How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Dismiss Radical Feminism

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Dismiss Radical Feminism – Quillette

My advice on feminist issues is seldom – oh, all right – never requested. The recent, shall we say, clusterfuck over at New Matilda has ended my usual reticence.

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On Afghanistan and Indifference

Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – Writer’s Edit

And The Mountains Echoed surpasses Hosseini’s other novels, from a literary standpoint and by its ability to illuminate and make real Afghanistan’s modern history. If you want to know Afghanistan – that is, know more than each day’s revised body count – imaginative literature might just more closely resemble real life

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Spiritual Self-Improvement and its Discontents

What I learned at my own funeral – The Big Smoke

In an effort to feel something, the spiritually inept Timothy Cootes recently attended his own fake funeral. This is a service offered to the pilgrims at Happy Dying, a Buddhist learning centre in Seoul, South Korea.

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