Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Writer’s Wednesday: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

A few weeks ago I read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I had been told I absolutely must read it – and it was even bought for me. I must say it was much better than I expected, it has become a classic for a reason. The book is science fiction, set a few hundred …

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Link Love (30/10/2012)

News Across the World Egypt: “I have noted that many people in the so-called ‘West’ have a primarily negative view of developments in Egypt. In this respect, they are much more pessimistic than most Egyptian women and men. That being said, this fundamental optimism in Egypt cannot hide the fact that most women’s rights activists …

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Love Languages: Receiving Gifts

The third love language is Receiving Gifts. To read more about the other love languages, check out my first port here. If your beloved always lights up when you give them a present, however small it might be, there’s a good chance that their love language is Receiving Gifts. Having Receiving Gifts as your primary love …

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Howth (Pictures)

  A couple of weeks ago I visited Howth (which has a really lovely farmer’s market on Sundays. I took a couple of pictures at the ruins of an old church and graveyard, as well as from the pier at the harbour.    

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Link Love (27/10/2012)

News Across the World Bangladesh: “Young campaigners in north Bangladesh are making headway in their battle to end the cycle of poverty caused by early marriage” Bangladeshi girls call in ‘wedding busters’ to tackle child marriage – Guardian Bosnia: Europe’s first hijab-wearing mayor to take office in Bosnia – AFP India: “Tired of unsafe and slow public …

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Link Love (23/10/2012)

News Across the World Pakistan: “They shot Malala because girls’ education threatens everything that they stand for. The greatest risk for violent extremists in Pakistan isn’t American drones. It’s educated girls.” Young Pakistani advocate for girls’ rights shot by Taliban – Feministing & Pakistani Teen ‘Critical but Stable’; Rally Condemns Taliban Attackers – RFERL Thought-provoking …

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Link Love (20/10/2012)

News Across the World Kyrgyzstan: “In the first eight months of this year, according to statistics provided by the Interior Ministry, criminal proceedings were initiated in 10 cases of bride kidnapping (“ala kachuu”) across Kyrgyzstan. By contrast, in the same period Kyrgyz courts heard 666 cases of livestock theft. There are no reliable figures, but …

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Link Love (16/10/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “Some women who are accused or found guilty of having a relationship with a man outside marriage or an extramarital affair are publicly flogged.” Afghans Rally Against Public Lashings of Teenagers – RFERL Egypt: “In a country long infamous for rife sexual harassment, it is revealed that abuse has been used …

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Love Languages: Quality Time

Time for the second love language, Quality Time. To read more about the other love languages, check out my first post here. If your loved one keeps nagging you to spend more time with them, there’s a good chance that Quality Time is their primary love language. For someone, whose primary love language is Quality Time, …

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Link Love (13/10/2012)

News Across the World Iran: “Thirty-six universities across Iran have banned women from 77 different majors, including accounting, counseling, and engineering, for the school year that begins on Saturday, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported in August.” Lift restrictions on women’s education, rights group tells Iran – Reuters Iraq: “Underage marriage is still a problem in Iraq. …

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