Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Truth About Your Country: Australia, Brazil, Cambodia & Denmark

Since last week’s post about stereotypes ended up being really popular, I figured I would make a part two. After all, the world has 197 countries, and they can’t all be summarised in one post! Unfortunately, I used up all … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Continent: LGBT Rights in Africa

The past few months, LGBT rights across the world have been in the news more than ever. Most recently England and Wales legalised same-sex marriage, and the same goes for countries such as Uruguay, France and, to some extent, the … Continue reading

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Can Slavery Really Not Be Funny?

In a Crashcourse episode about World War I, John Green explained how irony and cynicism became a lot more popular as a result of the war. In modern society, it is normal to joke about the more serious things in … Continue reading

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The Truth About Your Country

After all the serious posts lately, I figured I’d go for something light today. Now, as you might know, I’m quite a big supporter of understanding and learning from other people’s cultures, so I figured it might be interesting to … Continue reading

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Why The George Zimmerman Case Has Nothing To Do With Racism

Edit: I am writing this over 4 months later, because as it happens, the situation has changed. My argument back in July was that there was not enough evidence that Zimmerman did not act out of self-defence (which I still … Continue reading

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Atheists Are Just as Ignorant as Those They Find Ignorant

Last week I explained my (mainly ironic) view of how the world must have been created, but today I wanted to discuss a subject that is more or less related to that ever-returning problem: the fact that many atheists aren’t … Continue reading

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Things You Shouldn’t Think You Know About Islam

A while ago I ran into a video that at first sight seemed very interesting and insightful. It seemed to be an explanation of Islam by an English-speaking Muslim, and at first the message in the video was great. As … Continue reading

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