Archive for November, 2012

3rd Circle, Amman, Jordan. Credit: Marco Nae, CC license

Epilepsy, Lost in Translation [part 2]

In the U.S., I have to go on a message-board to find others that understand my issues, whereas in Jordan I found someone I could converse openly and in detail with about my difficulty.

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Credit: Julie Falk, CC license.

Epilepsy, Lost in Translation [part 1]

When I applied to an undergraduate study abroad program in Jordan, I never anticipated how it would change my perception of myself as someone with epilepsy, or that it would be an experience of how ethnicity, disability, and prejudice can connect.

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Election Day

Election Day

I’m about to head out to my local polling place to vote. There’ve been a lot of discussions this election cycle about choosing between the lesser of two evils and whether or not it makes a difference (spoiler: I think it does).

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Do men want to be “treated like men?”

Do men want to be “treated like men?”

A few more thoughts on Don Miller’s post about whether women want to be treated equally or like men. Firstly, about what inspired the post…

by × November 3, 2012 × 8 comments
Dinesh D’souza: The reGIFing

Dinesh D’souza: The reGIFing

So, Dinesh D’Souza. I find that I’m still at a loss for words that adequately capture the epic, absurd surreality of the scandal that’s still unfolding around him (the latest: he’s being sued!). You know what that means: more GIFS.

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People are not check boxes

People are not check boxes

So, Don Miller wrote a thing about gender difference and gender equality. Like previous things he’s written about gender, it’s pretty wrongheaded.

by × November 1, 2012 × 4 comments