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News in Europe

News in Europe: Beer Europe and Vodka Europe

Yes, yes, and wine too, of course. But let’s have a look at the news first.

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Humor

Stereotyping the Polish Male

In the nicest possible way, obviously.

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Humor

An Incomplete Guide to English Humour

In my ongoing quest to figure out what the heck this England is all about, I come across certain subjects that are both cliché and of real impact. Ask a few people for the first thing that pops into their head when they think of England, and chances are you’ll hear a fair bit about […]

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Perspectives

Stranger in the Strangest Land

I blame the books. Jane Austen and Agatha Christie, I’m looking at you. Sternly.

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Op Ed

Takedown: Father’s Day is So Confusing

Hey there! It turns out that even if you flee the country and move to an apartment that is 10 miles from the nearest indoor toilet, crapdates keep rolling in. They never take a vacation.

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Games

Role-Playing Games and Religious Appropriation

After many, many months of contemplation from afar, I have decided to jump into the world of tabletop role-playing games.

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Op Ed

Takedown: All Guys Need to Read This

This week’s crapdate shows up in all sorts of ways, in a variety of forms, and it’s the kind of post that seems innocuous and silly. The more of them I see, though, the more they rub me the wrong way.

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Pop Culture

Explaining the Joke: Lady Excuses, Leslie Knope, and Female Hysteria

This edition of Explaining the Joke features Leslie Knope, female hysteria, and the kind of history you probably didn’t learn about in your high school history class.

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Perspectives

Yeah, I’m Angry. Now What?

“The worst thing you can call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy. That’s bullshit.” – Dave Chapelle What is anger? What does it look like in women or more importantly, what is it expected to look like in women?

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Perspectives

I’m Not Cute! I’m A Canadian!

So, I live in Canada, which to most readers means I’m your neighbor (or, as I would spell it, “neighbour”) to the North. As most of you are surely aware, the Royal Couple, Will and Kate (a.k.a. the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), were up in these parts last week for a royal tour of […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Amy Jo Goddard

Amy Jo Goddard is a one-woman tour de force, bent on destroying old sexual ideas and educating people on sex positivity and empowerment. As a feminist educator, she travels across the country teaching colleges, classes, and workshops, training and coaching those who are looking to harness their own sexuality and enhance their lives. She is […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Erica Watson

Erica Watson is a funny as hell, talented, badass woman. Born in Chicago, she currently lives and works in New York City as a comedienne and a film/television director. Her one woman show, Fat Bitch, is a personal look at the term, our culture’s obsession with weight, the impact it has for women as a […]

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Pop Culture

Stereotypes on HGTV

Now that I’m in my 20s, my parents have abandoned the “no TV during dinner” rule. My mom and I love HGTV ““ the kind of voyeurism that’s perfect for us ““ and usually watch House Hunters or Property Virgins. The show sometimes shows single men and women, but mostly heterosexual couples are the hunters. […]

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Crossposts

Big deals, Blowing Things Out of Proportion, etc”¦

Can I just say how hypocritical some progressives and liberals are about what they decide can be or not be a “big deal” when we’re fighting for racial/gender/sexual/etc. equality? By saying certain communities are blowing this out of proportion shows a lot of fucking privilege that is being exerted by those groups.

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Crossposts

So, you have an addiction? This is how you look like.

Addiction. Chemical Addiction. Substance abuse. Dependence. All of these words are used more or less interchangeably in media. Chances are, if you pick a newspaper in any major city in the Western world, you are likely to come into, at least, one item discussing or mentioning Chemical Addiction.