Right about now there are thousands if not millions of people all over the world who are lining up for the “new” Ipad. As some die-hard Apple fans started lining up yesterday morning, Apple shares peaked at an astounding $600 per share.
I’m pretty sure that you have heard this saying that “sex and violence” is what the audiences in the cinema are there for. The scene of one man being able to kill 200 faceless villains with a gun and the sexy scenes of male and female character just give us the thrills! Yet, there is always [...]
Last month, I wrote part of the following post in response to an online discussion I had with my friends regarding ‘gendered’ (what constitutes as ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’) presents for our Secret Santa gift exchange, and I think it would be worth sharing: Gender socialization, such as ‘pink’ for girls and ‘blue’ for boys, is [...]
The topic of ‘asexuality’ greatly intrigued me after reflecting on a guest lecture in my Sociology of Sexualities class (SOCI 369) about anti-homophobia and sex education in schools; the speaker mentioned that because sex and sexual desires are emphasized as the norm in sex education, discourse around asexuality (valuing romantic but not sexual relationships) is often ignored. I was [...]
There are many clever and innovative ways to measure, capture and illustrate the highlights of a single year. Here’s a retrospective account merely scratching the surface and outlining just some of the most talked about moments of 2011.