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Human Nature and New Taboos

Here is just a small selection of social taboos in 2014:

  • Not using social media
  • Not owning a smartphone
  • Not having sex before marriage
  • Not sleeping around…
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Things I Dig: Tampon Run

A while back I taught an Introduction to Rhetoric class with a theme of Taboos.  We discussed everything from the etymological origins of dirty words to the visceral reaction that we have to cannibalism and other violations of the dead, but by far the subject that made my students the most uncomfortable was menstruation.  127 more words

Blog Posts


“A warm welcome to Zingcreed’s 350th Post. This is a new blog which tries to ‘square the circle’ of reconciling religion and modern life. I think I’m coming to the conclusion that religion… 1,302 more words

Red Christian Documents

There's something I really need to tell you...

But, in all honesty…

I’m a little scared…

I am afraid that when I tell you about that which lays so heavily on my heart… 380 more words


Can Sex Be Just Sex? Pleasure and Trauma in YA

Sex in Young Adult literature – always a contentious topic. Any discussion of trends in the development of YA will discuss the representation of sex, but as I read “Sex and Other Shibboleths” in Michael Cart’s… 790 more words

The Poetry of Insanity

Herzog is a miserable, hateful, malevolent, avaricious, money-hungry, nasty, sadistic, treacherous, cowardly creep…he should be thrown alive to the crocodiles! An anaconda should strangle him slowly! 757 more words