…No wonder so many people are caught in miserable and destructive affairs of the heart: it’s taken for granted that it must be better than lying on the sofa with a film or a good book and a nice sparkling Rheinhessen. People are idiots. – Squa Indeed.
Please read this powerful account on a late-term abortion from a guest-blogger at bastad.logic. Also, check out my review of Rana Husseini’s Murder in the Name of Honour on Feministe. OK, since all of that was really intense, here’s something to bring a semblance of balance to the Force: (It gets funnier and funnier asContinue reading “Late-Term Abortion, Honour Crime…”
I read this recent piece by Elizabeth Wurtzel with a mixture of recognition, sympathy, fear and frustration. Wurtzel is constantly derided as a pointless narcissist, but she has a lot of texture. Yeah, she’s absorbed in herself, but she submerges beautifully. She gives us something to marvel at in the process. There’s a nakedness toContinue reading “Dear Elizabeth Wurtzel – you’re OK, really”
This discussion about madness & the Icarus Project on Feministe ended up getting shut down because people ended up talking past each other and there was a lot of anger and feelings ended up hurt. With all due respect – as I said over there before the comments were closed – how the hell doContinue reading “Mad is as mad does”
If you know me well enough, you probably realize that I am as likely to go off on a tirade about one of the Gulf states as anyone. However, even if I leave my professional role aside for a moment, I still must say that this parody on Johann Hari is priceless. Notice that theContinue reading “Parody of Johann Hari’s piece on Dubai”