Archive | August, 2011

Macho Jesus: The new muscle of the Church

Move over, Chuck Norris. There’s a new action hero in town. The 2,000-year-old Messiah has undergone a makeover. No longer the ‘gentle Jesus, meek and mild’ – the mild feminised version of himself that has been so popular in artistic representations for so long: Jesus has gone ‘kick-ass’. A new version of theology is on the rise […]

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Graphic sheep cruelty in Turkish abattoirs, not everyone cares

Footage of Australian sheep tethered by a leg and flailing before their throats were cut and others left alive staggering with knife wounds in Turkish abattoirs has been aired by activists. Animals Australia filmed cows, in an abattoir where Australian cattle are slaughtered, strung up by a leg, writhing, with their throats only partially slit. […]

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Let’s Talk About Race Baby: White History [2/4]

In the first article in this series I introduced the rising phenomenon of the of the self-loathing white person.  Basically, a white person who believes white people ought to feel guilty for being white because they somehow need to bare the shame for all of the atrocious things white people have allegedly done to non-whites.  […]

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Erotic Capital: A Sexual Free Market

Women! If you want to be popular and successful, learn to exploit your erotic capital. That’s right. Cash in on your assets. This is the crux of a recent book by Catherine Hakim, a sociologist at the London School of Economics. Her book, entitled Honey Money, carries the subtitle, “The world smiles at good-looking people, […]

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Unlike: Facebook’s ‘Like’ button declared illegal

Not everyone likes the ‘Like’ button. In fact, one part of Germany officially unlikes it. Or rather, they un-Gefällt mir. The ubiquitous social plugin that has increasingly changed the way individuals and businesses reference the word itself in online culture, has been found in violation of Germany’s strict privacy laws and banned in (so far) […]

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