Feminist is not a dirty word
This article by Monica Dux was in The Age and I think it is a really good piece of feminism today – what it is and how it is perceived.
Proofs of God
As we have been studying Ontological and Teleological proofs of God in my Theological Foundations class, I found this particularly amusing.
Should women be leaders?
This piece from God’s Politics is a really good one on the concept of women not leading in the church and how they plays out into the secular sphere.
Doctor Knows All
This article is about a couple who stood up to their doctor about their child-raising. I think it is a very good article about the messages society and health professionals send women and families about children. But it applies to everybody, women and men, those with and without children, because like she says “[t]he doctor may know babies better than we do, but we know our baby.” This applies to everybody’s body. If we are in tune with out bodies, treating them well and listening to them, the doctor can give us good advice, but we can also know if what they are telling us rings true or not.
This is true of physical and mental health. I know of more than one woman who has been told that there is nothing wrong with her when in actual fact she was suffering from depression and KNEW that there was something wrong. Listen to what your body tells you and seek a second (or tenth) opinion if the doctors are not helping!
Via boingboing, this is a great recipe for making acorn flour. Now to find some acorns…
The Biggest Human Rights Problem
I haven’t read it right through but what is being argued here (I love the passive voice) is that poverty is the root of most all problems. Problems such as the sex trade (of women and children), terrorism, lack of education etc.
Flying Without a Wallet
I think that this is really interesting, there either needs to be good, effective security, or none, not a pseudo-security that protects no one.
Midnight Train to Georgia
This is one of the more interesting things I have read on the Russia-Georgia conflict. Without being definitive on who started it he asks the question “Do we really want to get involved in a hot war with Russia? Really?”
Praying for Health
This is really interesting idea, just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I can’t believe in this. I would also be interested to see the linguistic version as well. And does the spread of major religions make a difference? Is that why we get offshoots of major religions? Interesting.
The Man Who Was Thursday
I just discovered Wikisource yesterday, already I am in love.
I would love to see this implemented. Whenever I see peak traffic I think that all these people are driving from the city to the suburbs, why can’t we co-ordinate? Especially when you drive a particular route at the same time every day and see the same cars.
Democrats and Abortion
It would be nice if they could actually put into practise some of what they are talking about. (as if)
Via Marginal Revolution, some good tips for going on holidays, I think I would endorse them all. The ‘start packing in advance’ was especially helpful to me when I moved to the US. Weeks in advance I had boxes in my room labelled ‘Australia’, ‘US’ and ‘op-shop’ and I would just throw things into one or another whenever I felt like it and as the op-shop boxes filled I could make (my boyfriend make) trips to dump them or take the ‘australia’ boxes to my parents or grandparents house which de-cluttered my house, making it much easier to pack everything else.
The Story of Stuff
I didn’t think I have linked this before, and it is great. It is about how the manufacturing and distribution system works.
The title says it all. Does anyone live in Denmark and can pick one up for me? I may start riding a bike. 🙂