WARNING Trigger Warning for mention of child pornography So this article appeared on the Herald today, with the unfortunately horrifically bad headline "Judges living on planet 'dumb arse'" (note, this is a bad headline because it makes fun of the should-be hallowed institution of our judiciary, and thus will turn off any serious readers instantly) … Continue reading From the ARGH Case Files
Sunday morning musings
I just recklessly retweeted this Jezebel article just now. It was tweeted by an awesome account that I follow called @STEMWomen. Then I thought about it. On the surface, this is a win, a victory for women and girls, and maybe service providers in that area will think again when they try to offer a … Continue reading Sunday morning musings
This week, after a hectic and crazy 9 months, the new amnesty.nz website launched! There have been blood, tears and sweat, and it has all been worth it. The main project manager is currently travelling through an area of the world that doesn't like human rights, so I'll wait till she lands somewhere safer before … Continue reading BLAST OFF!
Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud takes in 750 refugees a year. This measly number means that we are 87th in the world in per capita rankings. We haven't changed this number in 30 years. When Amnesty International (and loads of other organisations) started calling on the New Zealand government to do its bit … Continue reading #RaiseTheQuota
The Bamboo Ceiling
So this link came across one of my newsfeeds today. Yea, it's an American context, about American-Asian kids going to American colleges. However, it's not the first we've heard of such a thing, here in Aotearoa anyway. There was this gem from 2010 in our very own Herald. Why does this bother me? Well i'm a … Continue reading The Bamboo Ceiling
It’s been a while!
So I've been super slack in the whole blogging thing. I guess i've not had enough to really make me ranty in a while... hehe, no that's a lie, just haven't had the TIME to be /longread/ ranty in a while! What have you lovely readers been up to? I thought i'd blog about my … Continue reading It’s been a while!
[EDIT: I wasn't gonna do this, but it's been a day now, THIS is what I am CURRENTLY proud to identify as] An incident happened today and it is one of those things that has compounded in my head from previous similar things and has now exploded into this post you are about to read. … Continue reading Identity
Girl Geek Dinner becomes RefactorNZ & musings about coding
Yes, this is completely shocking, i've not blogged yet this year, and it is nearly the END of February! I guess I've contained the rant so far! I've just come back from yet another awesome Girl Geek Dinner, wait scratch that, it is now Refactor NZ! And it is as awesome as it ever was! … Continue reading Girl Geek Dinner becomes RefactorNZ & musings about coding
Research and Life
It's a bit of a lazy start to the new year. I'm in year two of the Taught masters, so no more papers, just the research dissertation to go. I've gotten a bit of Ahead start by meeting with my supervisor before the year actually started, but am trying not to let that be an … Continue reading Research and Life
Last blog of 2014
Been a bit of a quiet year on the blogging front for me, so this will be my last one for 2014, with my only resolution to increase the rate of blogginess in 2015! 🙂 We're having a quiet one at home this year, and it feels like the calm before the storm right now. … Continue reading Last blog of 2014