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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Top 15 Favourite Non-Fiction Books

Here is a list of my top 15 favourite non-fiction books. Also see favourite fiction books: http://www.thezarinamachablog.co.uk/2017/06/top-15-favourite-books.html

The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins. Brilliant, informative and filled with humour. When I read this aged 16 it cemented my stance from agnosticism to atheism. I think everyone 'uncertain' about their stance on theism/atheism should read this book. It is very well written and very funny and not a terribly difficult read. Some of the sciency-specific stuff confused me because I'm not a scientist, but generally his arguments are well placed and back up by facts.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

24 Signs She's a Slut!


I’m gonna find out how slutty I am by seeing where I score on these 24 ‘signs.’


Friday, 20 October 2017

#metoo and 'rape culture'


I have mixed feelings about the recent #metoo campaign. On the one hand I think it’s great to raise awareness about victims of harassment, rape and assault. On the other hand I think people need to be careful about their definitions and not ‘trivialise’ actual cases of rape by making false or incorrect accusations. Making allegations against someone is always very serious and false rape accusations can destroy lives. Moreover, I think that if you've been a victim of something it is stronger to move forward and grow from the experience rather than live with the mentality that you're forever a victim.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Why do people do drugs?


Contains drug-related images.

I believe there are two main reasons. One: to have fun and socialise with friends. Two: out of depression and nihilistic hopelessness and a need to escape. In their simplest forms, drug use can boil down to these two extremes; happiness vs misery.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sexual Frustration & Relationships


Sexual frustration is horrible and it happens to all of us. There are various ‘scenarios’ in which it can happen; you can be single or you can be in a relationship and feel sexually frustrated.

Monday, 16 October 2017

What's wrong with incest?


It’s gross and creepy. Hold your pantyhose, keep your balls on, I’m not saying I agree with incest. The point of discussion is to look deeper into things and ask ‘why’, as opposed to brush things off as ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Astrology and New Age Stuff


One of my favourite YouTubers, Jaclyn Glenn, recently released a web series called ‘The Skeptic’s Guide to Wellness.’ It’s a five episode series with each episode lasting 10-12 mins. Currently there is only one season but she is considering a second. In the series she explores alternative methods of healing to traditional medicine such as crystal healing and hypnotherapy. Generally she is sceptical of most, finding that most of these therapies work through the placebo effect. Whilst some do have a relaxing effect, there is no solid evidence to prove any of these therapies as safe alternatives to Western Medicine.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Malcolm X vs Martin Luther King


So it’s Black History Month (in the UK; might be different elsewhere). I don’t agree with the concept of Black History Month, just like I don’t agree with International Women’s Day or Gay Pride. I don’t take ‘pride’ in being black, and I don’t see why ‘Black History’ isn’t incorporated into History anyway. Why should it be separate? Plus we all know BHM is mostly about slavery.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Good Girls, Bad Girls


This is linked to my last post - see 'Smart girls finish last.' 

When I was in primary school, the minute I started to assert myself those twats would say ‘Zarina, you used to be kind!’ What they really meant is 'you used to be a submissive doormat we could all take the piss out of. How dare you for asserting yourself!'

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Smart girls finish last


Here’s the stereotype: guys only want bimbo type submissive girls who will do what they want. Intelligent women are ugly, boring, mouthy, domineering and end up alone.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Is murder always wrong?


I know what you're thinking. Of course murder is always wrong. At face value; murder, cheating, lying, stealing - these things all seem terrible. But I don't believe that ethics is clear-cut, and I don't believe in absolutist morality. When you look beneath the surface and take in situational relevance, everything changes.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Lightskin vs Darkskin vs Blonde vs Brunette vs Bullshit

I have dark skin. If you look at me, my skin colour would be on the darker end of the human skin tone spectrum. My skin is brown, not fair. I'm also brunette, but my hair is dyed red. (As you can see from my posing header picture).