argentina gives to it, and I thought it was a quit interesting way to view this subject. Continue reading get out of the comfort zone!