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Joan Baez (1968) Jane Fonda (1972) IDF Groupies (2014)

Sex has always been a part of war and imperialism. Some women get it. Some women don’t. Which side are you on?

Young Jane Fonda in the 1960s was marketed as a vapid sex symbol. 235 more words

Personal Diary

Am I Too Mannered for Nairobi?

Am at loss on what to make of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, especially in terms of its inhabitants and their mannerisms. I assume the eagle eye here, seeing that I wouldn’t label myself a permanent resident of the city. 332 more words


Secrets are weakness

Some things happened this week that kind of move around secrets. And they made me realize that secrets, especially the dark ones, can be one’s great weakness. 226 more words


Miserable times for a miserable student

The month began in a good way: with a family trip in Rome, at the end of which we had to say goodbye to Andrea, who had her plane back home on the 6th. 425 more words


20 Weeks

I am just a few days over 20 weeks pregnant. I had a panic attack at work because something felt wrong and I couldn’t figure out what it was. 169 more words


As I Grew Older: The Love Stories of my Life

  Am not old. Let’s get that straightened out first. When I was five years old, life was almost perfect; except that my father had never come home. 916 more words


Joining Words In The Countryside

The cold season is back with its children riding on its dreadful shoulders. The green cover of moss and shy tendrils that twirl in the shade of eucalyptus and fig trees, ignites the subconscious hope to a famished dream. 408 more words