Eureka Street: The nun and the burqa, by Bronwyn Lay
I wonder how a fully garbed nun, living a reclusive life of prayer and consenting to the authority of a male Pope/Bishop, would fare. I doubt the nun would be refused citizenship.
So I wonder if this decision epitomises French fear of Islamic religious practises, rather than an issue of equality of the sexes. As with the nun’s garb, beneath the burqa, plastic surgery and my own ‘men’s clothes’ are flesh and blood women who, regardless of their feminist position, religious practises and cultural choices, are entitled to equal access to the law and its resultant protection.
It’s all too easy to create a victim and then pick on her clothes.
Check out these handmade leather journals, recycled from old handbags, at Barenest.
Yahoo! News: China: 6 babies may have died from tainted milk
China’s Health Ministry said six babies may have died after consuming tainted milk powder, up from a previous official toll of three, and announced a six-fold increase in its tally of infants sickened in the scandal — to nearly 300,000.
Jessica at Feministing talks about upcoming anti-hookup-culture film “The Spitting Game”.
What immediately struck me about this clip, however, is that the film shouldn’t be about hooking up – but about booze. Perhaps the real problem on college campuses isn’t that kids are having sex, but that they’re having it drunk.
Rachel Hills at Musings of an Inappropriate Woman adds a statistic from the Online College Social Life Survey:
The average American college student has seven hook-ups in their four years at university. Of these, less than 50 percent will involve intercourse. That’s less than one one-night-stand a year.
And The West’s Leaver’s Diary is done for the year, with this parting shot:
My top tip for guys on future leavers would be to minimise the number of girls that stay in your house. When they get all emotional the shit hits the fan and everyone is dragged into pointless fights, which ruins what should be the fun times. Besides there are plenty of others to find down there anyway.