Archive | July, 2011

“Fat is a Feminist Issue” – Body politics beyond the looking glass

In her blog, A Year Without Mirrors, fashion student Kjerstin Gruys is chronicling her commitment to avoid looking at her reflection for a year. Shunning mirrors for a year is only one half of her plan to resolve her body image issues: she is dedicated to monitoring her food and exercise, as an advocate of […]

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US debt crisis: countdown to default

The whole US Debt crisis is confusing to most people. It is an incredibly dire situation and incredibly complicated. A lot of solutions are being tossed around, but some careful analysis reveals no solution will leave everyone financially unharmed. The debate rages around what action to take, meanwhile, the world sits uneasy as this “dooms […]

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David Wu: The Fall of a Furry Congressman

United States Congressman David Wu announced his resignation earlier this week, after the teenage daughter of a longtime friend accused him of sexual impropriety. The Oregonian reports: A distraught young woman called U.S. Rep. David Wu’s Portland office this spring, accusing him of an unwanted sexual encounter, according to multiple sources. When confronted, the Oregon […]

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Former train worker shoves passengers from train

A FORMER Melbourne Metro worker who shoved a passenger from a moving train says he was experiencing severe emotional stress and that he acted out of character. Ticket inspector Robert Watson rushed at a passenger who was holding the train door open for a friend as it prepared to leave Ringwood station, forcing the passenger […]

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Stripping Your Constitutional Rights: Miscarriages of Justice.

Rennie Gibbs is accused of murder and faces life in a Mississippi prison; the crime, with which she is charged, however, is no ordinary killing. At the age of 15, Gibbs became pregnant, but she lost the baby 36 weeks into the pregnancy in a stillbirth. On discovering that she had a cocaine habit – […]

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