One of my goals for the New Year is to post more...
However! As it is not yet 2012 and I am with family until I leave for Curaçao, with very little Internet (the horror!) and I will not be back from the Caribbean until 2012, allow me to just say: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Also: you all rock.
No Veils Allowed at Citizenship Oaths, Kenney Says →
New Canadians will be required to remove veils before swearing the oath of citizenship, Jason Kenney, the minister of citizenship and immigration announced on Monday. Mr. Kenney said he had heard concern from citizenship judges that some Muslim women wearing face-covering garments may not actually be reciting the oath when taking part in the ceremony. “They told me last month that it’s a...
I passed 500 posts a post ago (two now, including this one) and didn’t notice. Aw. I was totally going to. I don’t even know. Do something for my 500th post. Like post a gif. Or just say “yay!”
So I have been busy. My very first paper for my university course was due, and I sorta threw myself into it and suffered from general stress because OH MY GOD WHAT IF I DO IT COMPLETELY WRONG. DO I USE ENDNOTES OR FOOTNOTES? Simultaneously, work exploded for various worky reasons that really sucked because generally I can depend on November to December being my ‘catch up for the rest of...
It is December 6th, and I remember. I was 13 years old when Marc Lépine opened...– Anna, Je me souviens on the École Polytechnique massacre. Read the entire entry; I had a really hard time picking one piece to quote here. (via slothbrothel) There really aren’t words for this piece, it’s incredibly moving. (via stfusexists)
Saudis fear there will be ‘no more virgins’ and... →
Repealing a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia would result in ‘no more virgins’, the country’s religious council has warned. A ‘scientific’ report claims relaxing the ban would also see more Saudis - both men and women - turn to homosexuality and pornography. The startling conclusions were drawn by Muslim scholars at the Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council,...