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Should I go to a bullfight?

Today in Huéscar, I saw this poster. I was a bit shocked because I didn’t know there were still bullfights. After all, Pope Pius V had already banned them in 1567. Since then, we call the Pope’s edicts “papal bulls”. … Continue reading

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Aggression on the Playground

If I correctly interpreted this sign in Salvador in Brazil, it’s asking children to fight with each other. I also found it troublesome that the boy is kicking the girl, cementing negative gender stereotypes. (Auf Deutsch.)

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Short Romance

“Promise me that you will always treat me like a princess,” she asked, no, she begged him, with hope in her dreamy eyes. “I am really more of an anti-monarchist,” he replied and shot her, a curious mix of sadness and … Continue reading

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My first thoughts on the London Riots in August 2011

The riots in London are still going on and I am in the middle of it all in London. There is too much happening in different parts of London and I cannot be everywhere, so I cannot form an elaborate opinion … Continue reading

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Tottenham Riots August 2011

Last night, a peaceful protest in Tottenham in North London against the shooting of Mark Duggan (29) by police turned violent. The questionable circumstances of the shooting have led to (more) anger in the community against the police. When I … Continue reading

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