Friday Links

“Dubai was founded on trade, not oil.”
― Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Flashes of Thought

Dubai. It is done…and now I gear up for Doha. That’s just the way we roll around here, kittens! Here are your links, tell me what you’re getting up to this weekend in the comments.

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For the “new tone” and talk of reform and change set by Pope Francis (who I’m pretty positive on in most ways), plenty of people feel that women are being left out of the conversation. Religious feminism is kind of a thing round SDS, so worth a read if you find yourself similarly interested.

Relevant to my interests. Takeaway curry has featured heavily of late.

Beautiful, simple sculptures.

Women at work.


Bureaucracy for the win.

As I said to Katarina, “Wut, ISIS?” (Note, this is NOTHING compared to the systematic destruction of priceless historical objects, locations, and artifacts, I’m just puzzled by this one.)

Tumblr find of the week.

What several prominent religious women have been up to lately. Shattering glass ceilings, reality TV, Nobel prizes…

Ugh, I know, right? Cambridge!

This is the weirdest order I have ever heard of. Exactly how do you enforce this? “Reincarnate, or we’ll kill you? “

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