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300 Ways To Tell The Difference Between Coercion and Consent

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedinAfter having watched 300 twice now in mixed company, I continue to be disturbed, perturbed and supremely irritated by the fact that men still don’t seem to understand the difference between coercion and consent when it comes to sexual intercourse. 300 has a very distressing scene where The Spartan Queen offers herself to a Councilman… Continue reading 300 Ways To Tell The Difference Between Coercion and Consent

Culture · Expatria · Istanbul · Spirituality · Television · Vampires

A Sinister Sunday

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedinSunday’s are no longer a day of quiet leisure and relaxing with my secret pleasures of ‘The OC’ and ‘One Tree Hill.’ In lieu of catching the only work shuttle to the Hurriyet Media Tower where I wile my days away trapped on the top floor like the princess I used to imagine I was,… Continue reading A Sinister Sunday


Monthly Mourning

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedinThe Lakota believe that when a woman is on her period it is her time of monthly mourning. That her body knows the potential for a new life will be lost and on a very deep and primal level, she mourns that loss. This is their explanation for menstrual mood swings and all of the… Continue reading Monthly Mourning

Expatria · Istanbul · Politics · Women

too many things, too many things

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedinwe had some firsts since i last wrote…our first hailstorm, our first visits from the Stray Cats on the balcony calling me for food, and our first bomb blasts in istanbul. the bomb blasts were on sunday night and apparently went off just before we got in our dolmos to get home…i was pretty freaked… Continue reading too many things, too many things