Category Archives: Life

Innocence of Muslims and Freedom of Speech

Storming embassies and killing ambassadors is a disproportionate reaction to slander of a prophet. There is no excuse for such mindless violence. The Muslim rioters should acquaint themselves with the rest of the world enough to learn about freedom of … Continue reading

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Why Being Chatted up Is Not Always Nice

This is a difficult topic. It’s hard to explain why exactly is it that sometimes sexual attention is unwelcome, especially coming from strangers in non-sexual situations. You always face the risk of being accused of frigidity or rudeness if you’re … Continue reading

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On Being Highly Sensitive

Zinemin’s post on being a highly sensitive person (link below) is very informative and enlightening, especially if you browse through all the linked articles. I’ve sometimes suspected I might be a highly sensitive person (HSP) but seeing as I have … Continue reading

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Remember Schrödinger’s Rapist?

Right, that’s it. The next time a man tries to chat me up in the streets at night, I will go to the nearest people and tell them I’m being followed. It has happened to me a few times. I’ve … Continue reading

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Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Younger Self, I was wondering why you are so obsessed with size. I know you won’t admit it but if you’re not obsessed with size, why do you keep trying to lose weight so that you would fit into … Continue reading

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Sexist Ads from the 1950s Show How Times Have Changed

10 Most Sexist Print Ads from the 1950s | Business Pundit. Those ads are hilarious, except when you realise that back in their day they were considered an okay way to present women in the media. The bright side is, … Continue reading

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Dan Bucatinsky: The F Word

I don’t have children but this is something I’ve often thought about. If I did have kids, how could I avoid transferring my complexes about food and appearance onto them? I don’t have serious complexes, but I’d rather my kids … Continue reading

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Pick-up artists

Seduction coaching and pick-up artists have come up in the comments to my previous entries and I remembered this comic. It’s too funny not to post! (No personal offence to pick-up artists intended.) http://xkcd.com/1027/

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Women Who Lose Themselves

I just read Vicki Larson’s article Why Do Women Lose Themselves in Marriage? on Huffington Post. The first comment, presumably by a man, was: And married men never “give up” any “part of themselves.” Thanks for clearing that up for … Continue reading

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Dreams

A few weeks ago I was on the phone with my mum. She was asking me how my thesis was coming along (not very well) and urging me to try to graduate asap so that I could get a proper … Continue reading

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