Category Archives: Asides

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Amy and I look back at five years of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, at the BBAW site: A BBAW Retrospective.

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I miss blogging (regularly). I’m trying to figure out ways I can still (again?) review books. Right now, my thoughts are focused on making the process shorter, faster. Hopefully my experiments in this vein work! Any suggestions? The post preceding … Continue reading

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As of last night, I’ve finished two books so far in July. Normally this wouldn’t mean much, but given that I read one book per month for the previous three months, I found it worth noting. Also, since it’s only … Continue reading

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The legal ban in Bangladesh on the marriage of girls below 18 years of age has rarely been enforced. About 51 percent are married by the age of 18. According to estimates by groups campaigning against the practice, under-age nuptials … Continue reading

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Millions of widows in sub-Saharan Africa are robbed, beaten, raped and evicted from their homes — often by their own in-laws — because women are considered unworthy of equal property rights. Unlawful treatment is even more common when a husband … Continue reading

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Approximately 500,000 women are annually trafficked into Western Europe. page 175, True Grit: Women Taking On the World, for God’s Sake by Deborah Meroff Wondering what this is all about? Read my post explaining why and how I’m commemorating Lent … Continue reading

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“But none of that matters. In fact, nothing matters but faith expressing itself through love, utter reliance expressing itself as a wholehearted committal of one’s entire being to a particular project, a particular person, a particular God. We are to … Continue reading

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Displaced and marginalized women are at particularly high risk of exploitation and domestic abuse. However, in many refugee communities around the world, violence to women often goes ignored by civil authorities. The inaction is justified as ‘respecting cultural differences.’ As … Continue reading