Exploring Race in Australia: ‘All Asians look the same.’

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There’s an episode of the cringe-y show Two and a half men where Charlie Sheen’s character is trying to pick up these two Asian women. But because they’re sooo identical, he sneakily uses… Continue reading

I am not your Asian fetish.

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In my first year of university, on one of those rare occasions where I decided it would be a fun idea to go somewhere with sticky floors, dim lighting and $11 beers, I… Continue reading

You’re doing Arts? So when did you decide to become a waitress?

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“Arts? Oh. Well. And you do think that’s useful?” Even my friend’s practiced British politeness couldn’t cover up his disdain. Social etiquette forbade me from thrusting a boiled potato up his nose. I… Continue reading

You’re probably wrong

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Thucydides (with a stony-looking expression on his face) Philosophers have been aware of what we today know as “the confirmation bias” for thousands of years. A Greek by the name of Thucydides (why… Continue reading

Not Today: Inside a suicidal mind.

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Suicide is a concept and issue that is widely talked about these days, though it still seems to be something that very few people can actually comprehend. Many people believe that a person… Continue reading

Lena Dunham on Girls: A new kind of nudity.

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Trigger warning: Nudity and sexual references. HBO’s Girls provides us with one of the most thought provoking representations of the female body on mainstream television. Cellulite, small breasts, stomach rolls, thighs that touch. Bodies that exist outside… Continue reading

The Weight and the Wait: reading about detention over a belly full of person

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The plight of asylum seekers seems even uglier when you’re reading about it over a huge belly.

King of the Smoke Room

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Everyone is somehow
on first-name-terms with Marley,
despite never having heard
of the word “Rastafari”.

Abbott’s Australia: A Rhyming Rant

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Populist politics, Men in blue ties Election lies. Xenophobia/Homophobia, Cory Bernardi’s visions of theocracy ‘Gay sex is like bestiality’ The conservative revolution, The PNG solution, Budgie smugglers/people smugglers Vaginas as a political agenda,… Continue reading

You’re Not In Love, You’re Being Stupid

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It’s so frustrating when you have smart friends (yes I do have those companion-like things) and they give you wonderful advice (most of the time) but they are utterly incapable of taking it… Continue reading

‘Popping the cherry’: Is virginity real?

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Cherries, Flowers, V-Plates.. we all know the euphemisms. Growing up, I remember virginity being discussed everywhere. It was in every bad American high school show, the sealed sections in Dolly/Cosmo Magazine (which I… Continue reading

A letter to the friend I’ve hated for most of my life

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“I have been a terrible friend to you over the years, and the time has come for me to say sorry.”

PSA: Please Stop Asking Me What I’m Doing With My Life, It’s Freaking Me Out

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The above statement applies to quite a few people at my age/stage. We’re in our twenties, we’re quite possibly about to finish our degrees, and the money shot, the one question everyone keeps… Continue reading

Porn vs. Reality

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Trigger warning: Graphic discussions of sex. I’m not opposed to the idea of porn. I’m all for sex positivity, and theoretically, porn is an outlet for sexual expression and an aid to masturbation-… Continue reading

Tales from Ceylon

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So I’m in Sri Lanka, although I keep calling it Ceylon because my parents still live the imperial dream. Thanks Dad. This post is about how white, pretentious young things, a bit like… Continue reading