Monthly Archives: September, 2012

March for Choice Rally in Dublin, Ireland

Yesterday I attended the March for Choice rally in Dublin and it was awesome! Ireland is one of very few countries in the Western world where abortion is still banned, resulting in an average of 12 Irish women travelling to England every day for an abortion. Pro-lifers tried to spread lies at the beginning claiming …

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My Biggest Fear

This weekend I was asked what I fear the most, and that is a question that I find easy to answer. My single biggest fear is not living up to my potential. Not being the best I can be. Continuous Growth As evidenced in my “slogan” here on the blog – Love, Growth, Passion – I …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

This week I finished reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, a wonderful retelling of the Biblical story of Dinah – but in a way the story has never been told before. From the Prologue: We have been lost to each other for so long. My name means nothing to you. My memory is dust. This …

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Link Love (25/09/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “In Ghor, Afghanistan, more and more women have decided to get behind the wheel – a trend not welcomed by all in the traditional province.” Women behind the wheel – the ‘beginning of the end’ – DW Egypt: “Campaigners in Egypt say the problem of sexual harassment is reaching epidemic proportions, …

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Not a Feminist?

*Originally written in 2011. Republished from my old blog.* Why Am I a Feminist? Because women’s work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious and we’re the first to get fired and what we look like is more important than what we do and if we get raped it’s our …

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Link Love (23/09/2012)

News Across the World Palestine: “Brides and bridegrooms are now being smuggled through the Gaza tunnels, to add to the usual fare of medicine, food, bread, refreshments, car parts, cement, and fish and sheep.” There’s Bride at the End of the Tunnel – Inter Press Service Kyrgyzstan: “An internet video had surfaced in February of a …

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Link Love (18/09/2012)

News Across the World Egypt: “Maria TV in Egypt has been on air for a month. Women completely covered in veils go on camera to deliver tips on topics like marriage and beauty. The ultra-conservative broadcaster suggests a turn in Egyptian society.” Fully veiled and on air – DW Indonesia: “”The fundamentalists are saying that when …

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Moving to Dublin, Ireland

  Yesterday marked my first two weeks in Ireland. I have had a great – but very busy – time settling in, starting work etc. I have pushed myself to meet new people, and be more social than usual (I am introvert at heart), so out of the past 15 nights I have actually been …

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Link Love (08/09/2012)

News Across the World Egypt: “Maria TV targets just a small minority of Egyptians – some of whom say the broadcaster is not conservative enough. The women’s voices could entice men, and, as such, should be voiced over with male voices, said one critic identified as Sheik Ibrahim.” Fully veiled and on air – DW India: “Doctors say that decades …

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Link Love (04/09/2012)

News Across the World India: Muslim girls’ enrolment in primary schools up 33% against average of 5% – Times of India Iran: “A 9-year-old girl is not physically or emotionally ready to start in engaging in sexual activity, not to mention carrying a child. If a young girl does become pregnant, her health risks increase dramatically. …

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