Tools of violence

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Dating sites and religion: A quick night-time thought

Faith-based dating sites, how is gender performed and configured on these sites? Like do women of faith behave a certain way? or men of faith? How are communications and negotiations of faith or any sort of spirituality discussed? Is it even? Frankly?How is religion a central tenet, to what extent is it? Are interfaith dialogues [...]

#NaBloPoMo #9: MA Thesis Idea #1

I thought I would share the more academic way, in an attempt to get these thoughts that occur to me. Thoughts surrounding the world we live in from a cultural and sociological viewpoint. I also hope that by doing this I add extra fuel to the fires within me. Fires which at times seem to [...]

#NaBloPoMo #7: Masculinity

For making Saag Paranthas when mum got sectioned, For letting my small legs dance and showering us with affection, For the long walks to get us out of the house, For helping us all get rid of that pesky mouse, For doing the world of a couple alone, For keeping everything light and together at [...]

MA Gender Studies: – Week Six

Today I attended:  Class: Theorising Gender; Theme: Poststructuralism, Deconstruction and Feminism | Karen Throsby Encounters between feminism and poststructuralism have been intense and fruitful, but hotly contested. Many feminist scholars have argued that poststructuralist and deconstructionist approaches offer feminist theorising productive tools for the exploration of key issues in relation to power and knowledge, and [...]

Post Patricia Hills Collins’ Rough notes.

So I missed a couple day's posts, which I am kicking myself over. But I guess that's what happens when life gets in the way of passion, and learning that gets marked and becomes valued takes over invisible past-times like this that increasingly seen as having no value (again). Hopefully tomorrow, or soon, I will [...]

Default Man – Default Me?

So I've been debating since midnight whether or not to post this. I mean I'm trying to be disciplined and post something up everyday. If only to prove to myself that I can. But, at the same time I know I'm going to have to run a longer, further, probably even several articles to explain [...]