Heat And The Willows – Stressing Your Local Oak Tree

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Reading Time: 4 minutes And just as the Brits thought that, after Brexit, cooperation with the EU over the environment didn’t concern them anymore. With temperatures soaring in the high thirties, forest fires raging left, right, and centre, this is really not the time to start acting as a bully in the classroom. It’s time to forget about perceived […]

God And Gender Identity: What IS God’s Perception Of Dignity?

Reading Time: 4 minutes By accident, I came across a document that relates the adoption of a resolution concerning human sexual identity, by the Kansas Republican Party. The resolution focused particularly on the rights of transgender individuals. The resolution was submitted on February 17th, 2018, by Eric Teetsel, a delegate for the third district, and was adopted. The actual […]

Cultural Appropriation Is a Myth – I’m Not My Culture, I’m Me

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Reading Time: 7 minutes The French and English cultures in which I grew up, influence my tastes and moral judgements. But they are not me…I am. Cultural appropriation is a myth because there is nothing to appropriate. For Tania de Montaigne, a French journalist and writer, Blacks do not exist, but blacks do. “Why the capital B?”, she asks. […]

Weinstein For Dummies

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Reading Time: 5 minutes   I feel really sorry for all the victims of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assaults. All that these naive little girls wanted to do, is talk with him about culture. It was just unfortunate that if you happen to be a woman, he immediately gets the urge to unzip his trousers. There’s an old saying that […]

French Ambulance Service Mocks Dying Caller

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Reading Time: 4 minutes On 29th December, 2017, Naomi Musenga, aged 22, was alone at home, in the French town of Strasbourg. She found the strength to call Strasbourg’s ambulance service, despite suffering from severe stomach pain, and bleeding. “I’m going to die,” she said, to which the operator replied, “You’ll definitely die one day, like everyone else.” This […]