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Last Saturday it rained heavily but no one really noticed at first - it rains up here that’s normal. The station closed but that is not unusual either. We put our waterproof layers on, did battle with our umbrellas and carried on. Rumours began that the bus station was flooded but for those of u... read more
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The latest feminist to come out is Malala Yousafzai in a compelling and sweet interview with Emma Watson at the INTO film festival [1]. How you relate to the word ‘feminist’ depends on who you are and what circles you mix in. For some it is an explosive concept - a word which conveys radicalis... read more
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"These kinds of ridiculous standards are the reason that I am not Christian anymore!" " I read out stuff from this book and couldn't believe people still thought like this so I read it aloud to my flatmates and we rolled about laughing" The above statements are from two c... read more
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There are things christian women are not supposed to voice in their church families which by and large they don't because of their desire to be godly and submissive to their leadership. There are things that christian women don’t think to question because they accept them as normal. But some wom... read more
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I hit 50 this summer - not at all depressing despite the plethora of sentiments in those age related birthday cards. It may be because 50 is the new 40 or that I am the youngest of four so all my older brothers (and my husband) reached this milestone before me so it doesn't feel a big deal. My ... read more
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Christians are sometimes accused of holding to the ‘if it’s hurting/difficult/unpleasant then it must be good for you’ philosophy of life in contrast to the attitude that ‘if it’s fun/makes me happy (and hurts no one else) then it is morally OK’. The reality is neither view really sums up the to... read more
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