Was a panel atnightandthey introduced us and there were thousands of people who had gone to Ticketmaster or whatever and bought their tickets andtheywere hooting and hollering andshriekingand it was like we were the Beatles, the grinning 59 year old said with a shake of his head. Got very emotional for us. People were telling stories and it was like therapy or a wake but it was totally upbeat.
He speaks quickly now, leaning forward in his chair.’The doctors there ran tests on my blood and found that I was HIV positive. But they disclosed my HIV status to the minister, my brother in law, instead of to me. And then, he chose not to disclose it to me until six months later.
The arrests probably had less to do with the specific demands the women were making than that they were making demands at all, said Hala al Dosari, a Saudi activist who has supported the driving campaign and is at Harvard University. Male clerics, bloggers and human rights campaigners critical of the government also have been detained but simply received less publicity, she said. Future campaigns for more meaningful reforms to women’s lives, such as an end to the widely hated guardianship law requiring all women to seek the permission of a male relative before traveling, working or even visiting a cafe, will be deterred, Dosari said..
And you know, there was an interesting comment made to President Erdogan at the press conference today as he was speaking. It was a guy got up and said, I’m a Kurd, and I’m standing with you. And the Kurds are his enemies out there, you know? The Kurds could stand to lose a lot from this at the end because Erdogan sees their political leaders as terrorists.
I had a moment of personal crisis this morning: I become something I hate when it comes to social media, and I got called out on it by my husband. So I locked my twitter, cleared out accounts I follow, and deleted my last few Facebook posts. I don think I going to post anything on FB anymore; I only really use it for chat, and I probably already driven people crazy with sharing what I think is important more than I like..
Finally I see the doctor and get my vitals checked etc. And he like oh shit. This is serotonin syndrome we need to give you something to counteract the effects of the SSRI now. You discover other common errors if you look through the corrections pages. The point of the exercise isn to make the case that we should expect to be perfect. The point is that we get so much so right every day, that it a shame for great stories to be tagged with corrections especially for mistakes that we likely could catch with one more read or one more double check..