DAY TWELVE: Guest Post by PP – A Stitch in Time Prevents Child Abuse

DAY TWELVE: Guest Post by PP – A Stitch in Time Prevents Child Abuse

Originally from http://no-to-polsambol.blogspot.com/2012/07/stitch-in-time-prevents-child-abuse.html A Stitch in Time Prevents Child Abuse Or so it seems. This morning when I got online, a work mate sent me the link to a fb post that went something like this “Chairman of SLBC, Hudson Samarasinghe’s solution to the rise in child abuse. “It was revealed that the girl in the incident in … Continue reading

DAY TEN: From the News – “Minister Should Not Have Referred To My Looks And Womanhood”, says MP Rosy Senanayake

DAY TEN: From the News – “Minister Should Not Have Referred To My Looks And Womanhood”, says MP Rosy Senanayake

Originally from http://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sexist-remarks-minister-should-not-have-referred-to-my-looks-and-womanhood-rosy/ By Colombo Telegraph - “I consider it as an insult. The minister should not have referred to my looks and womanhood in that manner,” says UNP MP Rosy Senanayake. Rosy Senanayake made these remarks against Transport Minister Kumara Welgama today. Rosy Senanayake Transport Minister Kumara Welgama told Parliament today he had no words to express his feelings towards … Continue reading

DAY TEN: Only Until the Rice is Cooked?: The Domestic Violence Act, Familial Ideology and Cultural Narratives in Sri Lanka by the ICES

DAY TEN: Only Until the Rice is Cooked?: The Domestic Violence Act, Familial Ideology and Cultural Narratives in Sri Lanka by the ICES

Only Until the Rice is Cooked? The Domestic Violence Act, Familial Ideology and Cultural Narratives in Sri Lanka, Working Paper No. 1 by Chulani Kodikara This paper maps contemporary discourses on domestic violence in Sri Lanka, especially in connection with the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 2005 (PDVA). The negotiation of the PDVA was a site … Continue reading

DAY NINE: Guest Post: Sri Lan-cock: A Snag in Solo Female Travel

DAY NINE: Guest Post: Sri Lan-cock: A Snag in Solo Female Travel

Originally from http://bfang.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/sri-lan-cock-a-snag-in-solo-female-travel/ It’s been a week in Sri Lanka, and it is remarkably different from Thailand or anywhere else I’ve been. I’ll have a more general post about that and some brighter details of my travels later on. For now, I’ve been dwelling on some unsavory thoughts and want to get them off my chest. … Continue reading