Tag: feminism

  • Michael in Russia (and breaking contracts)

    Michael in Russia (and breaking contracts)

    Just a quick one (well, from a ‘writing’ point of view anyway!).  I did a video with Michael, who I work with, before class today.  He’s been here a lot longer than Les or I, so has a few different perspectives (though doesn’t seem any less jaded!).  I’ve also included a video from the one […]

  • The “F” Word

    The “F” Word

    I am about to show you, in less than 200 words, how completely inappropriate for me this country actually is.  Here’s an article published on the NY Times website a couple of days ago: Russia: Orthodox Leader Condemns Feminism The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said Tuesday that feminism was a “very dangerous” […]

  • Drunk Day

    Drunk Day

    Yesterday at work, one of the local teachers told me that St Patrick’s Day is known as “Drunk Day” in Russia, and I posted as much on my facebook.  A friend commented that “isn’t that every day in Russia?”, so I figured it was time to talk about alcohol. I was waiting to cross the […]

  • What’s in a name?

    What’s in a name?

    Mannnn do I need to leave Russia.  Even for a vacation would be fine—I don’t know whether it’s the long winter, my recent flu, or just life, but I need to go somewhere where I don’t need to prepare for the worst to happen every day.  I didn’t realise how exhausted I was! Speaking of the […]

  • At the Barn-Dance

    At the Barn-Dance

    A few years ago, when we lived in the Whitsundays, one of my besties Nikky and I went out in Airlie Beach for the night.  I’d just broken up with this guy who was incredibly immature, though I’d struggled with the decision for a while.  After I’d finally made up my mind, Nikky hurrah’d me then said […]