October 17, 2014

What Is Women’s Studies? by Andy Dwyer

What Is Women’s Studies? by Andy Dwyer

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October 15, 2014

Rise in Mental Health Patients in Brunei

songketalliance:

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by Teah Abdullah

In September, the Health Minister of Brunei made a speech about the increasing number of psychiatric patients RIPAS has been receiving since 2013. 

The Health Minister indicated that the statistics is “worrying”.

I am a part of that “worrying” increase.

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October 12, 2014

Tim Key is very handsome live

he’s funny and all but we all know that already. he’s so so handsome.

October 10, 2014
October 9, 2014

After maybe 3 years of close clashing dates of where he is and where I’ll be, I am finally seeing Tim Key. I’m pretty fucking calm about it.

October 8, 2014

dangerouspoetry:

The legendary children of Paris Is Burning, (1990).

Gone, but not forgotten.
October 5, 2014
rolluptheclouds:

but ok, with headscarves, it’s either ‘age’ or a general unwillingness to keep up with fashion. here i am, ticking the boxes for both.
i wouldn’t say i’m preoccupied with my age, but… i’ve started referring to people in their early 20s as “orang muda” (young people). i’m really not that much older than them, but yeah.
like on my flight home last month, all the flight attendants seemed so young, like wtf.

Headscarf C is teh best, zebs.

rolluptheclouds:

but ok, with headscarves, it’s either ‘age’ or a general unwillingness to keep up with fashion. here i am, ticking the boxes for both.

i wouldn’t say i’m preoccupied with my age, but… i’ve started referring to people in their early 20s as “orang muda” (young people). i’m really not that much older than them, but yeah.

like on my flight home last month, all the flight attendants seemed so young, like wtf.

Headscarf C is teh best, zebs.

October 2, 2014

I Am in Grad School Now

I currently have that feeling where I am extremely excited by my school that I need to tell it to people. Problem here is that I don’t know who I’m telling it to. So, you’re the general “people” I’m talking about.

Hello, “person”!

My MA is in Anthropology of Development and Rights. Thus far, I’ve managed to go through class without being quiet. I’ve formed relations with colleagues and superiors, asked my course coordinator if the Masters students have an office (we do not; unlike Singapore where they do), and made friends here and there.

Before I arrived in London, I spent a lot of time hesitating whether this is the right thing to do, the correct course to delve into the next year, or the right school. I’ve been here for 2 weeks, and I can say yes to all of those. I enjoy the company of my peers, know that I can form a good relationship with my advisors, and am living in a good accommodation that does not burn a hole in my wallet in retrospect.

The great thing about being a Chevening scholar (I’m funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices of the UK government; thanks, FCO!) is having friends at your disposal. That’s not to say I’ve gotten along well with everybody. I’ve met people I know the relationship will have difficulty in prospering, but I’ve also met people I can comfortably joke around with. I’ve met people who doesn’t listen to what I say and talk over me, but I’ve also met people who respects me enough to listen and be patient with me. But overall, I’ve met a great bunch of people—each and every one of them. And I’ve met good people in my course too.

What I fear most out of the next year is how fast time will fly. I haven’t made any travel plans despite the intention of travelling somewhere (without and outside UK) once a month. I have made connections with people who would happily do that with me, which is awesome.

The difficulty I think I’ll have is adapting to the study system. I don’t want to fall back in my Singaporean ways where all I did was study. I think I let that shadow over me every time I start opening a book—I’ll start questioning that do I have a life here? Will academia take over my life? (It will; it has, but it has been in a good way) or will I allow myself to have a bit of fun? I haven’t even considered going to a comedy show despite in the past going to comedy shows every night while I’m in London. I guess the good thing here is that I can take things a bit more slowly compared to when I travelled to London in the past. That’s always good.

As per tradition of learning and being under academia, I will start writing what I’m learning and see how it compares to the region of my love (Southeast Asia, duh). 

September 29, 2014
notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

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September 25, 2014

this is social anxiety summed up in two gifs

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