Pokémon Go and Reality

I am currently in the land of the Free. We've flown 14 hours to have a holiday in Washington DC and New York City with the family. It is amazing... I've never been in this part of the US before and it is everything popular media promised us it would be. Washington DC has amazing … Continue reading Pokémon Go and Reality

#IStandWithAhmed and *that* clock

Certain parts of the internet has been buzzing today because someone called ProudGamer8 tweeted at Richard Dawkins about Ahmed Mohamed and Dawkins is resolutely standing his ground. In case you've missed it all, Ahmed is a 14 year old kid who was arrested for possessing what looked like dodgy electronics. He took it to school, … Continue reading #IStandWithAhmed and *that* clock

Bubbling racism…

Listened to the Wonder Rose Rice commercial for the umpteenth time today. For those of you that don't know (and really, why should you) it's a new brand of rice for sale in NZ. Apparently it comes with quite an aggressive marketing strategy, I've hardly heard ads for any other rice brands! Also it's available … Continue reading Bubbling racism…

Face… Meet palm

I read one of those typically funny posts on the internet today... you know, one of those funny lists of a whole bunch of strangers saying really stupid things (the link is below to the particular one I read, if you are interested, do it, it is quite entertaining) and I thought to myself, well, … Continue reading Face… Meet palm

Race or Religion? Is there a difference?

Having worked till the wee hours of the night on my literature review (which will hopefully, fingers crossed, form part of my Masters next year) I thought I'd reformat a teensy bit and post as a blog post... so enjoy... PS: Yes, this is academic writing, so it has proper referencing... refer to Bibliography at … Continue reading Race or Religion? Is there a difference?