Iraq crisis: Kurdistan’s female fighters take on ISIS
Not that I’m in any way supportive of violence/war/fighting etc in any of its manifestations. But this is so cool. Kurdish women are fighting back against terrorism in Iraq. The article mentions the story of a woman who is a single mum that spends half the week training for battle and the other half looking after her two teenage sons. !!!
According to a different article by Business Insider, the units of female soldiers are especially effective because “ISIS hate fighting female PKK because if a woman kills you, no heaven.” (can’t find a secondary source for that quote and I’m pretty sure it’s not in the Qur’an but I wouldn’t be surprised if its a sectarian belief that ISIS follow).
Women can literally do everything and it is amazing.
Tonight was the first round back of the new netball season.
The girl I was playing on in the last quarter kept trying to appeal to the umpire to call me for contact but she didn’t cos I wasn’t. So then she turned to me and said under her breath “touch me again and I’ll smack ya”.
So I touched her again because 1. no one tells me what to do and 2. no one smacks me.
I love netball so much.
At work, talking about who’s from the roughest suburb
I turned 20 yesterday and probably had the best birthday imaginable. I didn’t have uni so I was home alone all day, and all I did at home was eat cake for breakfast and lunch and watch chicken run and then have a nap. And then I got dressed up and drank up and went to a college ball with some of my beautiful friends!
Me: *teasing boy coworker about being a thug because he lives in Roxburgh Park*
Girl coworker: Don’t you live in Footscray?
Me: Okay yeah but that’s not as bad.
Girl coworker: It’s alright I grew up in Sunbury. I know rough.
Boy coworker: I grew up in Iraq!
Then we all just started laughing for so long, like couldn’t do anything because we were doubled over laughing. I don’t know, maybe you had to be there. He actually did grow up in Iraq. He lived in Baghdad until he was 11 and moved to Australia in 2006. So he well and truly won the roughest suburb comp. Maybe that was what was so funny, accidentally comparing Melbourne suburbia to a war zone. We just could not stop laughing.