Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Promotion

I’ve been working at my job in Ireland for almost 3 months (come 4th of December), and today I was given the opportunity to go up for the progression board. The board is part job interview, part oral exam, and needs to be passed in order to be promoted to the next level. I have …

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Link Love (27/11/2012)

News Across the World Congo: ““When you talk about rape in New York or Paris, everyone can always say, ‘Yes, we have rape here too,’” Dr. Denis Mukwege, the founder of Congo’s Panzi Hospital, told Jeb Sharp, a producer at PRI’s “The World,” in 2008. “But it’s not the same thing when a woman is raped by …

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Link Love (24/11/2012)

News Across the World Egypt: Harassing the harassers: Cairo men spray paint perpetrators of street harassment – Amplify Pakistan: “A couple arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of killing their 15-year-old daughter with acid say they carried out the attack because she looked at a boy.” Pakistan acid attack parents ‘feared dishonour’ – BBC & Russian activists say have …

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Writer’s Wednesday: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first volume of Maya Angelou’s six volume autobiography. It is the haunting and thought-provoking story of Angelou’s childhood in the American South during the 1930’s. It is a story of resilience, of being in love with a world that at times is unbearably cruel. It is the …

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Link Love (20/11/2012)

Savita Halappanavar This breaks my heart and makes me absolutely furious: ““This is a Catholic country” was what Irish doctors told Savita Halappanavar after she learned she was miscarrying her pregnancy and asked for an abortion to avoid further complications. She spent three days in agonizing pain, eventually shaking, vomiting and passing out. She again …

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My Love Language(s)

So I’ve finally finished writing about all five love languages, which, just to remind you, are: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch. I told you at the beginning, I didn’t want to tell you straight away what my love languages are, got some good guesses though, and some were also correct. They have actually changed …

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Link Love (18/11/2012)

News Across the World Bangladesh: Bangladesh charity puts women in the driving seat – AFP Chechnya: Taliban recruits for the burkha brigade… but don’t worry, it doesn’t look like they can hit much – Mail Online Egypt: Sexual harassment: an Egyptian boy’s favourite Eid activity, say activists – Al Bawaba Indonesia: Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls …

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RIP Savita Halappanavar – Woman Dies in Ireland After Being Refused a Medically Necessary Abortion

Savita Halappanavar, 31 years old, has died in Galway, Ireland, after doctors refused to perform an abortion on her. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar (34), an engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway, says she asked several times over a three-day period that the pregnancy be terminated. He says that, having been told she was miscarrying, and …

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Equality Link Love (13/11/2012)

So this is going to be a special edition of the usual Link Love, as the posts I normally put under the heading “Equality” has been building up. I used to actually have five different headings, Women’s Issues, Men’s Issues, Women & Men’s Issues, LGBTQ Issues and Racism. Now I’ll be doing it a bit different this time around, and maybe …

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Love Languages: Physical Touch

The fifth love language is Physical Touch. You can read about the four other love languages in my first post. Physical Touch is not just about sex, although that’s important as well, but it’s just as much about cuddling, hugging, holding hands, playing with hair, play-wrestling, poking etc. It’s important to keep in mind, that all …

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