I broke up with my last boyfriend just over a year ago. He was a nice boy; in fact, a bit too nice – so much so that I wanted us to get married. (I don’t believe in doing things by halves). His small but rather immovable disagreement on the matter lead to us eventually… Continue reading Of singleness and the reluctance to mingle
Something that I seem to encounter a lot, and which always makes me wince, is when a well-meaning (or defensive) chap trots out the line “of course I believe in women’s rights, I respect women, they are our sisters, mothers, daughters…”. Similar to this, although not exactly, are platitudes like “if you don’t respect women,… Continue reading of individual worth.
On the 4th of July, the AKU Working Group for Women held a seminar discussing and critiquing the World Bank annual report 2012 on Gender and Development. It was a limited event, with about 30 people in total, including some prominent feminists and economists. The meeting was divided into three sections, corresponding to the report’s… Continue reading WGW: Critique on the World Bank Report 2012 on Gender and Development
Don’t look like that. I know I’ve been gone for a while. I was, um, reading. Yep, I took a break to read the fuck out of some books, and get that total that I wanted for this year’s list. Plus I felt I’d been prattling without knowing for far too long – I took… Continue reading Of Babies, and of Women
I am developing quite a temper these days. I suppose, if I had to trace a cause, it would lead to all my recent activities – one cannot be arguing for secularism, and quarreling about women’s rights, and bickering over discrimination based on appearance, without becoming a little frustrated in the process. So occasionally I… Continue reading Of flaring tempers.
My holidays have started! Yes indeedy. I have a month off from scurrying around trying to save lives and instead I shall be spending it lusciously lazing and reading books. Also hitting the gym, but that doesn’t fit in much with the idea of lusciously lazing so we’re going to ignore that. I have already… Continue reading of biological sex and gender