Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Writer’s Wednesday: God Is Not a Christian by Desmond Tutu

It took me just over a month to read God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations by Desmond Tutu back in February/March. Not because it’s long, it’s just over 200 pages, but because it is so incredibly thought-provoking. I really enjoyed it on so many levels. Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Laureate, arch bishop of South …

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Link Love (28/08/2012)

News Across the World India: Bengali-speaking girls being trafficked to Kutch district of Gujarat – India Today Libya: “Following the Libyan revolution, in which women played a crucial part, and the participation of large numbers of female citizens in the July 2012 elections, Libyan women are now looking forward to a partnership and full equality with …

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Book Notes: God Is Not a Christian by Desmond Tutu: Unbiblical, Unchristian, Immoral, and Evil

  I read God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations by Desmond Tutu, and it is one of the most amazing books I have read. I greatly recommend it, whatever your religious beliefs. Desmond Tutu, arch-bishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa has won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, fought against the apartheid, and is incredibly out-spoken …

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Link Love (25/08/2012)

News Across the World “Before their wedding ceremony begins in rural Afghanistan, a 40-year-old man sits to be photographed with his 11-year-old bride. The girl tells the photographer that she is sad to be engaged because she had hoped to become a teacher.” 11-year-old girl married to 40-year-old man – CNN Morocco: “The editor of Morocco’s …

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Escaping an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

  20 months ago today I officially ended the emotionally abusive relationship, which I’d been in for two years. I’ve previously written about a specific form of emotional abuse known as Gaslighting, but today I share my personal story Escaping an Abusive Relationship at Silence, Cupcake: He never hit me. But at times I wished …

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News Across the World Afghanistan: ” Far from fears that female education is on the decline after the Taliban campaign against girls’ schools, female students outclassed their male counterparts in the secondary school examination for 2012.” Schoolgirls Beat Taliban – IPS Dominican Republic: Dominican Republic abortion ban stops treatment for pregnant teen with cancer – CNN Gaza: “Behind …

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Book Notes: God Is Not a Christian by Desmond Tutu: I Stand Here Before You

  I read God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations by Desmond Tutu, and it is one of the most amazing books I have read. I greatly recommend it, whatever your religious beliefs. Desmond Tutu, arch-bishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa has won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, fought against the apartheid, and is incredibly out-spoken …

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Link Love (18/08/2012)

News Across the World Morocco: “Morocco is on target to be one of the few countries to meet the U.N.’s goal of lowering maternal mortality by 2015, in part thanks to a strong Peace Corps program and smaller families. A woman waiting at a clinic dramatizes how things are changing.” Moroccan Moms Benefit from Maternal Health …

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Fabulous Female: Mathilde Fibiger (the First, Danish Feminist

This week’s Fabulous Female is Mathilde Fibiger, the first Danish feminist. I read a biography about her called ‘Passionsblomsten’ (The Passion Flower), which is by Bodil Wamberg. All quotes from the book (or from Fibiger’s writings) are my translation from Danish. Mathilde Fibiger, photographed by Thora HallagerWikipedia Fibiger was the first to bring the issue of …

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Letting Go of “Stuff” (+ Announcement!)

  Like most people, stuff tends to accumulate for me. I’m well aware, that I probably have less stuff than the average Dane, and definitely less things than the average American, it’s nonetheless something I’m continuously working on.   Every now and then I’ll do a big sort-out, go through my clothes, my toiletries and …

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