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Pernicious Conditioning IV

Compare & contrast the tradition of female foot-binding with the modern use of long, acrylic nails.  

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XX XY

“Testosterone is the crystal meth of hormones, a badass drug” “Testosterone is gasoline – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing (gas makes things go)” “You are a huge pussy – wait, scratch that. Pussies are powerful; they can take pummeling … Continue reading

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Pernicious Conditioning III

Question 1: How did the concept of God historically underpin colonialisation, the subjugation of women & the distribution of wealth? Question 2: To what extent was this status quo internalised by those it oppressed? How did they use the idea … Continue reading

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Selfishness

Once upon a time there was a king who prospered from the labours of an entire populace. He was a benevolent ruler, for he’d shared the knowledge of metal-working, from which his slaves’ chains were made. One day, the slaves … Continue reading

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Eye Candy

The vote? Pfft! No, feminism’s only really caught on when the game shows manage to shock us.  

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Pernicious Conditioning II

He, single for some time, has found love again. “It always amazes me that something as delightful as a woman would choose to like me, too. I feel like women are these gorgeous beings that run away when you try … Continue reading

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Pernicious Conditioning I

Collecting my luggage, I overhear the local accent for the first time. Where have I heard people like this before? And all I can think of is characters on TV shouting racial slurs.

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Bootcamp

A documentary about SAS bootcamp illustrated the ordeal candidates endure. Whatever their motivation, it was clearly an all-consuming one. Personal betterment? A fierce love of their homeland? The desire to serve squabbling politicians?  

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