Categories
Perspectives

Expat Ramblings: The Trouble with Immigrants

It’s been a busy week in the immigration debate that has been steadily gaining momentum in the UK over the last months. What started as a timidly-voiced fear of a Romanian and Bulgarian influx last year has now turned into the next big thing in electioneering. Everybody’s got something to say about immigrants, and most […]

Categories
Bodies

Convincing People To Embrace HAES and Be Body Positive

The summer before my senior year of high school, I attended a constitutional law / rhetoric program (a/k/a “awesome nerd camp”) at Yale University. In the sweltering heat of a New Haven July, I learned how to employ logos, pathos and bathos and wield them like mighty swords.

Categories
Perspectives

“Lighten Up” and other Dismissals People Use

Ok, I admit it. I’m the type of woman who gets in a lot of debates (read: arguments) on Facebook and other Internet forums, IRL and basically everywhere, about topics I feel strongly about. Pick your poison: politics, religion, women’s issues, health care, financial topics, weight issues, child care and parenting, vegetarianism, immigration, the local […]