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farzana-versey's picture
Jul.12.2012
Can religion make couples drift apart? It would seem so, and the Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce has put this in the public arena, although other factors might well have played a role. "There's a gorilla in the room, and it's Scientology," said a famous attorney. It is about control, apparently....
arlene-goldbard's picture
May.15.2012
When packing for online dating world, be sure to bring along plenty of compassion. Having chronicled my adventures in online dating in this blog series, I’ve become an object of curiosity to certain readers. They are waiting for my positive orientation toward this curious enterprise to cool...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.25.2012
I’d like my vagina to be nice and bright. This is my choice. Just as women make a choice to depilate the pubic area, or opt only for a bikini wax. Why do we do it? To feel clean and because we do not want hairs sticking out from the sides in swimsuits and lacy lingerie. We do not want...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.24.2012
He makes bastards. No one is quite willing to use the term, for not only does he portray himself as a Samaritan, but also a sort of sexual evangelist. Instead of the Word, he doles out semen. You’ve probably read the reports about Dutchman Ed Houben, who has fathered 82 babies with different women...
maria-badillo's picture
Mar.07.2012
There comes a time when something baffles you beyond comprehension that you can't help but shout, "WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?" This is one of those times. For a module in intercultural communications, my professor had us listen to a guest speaker on dating in English culture. This woman, we were...
eve-kushner's picture
Feb.07.2012
  If you sought kanji with which to make gender distinctions, what would you use? My mind would naturally go to these two: 男 (54: male, man) 女 (35: female, woman) These characters can indeed serve that purpose, but they don't always mean what you might think. Moreover, some other pairs of...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.31.2012
I was much amused by Red Room's note saying that one should "keep it clean". I see it as unintended humour, or perhaps a health advisory! This post was written in January. I am adding it to the week's topic only to watch it swim among the pool of perspectives on the subject, although it is a broad...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.22.2011
What is the fuss about? A porn star enters a reality show as a contestant and even the so-called feminists start grunting. Who are we to judge someone in such a narrow manner when being in adult films is only one part of her? Sunny Leone is of Indian origin and works in the adult film...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.01.2011
Imagine a situation where a few years from now she could be married and forced to become the shared booty between brothers because she survived Across the globe, the seven billionth addition to the human population has been welcomed symbolically. Baby deaths, another vital statistic, can be pushed...
luke-james's picture
Oct.07.2011
Jeanette Winterson 1 Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom. 2 Never stop when you are stuck. You may not be able to solve the problem, but turn aside and write something else. Do not stop altogether. 3 Love what you do. 4 Be honest with yourself....