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Maybe the Internet Raised Me

In have learned more about from the internet than I did at university. While I am grateful to my university education for providing me with a framework, a theoretical perspective that changed the way I think  and has added depth and nuance to my analysis of the world, the real meat of my feminist education…

Vandalism of Abortion Nurses Car Deplored | Scoop News

Vandalism of Abortion Nurses Car Deplored | Scoop News. The above press release disturbs me immensely for a number of reasons. It makes me worry that in New Zealand we are slowly moving back towards a climate of Anti-choice violence like that which is seen in the USA where abortion providers are routinely targeted. Someone…

The Burqa Experiment: An exercise in privilege

The Burqa Experiment: Introduction. The outline of the project linked above is simple: yet another white, non-Muslim woman, thinks she can understand the experiences of Muslim women (including Muslim women of colour) by donning what she terms a Burqua.  She claims to have done six months of research consulting with Muslim women before deciding on…

The Olympic Year of the Woman

We have heard it over and over again, this olympics was the first olympics where every team had female athletes. This was considered a resounding success and a triumph of the spirit of the olympics, but what happens to these women once the fanfare is gone and the glitter dust settles? Wojdan Shaherkani was one…

Racist Bullshit

Content note for racism and fat phobia] On my post ‘Bad Indian Girl’ I received the following comment: “Good article. A bad Indian girl is probably a good human. These fat hideous looking race of humans with a sub human culture. It is a culture that does not align with normal human values. The society is dominated…

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Bad Indian Girl

I am Indian but I am not from India. This one sentence is often enough to blow peoples minds, or at least confuse the shit out of them. I had never been to India until just on a year ago when I spent two months there as part of my travels. When I was in…