Tag Archives: respect

Bachelors, dudes and dağı: On respecting your elders…and reality TV


It may come as a surprise that M. and I watch a really trashy American reality television program each week. Namely, I say blushing, we watch programs from “The Bachelor” TV franchise. In this reality series, one man (The Bachelor) … Continue reading

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Mastering çay anxiety: Playing with gender stereotypes through tea service


Perhaps it is the constant nausea and dizziness that are a plague to me this week, but I have spent much of my time with eyes closed, trying to remember bits and pieces of “before sick” to occupy my time. … Continue reading

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From Islamic feminism and the perfect demure nightgown to topless ladies on the beach


One day over a Turkish breakfast feast in his breezy South Boston apartment, my boyfriend invited me to visit Turkey with him.   It was mid-bite – and a delicious bite at that – fresh, white feta-like cheese with sour cherry … Continue reading

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