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“Church was really boring today”

Photographed outside of the cathedral in Puno, Peru.

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The kind of surprises you find when hiking in Brazil

Today, I went for a small hike in Chapada Diamantina National Park. After two weeks in a large city, this was more than the proverbial breath of fresh air – despite it being filled with smoke from the forest fires. … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (26) Feminism

Feminism, as seen by women: Feminism, as seen by academics: Feminism, as seen by men:

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Plastic Surgery Statistics

While browsing charts and graphs about property bubbles and purchasing power parity, I came across this chart in The Economist which shows how much plastic surgery is performed in the following countries. There is a lot to be said about … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (10) Big Breasts

“Big Breasts & Wide Hips”, a book by the Nobel Prize winning Chinese author Mo Yan: Big breasts and wide hips in Malta: Big breasts and wide hips in my imagination:

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Don’t be a sissy!

If you are scared of taking a risk, if you give up before you start, if you think that it’s not worth the fight, if you back down out of fear and slip back into your comfortable life instead of pursuing your … Continue reading

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Women and Children First

“Women and children first” as practised around the world: “Women and children first” as practised by President Bashar al-Assad of Syria: (Zur deutschsprachigen Version dieses Artikels: Frauen und Kinder zuerst.)

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Malta, the Paradise for Victims of Domestic Violence

8 of March was International Women’s Day. I don’t think much of it, because I am anything but a feminist and because on the other hand I think the legitimate grievances by women (for example in Iran or Saudi Arabia) … Continue reading

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Wedding: The most beautiful day of your life?

I try to avoid weddings. Actually, I try to avoid anything with a lot of people. But sometimes, very rarely, I attend one, always secretly pitying the groom and thinking of the wedding as a funeral, a funeral of freedom. … Continue reading

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The real explanation for the gender pay gap

Women have consistently been earning less than men, even in highly developed countries, and even in 2011. This is still true in most industries, even for women with the same qualifications as men. (For the related topic of female under-representation … Continue reading

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