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Stavo scrivendo al computer tranquilla e beata circa la spiritualità dell’espressionismo astratto, con Chopin in sottofondo che mi faceva docile compagnia pigiando i tasti del pianoforte come solo lui sa fare, quando all’improvviso parte su Spotify la pubblicità super aggressive con tutta musica tunztunz di Paco Rabanne e del suo profumo con il quale si può vincere un’automobile edizione limitata.
M’è preso un colpo, ho fatto un urletto e ho allontanato il pc spingendolo via di scatto. Ho il battito accelerato e ho perso almeno due, tre anni di vita. Come dicono i francesi, e come io so benissimo, avendo studiato questa lingua raffinata e poetica per tutte le medie,e pure al liceo: One Million di Paco Rabanne l’anima de li mejo mortacci tua.

bbc.com
Saudi Arabia's women vote in election for first time - BBC News
Conservative Saudi Arabia has held an unprecedented election, with women voting and standing as candidates for the first time.

“Women in Saudi Arabia have cast their first votes in the country’s history, in municipal elections.

Women were also standing as candidates, another first, despite the conservative kingdom being the only nation where women are not allowed to drive.

A total of 978 women have registered as candidates, alongside 5,938 men.

Female candidates have had to speak behind a partition while campaigning or be represented by a man. Turnout was high, state media reported.

About 130,000 women registered to vote, officials said. That figure still falls well short of male voter registration, which stands at 1.35 million.

Salma al-Rashed was the first woman to register to vote. “It felt really good,” she told the BBC. “Change is a big word but the election is the way to make sure we are really represented.”

Read the full piece and watch the video here

Still a long way to go - women aren’t allowed to drive so they had to get rides to and from the polling stations - but this a huge breakthrough.

Wenn du Essen im Kühlschrank, ein Dach über dem
Kopf und ein Bett hast, bist du reicher als 75 % dieser
Welt.
Wenn du ein eigenes Konto bei einer Bank hast,
gehörst du zu den 8 % der Reichen dieser Welt.
Wenn du mehr als 100 g Reis pro Tag essen kannst,
kannst du mehr essen als 1/ 3 der Weltbevölkerung.
Wenn du heute Morgen gesund aufgewacht bist, geht
es dir besser als der einen Million Menschen, die
diese Woche nicht überleben werden.
Wenn du zur Schule gehst/gegangen bist, kannst du
froh sein, denn 121 Millionen Kinder haben nicht die
Chance, zu lernen.
Wenn du nie die Gefahr eines Krieges, die Einsamkeit
einer Gefangenschaft, den Schmerz von Folterung
oder das Elend von Hunger erlebt hast, geht es dir
besser als 500 Millionen anderer Menschen dieser
Erde.
Wenn du immer frisches Trinkwasser zur Verfügung
hast, geht es dir besser als 1 Milliarde Menschen.
Wenn du diese Zeilen lesen kannst, kannst du dich
glücklich schätzen, denn über 2 Milliarden Menschen
können es nicht.

Und du sagst, dir geht es schlecht?

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