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Feminism, Rights

Despite advice to the contrary, you apparently should *not* put a ring on it

Why I don’t wear my wedding rings to job interviews

I’m (almost) 32. I am a healthy, fit, married woman. I work in fairly senior marketing and communications roles, in a world where, these days, most of my peers or higher level colleagues are men. by

by × April 14, 2015 × 3 comments

Humour

My life choices: the review

My life choices: the review

One of the ways in which we identify with the characters we watch is if we can relate to their flaws or share in their successes. by

by × April 14, 2015 × 2 comments

News

The Kitchin Sinks

The Kitchin Sinks

So news from late last week is that Paula Bennett has herself a new press secretary, former investigative journalist Phil Kitchin by

by × April 13, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Rights

John Oliver’s dick: a tall tale

John Oliver’s dick: a tall tale

You have probably already seen some – if not all – of the interview between John Oliver and renowned Government whistle-blower Edward Snowden. by

by × April 10, 2015 × 0 comments

Tech

#RumiPlaylist

#RumiPlaylist

Recently I got a playlist thing happening on Spotify. And it was a fun time. Now I’m running a regular update. by

by × April 8, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

How to mislead with numbers

How to mislead with numbers

I’ve always been a stickler for what I call the reverse-stat. by

by × April 7, 2015 × 2 comments

Politics, Rights

IT'S THE LEFT WING

Left is right

If you’re not a liberal when you’re 20 you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative when you’re 30 you have no brain. by

by × April 2, 2015 × 3 comments

General, News

Dream big New Zealand

Dream big New Zealand

In the end, the end came at the beginning, but for some reason even the end felt like a beginning of a kind. by

by × March 30, 2015 × 4 comments

Politics

How the War in the North was won

How the War in the North was won

So that settles it, Winston is awesome at campaigning. Better than Joyce. And Joyce is supposedly awesome. So awesome > supposedly awesome. by

by × March 30, 2015 × 0 comments

General

I never advocate violence. But this guys face is so punchable.

Blackcaps vs some guys

Cricket. It’s never been on such a high in this country. And boy are we excited. by

by × March 28, 2015 × 0 comments

International

Cricket and India, India and cricket

Cricket and India, India and cricket

What exactly did the producers of Australia’s Today Show actually think was going to happen by

by × March 27, 2015 × 2 comments

Humour, Politics

“The term New Zealand comedian is an oxymoron”

“The term New Zealand comedian is an oxymoron”

So the title of this post is not my position, god no it isn’t.  by

by × March 27, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Tech

Excellent customer service from Spark

Excellent customer service from Spark

We’re always very quick to complain when customer service is shit (see Fone,Voda). by

by × March 26, 2015 × 3 comments

Politics

A very short post that continues my rage about the Feed the Kids Bill

A very short post that continues my rage about the Feed the Kids Bill

So like the huge political nerd I am, I did a bit of fishing. by

by × March 25, 2015 × 1 comment

Feminism, News

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Recently Jonathan Chait generated a lot of heat online for a New York mag piece raging about a new era of political correctness. by

by × March 25, 2015 × 5 comments

News

Yes, the girl who used to be somebody, you have a question?

RelaX-Factor

I figured the Rumi needed some sort of trashy blog about this reality TV shitstorm to demonstrate site diversity. by

by × March 24, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

Here is the list of MPs who voted to not give children food, here is how to contact them

Here is the list of MPs who voted to not give children food, here is how to contact them

Here is the long list. It’s the National Party + David Seymour + Peter Dunne. by

by × March 19, 2015 × 14 comments

Politics

I'm just going to put my dick in this pipe and pretend it's New Zealand

Hubris

Hubris: excessive pride towards or defiance, leading to nemesis. by

by × March 19, 2015 × 12 comments