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Ambassador

March 2nd, 2009

Even though I have a math exam tomorrow, I wanted to take a quick break from studying to tell you some exciting news: I got selected to be one of the five ambassadors next year! I don’t know yet what the other countries will be, but I know that the Netherlands will be represented. I got notified by a letter that I took out of my mailbox at 2:47 p.m. this afternoon. Since that moment, this cold day has been a bright one for me (even though my hair froze when I walked from my dorm to the library after taking a shower).

While I am writing anyways, I can tell you that there was a celebration of International Women’s Day on campus this past Sunday. It was very interesting to hear perspectives on gender roles from around the globe. One of the remarks that struck me most, was made by one of my Pakistani friends Amun. She pointed out that women wearing a burka, are not necessarily oppressed but can do this out of choice. That means that a woman wearing a burka might just as well be liberated as  a woman wearing a  skirt.

That’s all for now. I am working on uploading some nice pictures to this blog, but so far all my attempts led to a giant picture destroying the whole layout.