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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: Reasons Why 18 People Walked Past a Toddler Hit-and-Run Victim and Did Nothing

This is one of my favorite posts we’ve ever run. I think Monica does a particularly great job of painting a picture and getting her audience’s attention. ~Selena

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Persephone Pioneers

Five Practical Things You Can Do to Give the Ladies Some Love

Let me firstly say, that I’m a casual feminist. That doesn’t mean I don’t feel strongly about certain issues, or that I’m uncommitted to improving the status of women, it just means that it’s one of many interests. I’m a feminist hobbyist, rather than a full-time, professional player.

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Perspectives

A Reluctant Biker’s Letter of Love to Her Bicycle

A couple of years ago I had a bicycle accident that left me on the ground with my foot cut open like a knife had sliced right through it. I started screaming at the sight of my pink muscle peeking through and yellow skin curling at the edges. I had the accident because at the […]

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Op Ed

Reasons Why 18 People Walked Past a Toddler Hit-and-Run Victim and Did Nothing

Watch the video. An American friend ““ one who has the habit of defending China against uninformed accusations made by friends back at home ““ told me today, that in the case of the recent Yue Yue hit-and-run story, he had nothing. The news of a 2-year-old girl in Foshan who was run over ““ […]

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Politics

Hey, America? Life Sucks. Welcome to the Real World.

Noreen Malone, in writing for New York Magazine, has a wonderful image in describing the post-recession world our generation finds ourselves in: “A majority of Americans say, for the first time ever, that this generation will not be better off than its parents. And so we find ourselves living among the scattered ashes and spilled red […]

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Perspectives

The 20-Year-Old Rich Girl Who Enraged Chinese Netizens

In China, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about a cute, 20-year-old girl posting photos of herself on Weibo (China’s answer to Twitter), even when they feature her jet-setting around the country toting designer handbags, or sitting in the front seat of her luxury car. In her posts she called the orange Lamborghini she drives while in […]