International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time on 19 March, 1911 after an all-women conference with 100 representatives from 17 countries convened in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its idea was to promote equal rights for women, such as suffrage. IWD's roots were in the Socialist Party of America, and it was mostly celebrated in communist … Continue reading The Joke of Women’s Rights
On a scale from 1-7, how religious are you? Yet another example of how I try to both use this blog as a tool for procrastination, a way to apply concepts I am (supposed to be) learning in my Master's course, and a way to vent my brain. How much do politics influence your life? 1 … Continue reading Ordinal Experience
Selected photos of my weekend trip to Gothenburg, 8-10 November.
I promise I'm not just drinking and being irresponsible in airports. Outside of the Erasmus Mundus Journalism program, there is a lot going on. There is a running joke in the group about the chia pet-like growth of Facebook groups about everything from football to cooking to photojournalism; at a meeting I had earlier this … Continue reading Extra-Mundus Activities
What does it mean to be a Mundusian? With a purpose largely centered around getting my head straight for this exam essay topic set yesterday and due over the weekend, here is another prolix post on some recent observations around the Mundus programme. I tend to over-think and over-analyse everything. Actually everything. I go into … Continue reading Stereotypes and Cultural Relativism: Nothing is Definitive
An insight into my ink. I've been trying to figure out how to make sure I publish on here regularly without writing useless filler articles that read like my high school diary, and while scratching my head, I thought of it: tattoos. Well, more like I saw it than thought of it, as my second tattoo is on … Continue reading Tattoos and Meaning