Category Archives: women’s issues; torture of women

ARE THE DUTCH BECOMING COLOUR SENSITIVE?


ARE THE DUTCH BECOMING MORE COLOUR SENSITIVE? This is a post about the international links of the Netherlands and its jerk towards the right of the political spectrum, with uncharacteristic, overt racism expressed freely in the national discourse. WHOSE COUNTRY … Continue reading

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Book Reviews


Book Review Please, rate this essay with stars above. In the book publishing world book reviews seem to have taken an inordinate position in the self-publishers’ arsenal of market strategies. How else is anyone going to decide to buy this … Continue reading

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IS ABSTINENCE OVERRATED?


During the last 40 days, the Christian world was preoccupied with abstinence, as that is what gives meaning to the observance of lent: the practice of abstaining from indulgence (fasting), doing penance for past mistakes, and praying for improvement while … Continue reading

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Five Theses for the New Pope


REUTERS/Alessandra Tarantino/Pool Photo Credit With spoiler alert for the U-Tube video at the end…a clip from Frederico Fellini’s Roma, the movie. FIVE THESES FOR THE NEW POPE TO SAVE THE CHURCH A bit of history In the 16th century a … Continue reading

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IN QUEBEC WOMEN MUST MARRY TO GET EVEN


IN QUEBEC WOMEN MUST MARRY TO GET EVEN The highest court in Canada, the Supreme Court, has determined that the provincial civil laws in Quebec can make a difference between married and common-law relationships, the big differences the right to … Continue reading

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It Takes A Community: The Conumdrum of Social Work


The conundrum of a social worker This is a post about the profession of social work. I would like to share some of the characteristics of this work with you, as it often seems to me that the public is … Continue reading

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THE VAGINA IS BACK!


  The Vagina is back!     Now that porn has come to the world and gone mainstream, with its prevalent depiction of the vagina in its video scenes as a central ‘character’ (oh, yeah, and the naked women connected … Continue reading

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TEEN SUICIDE


WHY ARE KIDS BULLYING OTHER KIDS AND WHAT CAN SCHOOLS DO? Today the sad news of another teen who saw no other way out than to end her life reached the media. Often a search as to the cause and … Continue reading

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San Francisco as you might not have seen it before


In 2011 I made a trip to see my friend, who was visiting her husband in San Francisco. This couple has an ingenious and original kind of marriage: they both live in separate cities, no, countries, but manage to get together frequently enough to … Continue reading

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Temples of Bali 2 and Prambanan on Java


The temple at Tana Lot on Bali by low tide and sundown, a special time. The grotto is only accessible at low tide and a ceremony is being held with prayer, offerings and a seal of the priest with a … Continue reading

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