Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Link Love (28/01/2013)

Thought-provoking “Published figures suggest that, in Australia, producing wheat and other grains results in: at least 25 times more sentient animals being killed per kilogram of useable protein more environmental damage, and a great deal more animal cruelty than does farming red meat.” Ordering the vegetarian meal? There’s more animal blood on your hands – …

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Link Love (25/01/2013)

News Across the World Chad: “Day-to-day, Chadian women are beaten, humiliated and crushed beneath the weight of traditions. However, women were not predestined to be their husbands’ punch-bags, says Kagbe Rachel. Chadian women must be treated with dignity and respect. ” “Kind sirs, stop beating your wives!” – openDemocracy Pakistan: “Most of the dead belonged to …

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Link Love (22/01/2013)

News Across the World Burma: “A spokesperson for Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has defended one of their members accused of drugging and raping a 15-year-old girl in a controversial statement that highlights that both he and the alleged victim are Muslims.” NLD spokesperson defends alleged rape of ‘Muslim’ girl …

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Link Love (19/01/2013)

News Across the World India: “Rape culture, the pervasive, unchecked, beast that has created the conditions for rape to occur with the horrifying, disgusting frequency and grotesqueness with which it occurs, guides the way people think about women’s bodies, women’s autonomy and who is responsible for sexual assault. A fundamental piece of rape culture is the belief …

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Monthly Twitter Reviews of Books: January 2013

So, Anne of Modern Mrs Darcy have started a monthly link-up of Twitter sized reviews of books (i.e. 140 characters or less) and I thought it would be fun to participate. Over the past month I have read the following books: One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern: It’s a story of losing ourselves, finding ourselves. The truth that …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (Book & Movie)

Book Review Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I wanted to read it before the movie came out (11th of January 2013 in Ireland), and just managed to do it. (I read the free Kindle edition). Let me begin by saying that the story of Les Miserables is timeless, …

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Link Love (15/01/2013)

Thought-provoking “Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face. People who don’t respect the social contract (rapists, predators, assholes, pickup artists) are good at …

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Link Love (10/01/2013)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “An Afghan prisoner serving 20 years for murdering his in-laws is now suspected of strangling his young bride during a conjugal visit. ” Afghan Prisoner Accused of Killing Wife During Conjugal Visit – RFERP Oman: “When unmarried 19-year-old Sama got pregnant, she ran away from home to have an abortion rather than face family wrath.” Taboo …

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Link Love (05/01/2013)

News Across the World North Korea: The Opportunities and Perils of Being a North Korean Woman – F Bomb Thought-provoking How Older Parenthood Will Upend American Society – The New Republic “If we decide we can’t even talk about guns, we have to admit that murdered children don’t really bother us. Let’s just admit it.  Whoever refuses to …

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Link Love (03/01/2013)

News Across the World Bangladesh: “Successive governments in Bangladesh have allowed harsh, discriminatory personal laws to persist. After a year of interviews, Aruna Kashyap finds women trapped in abusive marriages or propelled into poverty after divorce or separation.” Laws Hurting Bangladesh Women Linger on the Books – Womens eNews Pakistan: Love online challenge Pakistan taboos – AFP …

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