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Young men who rape are not “promising” or “successful” – Young men who rape are rapists.

I live in a country that has recently been the headline of international news because of the horrific and tragic case of a young woman being raped in a bus and losing her life as a result of the injuries … Continue reading

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Kindly do the needful and gift me something nice – My Favorite phrases and words used in India

As anyone who has ever travelled to Asian or African countries where English is spoken as an official language will know, the English language takes many forms outside the western English-speaking world. Words are used differently, new phrases or words … Continue reading

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A death of two cats.

This week has been all about loss – both expected and unexpected. While losing things I have loved, I have also come to realize how much I have in my life to value, to care for, to cry over – … Continue reading

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The Perceived Neutrality of the Internet

I met my now husband almost six years ago. I think I might be a bit too young to use the phrase “back then” without sounding like a total idiot, but given the lack of a better phrase, back then, in … Continue reading

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Look me in the eye next time you decide to grab my ass, you piece of s***

Today, for the first time in a long, long time, I was sexually assaulted. Now, I am a big girl, and I’ve had my share of mishaps when I was younger, and don’t consider myself to get shaken up too … Continue reading

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How much is 99% of 7 Billion?

Occupy Wall Street is easy to brush off as a shooting start – something that shines big and bright for a moment, but fades off as quickly as it appeared. Many probably thought that the protestors in New York City … Continue reading

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Watching the world go blind.

Troy Anthony Davis, a man prosecuted and convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989, is scheduled to be executed by the State of Georgia tonight. As the US Supreme Court denied Davis’ appeal for a last-minute stay of … Continue reading

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From Rememberance to Recovery.

Ten years ago on this day, I was living in a city called Piracicaba, which is located in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. I had at that point been in Brazil for about a month of my year-long … Continue reading

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Master of International Affairs – On every level imaginable.

*Adapted from a speech delivered at the International Student Graduation Reception at the New School on May 19th, 2011 It has been almost two years since I left my home country, Finland, and arrived at the John F. Kennedy airport … Continue reading

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Come Together

Many of you might not know this, but my little country Finland became the 2011 Icehockey World Champion yesterday, after 16 years of waiting for that title. Last time we won was in 1995, against Sweden, the arch nemesis – … Continue reading

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