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Who am I?

Guess who the mystery person is using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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Trump protesters really don’t care how, or when or where

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God knows why National bothers going to Ratana

Bill English went to Ratana today, god knows why National even bothers, all they ever get is a stern ticking off, and Maori barely vote for National anyway.

Bill English may not be going to Waitangi this year but he will lead the Government to Ratana today for the first time as Prime Minister.

And his entry to the first big Maori event in election year will be in the midst of some symbolic political choreography.

English will go on with Tuwharetoa and its paramount chief Sir Tumu te Heuheu.   Read more »

Possessing a vagina is a matter of biology, not a political argument

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The hilarious and blunt Katie Hopkins’ impressions of the Women’s march in Washington are quite simple. What she observed was an excited army of women enjoying each others company but totally lacking a common purpose. Mixed messages and empty slogans mixed with readings from the Koran and created a confused and sometimes nasty atmosphere. Madonna set the tone saying that she felt like blowing up the White House.

Her sign said; ‘I am more than my vagina’. I asked her why she was at the Women’s March on Washington. She said it was because she wanted to show what democracy really meant.

Another white lady held a placard reminding me that ‘white silence = white consent but Black Lives Matter #BLM’. She said she was marching because women own their own bodies.

And a lady, pushing a stroller with two children on board, facing down the secret service, with a sign that made it clear Trump is ‘Not My President’.

Even the speakers sounded confused. As I ate a three piece chicken meal with a side of slaw to recover from hearing the Koran read out in Washington Cathedral, I listened to one manic woman yell at the crowd;

‘We are women. And you are we. And we are you’, gesturing to make her point clear. It wasn’t. But the crowd loved it all the same.

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Guest Post: Why I am not a feminist

Paula R Stern

Paula R Stern Paula R. Stern is the CEO of WritePoint Ltd, a leading technical writing company in Israel. She is also a popular blogger with her work appearing on her own sites, A Soldier’s Mother and PaulaSays, as well as IsraellyCool and a number of other Jewish and Israeli sites. You can read Paula’s blog here

 


When I was 20 years old, I took a course at Columbia University for the easy A I expected (and got). It was called “Women and Religion” and was presented by a Jewish woman who declared on the very first day that she was a “witch.” It was attended by many different young women, though I only remember one.

Her mother was Catholic; her father was Jewish. By Catholic rule, she was a Jew; by Jewish rule, she was not Jewish (I won’t say we rule that she is a Catholic – we simply say that according to Jewish law, which is matriarchal, she was not a Jew).

Her response to this was that she hated both religions; all religions. The class had little to do with “Women AND religion” and everything to do with “Women AGAINST religion.” I thought about dropping the course but I really needed that filler course and so I decided to continue and take it as a philosophical experiment. I never argued back in anger because I really felt more pity than anything else.

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