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Barbara Kay: Rape culture's biggest victim may be honesty and truth

Does the Guinness Book of World Records have a category for persistence in carrying a mattress around a university campus? If they did, Emma Sulkowicz, who has just graduated from New York’s Columbia University, would doubtless be the record holder. 1,358 more words

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A Response to Mrs Debbie Lee: Mom who lost her Navy Seal Son in Iraq

“My Son Died for Ramadi. Now ISIS Has It” is an article written by Michael Daly of the Daily Beast: Debbie Lee says she’s sickened that the city her son sacrificed his life defending has fallen—and furious at the Joint Chiefs chairman’s insistence Ramadi is ‘not symbolic in any way.’ This is my response to that article: 598 more words

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Things that look like DVDs from Far, Far Away

You are also my friend. I don’t feel like yesterday’s Word of the Day at Dictionary.com – bibliomania: excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.” 123 more words

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"Game of Thrones" and Male Nudity

I was just reading an article on The Daily Beast about the lack of male frontal nudity on Game of Thrones. Of course I have been aware of it but I truthfully haven’t paid too much attention. 409 more words

The Kremlin Keeps Banning Culture: an Opera, a Movie … Twerking

The Putin administration is trying to make culture in Russia conform to its idea of “moral awareness.” But the result could be the death of art. 822 more words

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Greece in the news: Plato explains it all

Okay, I admit, Plato was a founder of Western philosophy. Many of our ideas have roots in Plato’s works, for better or for worse. One thing that I’m pretty sure Plato didn’t talk about? 827 more words

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