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Meme minute

I’m neither cute nor country, but this meme really resonates with me and with the original purpose of this blog!! Thanks to my former colleague Shawn Lyons for sharing!

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Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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If I was a man, would you have…

…addressed me as “Sweetums McGoolihan” when you couldn’t remember my name? …grabbed my ass to get my attention when I was blocking your view of the TV, and then made a lame joke to excuse yourself? …interrupted a conversation I … Continue reading

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A useful rape analogy

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:
From here. (Thanks, R!) We have had quite a lot of comments that could be horrendous for a rape victim to read. Since we don’t have time to moderate constantly, I’m closing comments.

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Stop Apologizing and Start Living

Better Not Broken is a very good mental health blog written by a domestic abuse survivor. If you too say “I’m sorry” way too damn often* this post is for you. (*when what you mean is, ‘I think you’re wrong … Continue reading

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FGM in the Gambia

Here is an example of exemplary refugee-issues reporting, the kind I wish I could do. This journalist interviews survivors of FGM from the Gambia who are in the process of appealing rejected asylum requests in Britain, and then actually goes … Continue reading

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À coups de machette pour trouver l’enfant

Un reportage invraisemblable par ma collègue de promo, actuellement à Kinshasa, qui a passé la dernière semaine à Goma (Est de la RDC). Avertissement: Pas pour ceux qui trouvent le gout de la réalité trop amer.

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#EverydaySexism à la sauce burundaise

“I feel like meat here.” – Canadian female friend, anti-sexual assault campaigner, intern at local NGO I love this country, but a paradise for working women, it isn’t. Those who know me, know that gender discrimination is something I easily … Continue reading

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A Musaga, des prostituées sortent de la rue

Ce projet était un privilège de couvrir…Merci Radio Isanganiro, et Shirley Nadeau, ma rédactrice à Québec, pour m’avoir branché! Médiatrice, 24 ans, se penche au-dessus de sa machine à coudre. Son fils d’un an, arrimé à son dos avec une … Continue reading

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“Woman’s work” in Syria

In the past I haven’t made a habit of sharing writing that is not mine on this blog, but sometimes you come across a piece, like the story of this woman’s time in Syria, that really blows your hair back…NOT … Continue reading

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