Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Australian Multiculturalism

A lot of bullshit gets spouted about multiculturalism, mainly by people who like their ‘other cultures’ somewhere nice and distant which they can visit on holiday. Here’s an entertaining take … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · 1 Comment

Having my cynicism defied

It’s easy to be cynical about claims that travel encourages tolerance and breaks down prejudice. It’s particularly easy in Palestine to be dubious about the idea that ‘sustainable tourism’ can … Continue reading

February 13, 2011 · 2 Comments

Being Childfree in Australian politics

A couple of weeks ago some woman from America got all whingey with me on Twitter for using the word ‘childfree’. Apparently it’s not nice to use the word childfree, … Continue reading

February 8, 2011 · 4 Comments

New article: New ban creates uncertainty for Palestinians working in Israeli Settlements

The WIP, 4th February 2011 The past few weeks have brought confusion and uncertainty for many of the estimated 40-50,000 West Bank Palestinians who work in illegal Israeli settlements. Are … Continue reading

February 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Hoff sez No To Nano!

Actually, I have no idea what the Baywatch Bouffant’s beliefs are on nanotechnology and its environmental impacts, but I did like this postcard picked up by Husband on a chips … Continue reading

February 2, 2011 · Leave a comment
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