Our Feminist Wedding

It wasn’t until I read this article by the creator of the Everyday Sexism project about her own feminist wedding that I realised that what my partner and I have planned for our own wedding also has a uniquely feminist bent. Our relationship, engagement, wedding, and ultimately our marriage have seen us both on equal […]

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Every planet in our solar system could fit between Earth and the Moon

A lot of people online seem to be taking issue with this picture based on what they call “common sense” or the fact that “it just doesn’t feel right.” If you break it down though, the maths checks out. Let’s start with the distance of the moon from Earth. This varies greatly. The average distance […]

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Learning High School Maths and Science as an Adult

  It’s never easy having the realisation that you’re never going to be able to advance as far as you want to in your career or be as satisfied with your life unless you rewind the clock and pick up some pieces that you may have let fall by the way side. Maybe you’re like […]

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Visual Thought #51

  “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor […]

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Identifying Online Money-Making Scams

This post won’t help identifying all scams but it should help re-calibrate your is-this-a-scam-dar. A few months ago a close family member asked if a certain site was legitimate, which reminded me that people do fall for these scams and are unable to read the telltale signs of a scam offer. The example I’ll be […]


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Sexism in Language

“Girls, stop your bickering.” I cringed hearing these words come from the mouth of the eminent Dr. Watson, a character in the Sherlock series I liked practically on sight, directed at Sherlock Holmes and another male character who were having a mild disagreement. Hearing the writers include this unnecessary, un-witty jibe served as a reminder […]

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Cosmos: A Very Biased Review

  The popular thirteen-part miniseries narrated by Carl Sagan in the 1980s is currently getting a makeover courtesy of astrophysicist celeb Neil deGrasse Tyson. A lot has happened in the field of astronomy since the 80s, so this revamp was much needed and there is no shortage of new material to work with. As I […]

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Visual Thought #50

“There is not love of life without despair about life.” ~ Albert Camus, The Stranger

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Anti-Rape Wear

The Telegraph recently tweeted this article that slates the concept of anti-rape pants. The article seems deliberately to miss the explicit intention behind the AR (anti-rape) wear. Before the body of the article even starts the sub-heading states, Anti-rape pants. Three words you didn’t expect to see together. And amazingly enough, this isn’t even a joke. This attempts […]

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The Untrustworthy & Unethical Reporting of IOL News

Earlier today (Sunday 2013/04/07) IOL News posted an article claiming former South African president Thabo Mbeki drove without a vehicle licence in the 1940s. Needless to say this kicked up quite a fuss in the comments section once everyone started realising he was only born in 1942. The dates in the article made no sense. […]

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