Monthly Archives: September 2014

Decolonising your Heritage

Originally posted on MostlyUhuru:
Context for my international readers: today South Africa celebrates Heritage Day Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiongo once told of a gruelling tale on language in post-independent Kenyan primary schools. In his Decolonising the Mind he writes…

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On Facebook’s “real name” issue & online spaces

So the story dominating my Facebook newsfeed the past days is concerning Facebook’s move to delete performers and Drag Queen’s profiles because they violate the terms of service; specifically, the profiles are not registered under their legal name. Of course … Continue reading

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Why I am not excited about Emma Watson’s speech at the UN

I really am not, far from actually; to be honest I am quite the opposite, I’m really don’t like it. On my newsfeed on Facebook kinda exploded with lots of praise for this British actress who stands up for feminism … Continue reading

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Don’t single out (homo)sexuality in response to Israel blackmail revelations, Palestinians say

This is a must read for whoever has been commenting or thinking about recent articles concerning Israel’s blackmailing of Palistinians; which, yes, includes issues of sexuality. I find that it is often tempting to detach issues of sexuality from other … Continue reading

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Speak like a scurvy pirate today!

Ahoy mateys! This day be international speak like a pirate day! T’ official holiday o’ t’ church o’ t’ flyin’ spaghetti monster it be (but ye can celebrate it even if ye believe in somethin’ else up thar); so for … Continue reading

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The world upside down… kinda sorta

My new¬†South-up world¬†map at my desk at home… I used to hang regular maps upside down, but just got irritated by the upside down writing. OTDmaps makes these maps, and I love them; why should North be up? There is … Continue reading

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Untitled reflections (CW: rape)

Writing this was strange, and a bit hard; part of me is surprised by that, I’ve seen my fair bit of violence, and get faced with it through work as well on a regular basis. Someone who is very close … Continue reading

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