Infidel

I’ve spent the last couple of days devouring Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel. It’s been a long time since I devoured a book with this kind of desperate hunger, and I think my compulsion to lock myself in my room in order to finish the book surprised even me. Hirsi Ali is the Somalian-born former Muslim …

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Interest

The company I work for leases the top ten or twelve floors of a big high rise downtown, and my co-receptionist, Nell, and I receive all of the FedEx, DHL, UPS and messenger deliveries for all ten floors on our floor. We serve as the public reception desk – there’s another one on the Executive …

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Fantasy Women

I’m not particularly fond of writing about beautiful women. Let me explain. I went to a panel on Sunday about images of women in fantasy art, and the panelists pointed out the current trend on fantasy covers of of portraying women as strong and muscular, though still half-clothed and with breasts as big as their …

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Fit, Fat, Feminism, and Carnivale

Season One of Carnivale — SPOILERS ::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::: :::::::::: ::::::: Watched the episode of Carnivale the other night where Dora Mae, one of the dancers/part-time prostitutes is raped and killed in the mining town of Babylon (a violence done off screen, thankfully – I’ve been wacky with violence-against-women on screen since South Africa; it tends …

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