I am in the middle of reading the Kite Runner and I’m having a difficult time with it. I love the book, it is well written describing the emotional and psychological struggles of the main character and paints an interesting picture of Afghanistan before and after the wars that all but decimated the country. My difficulty lies not in the portrait of a country in shambles but in the paedophilia that lingers through the book like a bad stench. At the end of chapter 20 I had to put the book down after a description of an orphanage where the children are sold to men for a few dollars and the insinuations about the fate of one of the children in the story. It is so disturbing and I think all the more because it is so well written. I have to wait for a bit until I can read on.
Saf got held up in Toronto – she’s chilling with some friends until a ticket mix-up gets fixed.
A crazy story by Jill over at Feministe … there is still a part of me that is shocked when I see this type of thing occurring but I shouldn’t be. I’d like to staple this to the forehead of some people I know who think feminists are bitching about nothing, and those who think that misogyny is the domain of the poor, the uneducated and the Muslims. To all those complacent, smug individuals who think sexism is dead …read on.