Blogging about HOMOphones in the English language…

I guess there are two things I have the grateful for: 1) the people I work with and for are intelligent, 2) they are the opposite of homophobic. Another blogger wasn’t so lucky; apparently, in an All-American ridiculous (or riddikulus, ’cause maybe there was a boggart at play here) story a social media specialist was fired because his boss his an idiot. Now normally there … Continue reading Blogging about HOMOphones in the English language…

Whose Feminism Is It Anyway? The Transgender Question…

Having arrived in the Netherlands for a meeting organised by HIVOS, I found myself in a way too familiar position. On the two hour busride from the airport to the place of our meeting, I had a conversation that has plagued me for at least a decade: transgender inclusion in women’s activist spaces. It seems there is no end to this, and as usual we … Continue reading Whose Feminism Is It Anyway? The Transgender Question…

Belgium lifts it’s veil

In my humble opinion, Belgium has shown it’s colors. 136 votes in favour of banning the wearing of burka’s in public spaces, 2 votes abstained and 0 votes opposed it. The ban would concern any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in public spaces, security concerns were the main reason quoted by MPs who voted in favour; however, the debates that have been … Continue reading Belgium lifts it’s veil