04 May 2012

from Lawrence, Sunday PhiloMadrid meeting: How women think + NEWS

How women think + News

Dear friends,

This Sunday we are discussing How women think.

A rather curious subject since as I say in my few paragraphs on the subject, this question is
usually a Trojan horse for more basic issues about life. Ironically, what sounds like a
philosophical question is indeed a encrypted code to a Pandora's Box (pardon the pun) that blows
open the blatant discrimination and immorality of some sections of our society.

In the meantime we have a list of news for the next few days:

---from Diana---
I am sending you the information about my friends' play in English. It will be on stage on Saturday
5th and Sunday 6th May, 4.30 and 8.00 pm, in Instituto Cardenal Cisneros, calle de los Reyes, 4,
near plaza de España and calle San Bernardo.
Reservations: originalworkstheatre@gmail.com
More info: facebook.com/originalworkstheatre
Could you please post this information on your weekly e-mail?
Thank you for your help.
Best regards,


A la Conferencia
"Einstein y el Materialismo"
por Lawrence Barón
y al
Claustro de Poesía
Siete poetas en inglés
Textos fundamentales del siglo XX
por Jesús Urceloy y Mari Carmen Carrasco
Lunes 7 de Mayo de 2012 a las 20:00 horas
Café Comercial
Glorieta de Bilbao nº7 (Madrid)
(if you want more details please write to me to send you the full document)

----- Cementerio Británico-----
Por el presente mensaje hago saber las fechas de las visitas comentadas programadas para mayo y
junio : si hay alguien que quiera formar un grupo, no importa que sea pequeño, en cualquier otra
fecha, sírvase avisarme para llegar a un acuerdo mutuo de hora y fecha.
This is to give you the dates of the guided visits on Saturday mornings in May and June : if anyone
wishes to make up a group, however small, independent of the dates I give below, I will be most
happy to make arrangements and take them round - all they need do is state their preferred dates and
we will work out a schedule.
Redacto el presente mensaje tanto en español como en inglés con el objeto de comunicarles que sigo
con el programa de visitas comentadas, sábados por la mañana, al Cementerio Británico.
Las visitas empiezan a las 11 horas en la entrada del Cementerio Británico, calle del Comandante
Fontanes 7, distrito de Carabanchel
*sábado, 26 de mayo, cuando daré las explicaciones en español
*sábado, 2 de junio, cuando daré las explicaciones en inglés
Lo dejo a su elección cuál día acuda y no hay necesidad de avisar.
Tomen nota de nuestra página web < www.britishcemeterymadrid.com > que contiene información de la
historia del Cementerio y el mapa de su ubicación.
I am writing this in both Spanish and in English to tell you that I am continuing Saturday morning
guided visits to the British Cemetery.
We meet at 11 o'clock at the Cemetery entrance in Calle del Comandante Fontanes 7 in Carabanchel
* the visit on Saturday 26 May will be in Spanish
* the visit on Saturday 2 June will be in English
The choice of date is left to you and there is no need to inform me in advance of the visit whether
you are coming.
Do take note of our website < www.britishcemeterymadrid.com > where you will find details of the
Cemetery's history and a map with its location.
David Butler


--- How women think---

Usually this kind of question is a Trojan horse for the real question: how can we attract a woman in
our life? And by all means, how men think is used for the same purposes.

Of course, we know that women are supposed to like tall men, but then many short men have a
successful life with women. And we also know that women like money, and even men like to have money.
But today, like most other ages, many men and women have a successful relationship with very little

Of course, today we know very well that women are very good at multi tasking, not that there aren't
men who are capable at multi tasking. We also know that women are good at details, not that some men
aren't good at details. Another thing we know about women is that they make very good doctors and
teachers, although some men are also good doctors and teachers.

Women are also good at politics and are as capable as men at protecting the integrity of their
country. Although women, like male politicians, are also capable at blatantly infringing the human
rights of others; as many people are experiencing today even in Europe, including our country. It is
true that we haven't had any high profile dictators to the calibre of Sadam Hussein, Hitler or the
Kim's in North Korea. But some women in politics today are working hard at trying to break the mold.

What is more curious is how women think in an environment where, even in our own country, they are
likely to be earning twenty five percent less than their male peers. Or how politicians of all
colours and all convictions speak of family values and yet mothers are directly discriminated in the
labour market, or when there is instability in the economy that diminishes the prospects of earning
a living for themselves, their partners or their children earning a living.

But the irony is that it is those organisations who shout the loudest about family values and
morality that blatantly discriminate against women. Indeed their whole warped thinking is to
discriminate against women. Of course I am thinking of world religions.

Although the question how women think is not terribly interesting, although quite handy to know,
what is extremely philosophically interesting is: how women ought to think in a world of discrimination?

Take care

PhiloMadrid Meeting
Meet 6:30pm
Centro Segoviano
Alburquerque, 14
28010 Madrid
Metro: Bilbao

Thursday's Open Tertulia in English
Important Notice: From December 1st, the Tertulia will take place at O'Donnells (ex-Moore's) Irish
Pub, c/ Barceló 1 (metro Tribunal)

----------From Luisa---------
Please not you will have to let her know in advance if you wish to attend, thanks:
Data of language exchange,
Location: Café Comercial
Address: Glorieta de Bilbao, 7
Website location:

Dates: on Saturday
Time: from 12:30 to 14:45
Price: 2.50 € (exchange organizing, hiring the top of the cafeteria and coffee, tea, soda, wine or
beer are included).
Luisa - email to confirm please alvarez_luisa@hotmail.com

from Lawrence, Sunday PhiloMadrid meeting: How women think + NEWS

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