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Like I said…

In my post of May 15th I commented about the issue of the scrutiny and criticism that many female politicians get over their appearances. At the time I said: Personally, I think considering that is now established that women are outstripping men professionally, academically and financially, we can finally finish with this foolishness of trying […]

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Culture Musings Society Travel

The small graces of small islands

Living in a small island can be a study in contradictions for islandistas. Admittedly there are times it is frustrating for us with our with more worldly tastes – personally I wish there was more theatre, more art, more restaurants, more options for partying, more career options. Not that we’re not getting there – there are more options for […]

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feminism Musings

Interesting thoughts on feminism and femininity

I came across this in the UK Guardian a little while ago, in a Q&A with Nancy Dell’Olio (most famous for being the girlfriend of former England football coach and current but-soon-to-be-sacked Manchester City coach Sven Goran Eriksson). This one comment jumped out at me: ” Are you a feminist? I am new feminist. New […]

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In praise of the praise songs of West Indian men

Who says Caribbean men don’t show their emotions? Just today in town, I got two passionate declarations of love – in an hour and a half! And none of them were from my man! The first a fervent “Ras…I love that size” as I entered a boutique. The second a more straightforward “Empress, I love […]

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An attractive female politician – the horror!

Just what is people’s problem anyhow? Why is it that whenever a female politician shows any hint of femininity it is jumped upon and savaged? Meanwhile, no-one gives a shit about what male politicians look like. Wandering through the net this morning, I unfortunately ended up on the site of the British tabloid, the Daily […]

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No kiddies allowed

I noticed an interesting concept in a party I’m thinking of attending this weekend. On the Facebook flyer, it explicitly states ’21 and up, id required’. I think this is great! Frankly, I am getting TIRED of seeing the kiddies out at every damn place I party. Call me old and miserable – cos I damn well am!  When I […]

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Summer trend: tams

Or beanies. Or knitted caps. Whatever. It’s one fashion trend for the summer that I can definitely get behind and support … and it is not often I can say that in these 80s-regurgitating, skinny-jean wearing, leg-warmer sporting lord-save-us, last days of fashion. I started noticing it a few weeks ago at various parties -several […]

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Musings Relationships & Family Travel

Broodiness vs. wanderlust

I’m ready. I’m not ready yet. Damn it, sometimes it sucks to have the world as your oyster. Let me explain what I mean. I’m in my 20s and if I lived in a big city instead of a Caribbean island, I’d be pretty much what you would call a yuppie or buppie (young urban profession […]