Blog Posts - Religious Manipulation



Hark! I Hear Whispers Of ‘Hysteria’ Again*

As it is required by the Handbook of LadyBusiness, I do have a mandatory LadyFriend who helps me pick out books and bags, nods in agreement after I’m done talking and sometimes talks; and even then only talks about me. Fine, I embellished a lit...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Oct 11, 2010

Negotiating Silences Within Spaces

As the eldest daughter of a Hindu family, I occupy a number of spaces that intertwine, merge and blur with the larger idea or identity that I like to believe is me, somewhere inside. Whether or not I believe in the values and ideals endorsed by Hindu...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Oct 4, 2010

Surges Of Nationalism And Just Where To Stuff Them

The last few days out here have been rather strange. Strange enough that I actually paid attention to what was happening around me instead of just going on under the oblivious haze I call my eyesight. It so seems everyone is very concerned about R...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 30, 2010

Re-Making While Break-ing Bodies And Meanings

The past few days have been emotionally as well as physically taxing, as I prepared for a seminar, re-wrote, re-edited and then wrote again my paper. Then deleted it and started all over again. A few years ago I had the nasty habit of never saving an...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Sep 16, 2010

We Are Still Speaking From Inside The Inner Courtyard — Only Now We Stand On Hard Concrete

In this monolithic omnipresent myth called Culture, I come across many instances of gobbledygook that a lot of people (un)painstakingly make up to dupe the masses, ironically in the name of the GreaterGood. Most times I laugh it off, hoping fervently...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 6, 2010

The English Speaker: The True Indian Edition Of Identity

As a moderately sensible lady, I tend to ignore my hefty pile of trollmail. I like to think it’s Dorothy Parker saying in my head, “But now I know the things I know/ And do the things I do/ And if you do not like me so/ To hell, my love,...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Aug 2, 2010

The Perpetually Invisible Indian Lesbian — Where Is Miss Rich When You Need Her?

Author’s Note : Hello BLOG! reading people. I have a new post up at Womanist Musings. ——- This might not surprise you so much if I announced that I’m going through a pre-quarter-life-life-crisis right now; caused essentially b...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jul 27, 2010

The Wasteland Of Women Edition Of Madness

Like more than half the masses in Mumbai, I too use the trains on a more or daily basis; if I manage to drag my big small arse out of bed on time, that is. After a lot of grumbling, running around and emergency sessions of shooting coffee up my veins...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jul 13, 2010

The Things We Always Remember Edition Of Selective Memories

I saw Before Sunset about two years ago and this one line has still stuck around in my head — “Memories are wonderful things, if you don’t have to deal with the past”. Contrary to popular belief I don’t quote  such line...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jul 4, 2010

Ramblings On Masculinity: Re-affirming The Female Gaze Or Trying To Anyway

This week I took a long hiatus from blogging, tried to escape the reality of trolls by handing over my moderator-ly duties to a certain pink dragon, pulled up my socks and did my best to repel the gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach that told me...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jul 2, 2010

Re-defining Shakti Or Otherwise Known As Patriarchal Manipulation

Last week at a family dinner, my aunt was talking about a married couple in her neighbourhood who were considering divorce. Apparently, the man in question was a cheating on his wife of four years with his employee. Everyone was disgusted by his beha...
by Oi With The Poodles Already on Jun 19, 2010

Christian Groups Want To Make Sure American Children Are Ignorant of American History

Funny, I don't see a Bible here.Bismarck knew the power of public education, especially the teaching of history.  If you can manipulate history, you can manipulate the populace.  Well, conservatives down in Texas are taking a page out of Bi...
by Stupid Right Wingers on Jan 14, 2010

I Just Had To Show It

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by Stupid Right Wingers on Jan 13, 2010

Now I Am Pissed - Crazy Rev. Phelps Claims God Hates Lady Gaga

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by Stupid Right Wingers on Dec 23, 2009

How Un-Christianlike, The Rutherford Institute Purposely Hides The Truth About the 8 Year Old Who Drew The Crucifix

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by Stupid Right Wingers on Dec 23, 2009

Praying For Senator Byrd's Death

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by Stupid Right Wingers on Dec 22, 2009

Christian Activist Calls For Second American Revolution to Violate The Establishment Clause

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by Stupid Right Wingers on Dec 1, 2009

Star Parker Needs to Rent "Stand and Deliver"

How Do I Reach These Kids?Some people are so moronic.  They take one case, or one movie, and use it to prove their entire world view.  It is the height of intellectual laziness.  Check out Star Parker's review of "The Blind Side" and h...
by Stupid Right Wingers on Nov 28, 2009

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Hypocrisy At Christian Universities

"Conservatives", especially Christian ones, are always bitching about speech codes at private universities which claim stifles their freedom of religion and expression.  Well, when it comes to their own private universities, they don't have such...
by Stupid Right Wingers on Oct 28, 2009

Eagle Forum Wants To "Revive Our Constitution" By Advocating Unconstitutional Action

Did anyone at Eagle Forum Bother To Read It.What morons these people are at the Eagle Forum?  I just received an email from these people who are calling, in the tea bagger spirit, to "revive our constitution."  So, when I read their methods...
by Stupid Right Wingers on Oct 24, 2009


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