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The Pentagon will hold its first ever Pride Month Event on June 26. Should we all be saying, "Yippee!"?
The summer of the modest swimsuit
| 24 June 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
This summer, for the first time in my life, the one-piece bathing suit is popular!
Mildred D. Taylor’s Short Stories
| 24 June 2012 | READING MATTERS |
Mildred Talyor has written several books based on her family's history.
A growing socioeconomic divide between parents
| 23 June 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
A New York Times blogger raises interesting questions this week about the effect on us all of the growing socioeconomic divide between parents. That is, more and more educated, well off woman will just be becoming mothers as their less…
Pictures in a cave
Are the earliest rock paintings older than we think? And does this mean Homo sapiens owes his ancestors more respect?
Obama ally turns back, again
Sr. Carol Keehan and the very large Catholic Health Association network were instrumental in helping President Obama get the contentious health care overhaul passed. But his HHS mandate issued in January was a push too far, and they objected along…
Cherie Blair to full-time mums: “Get to work”
It seldom comes out quite as blatant as this, but the UK’s ex top mummy, Cherie Blair, has been scolding young women who want to be full-time mothers for their lack of ambition and independent spirit.
Mothers: young, old, married, unmarried
A US government report shows that pregnancy rates for women in their early 20s dropped nearly 18 per cent between year 2000 and 2008 while rates for women in their 40s have jumped 65 per cent.
Our Expanding Population
| 21 June 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
A report highlights the link between global obesity and pressures on food security.
Wrongful conviction: lessons from the Chamberlain case
The dingo did take Azaria Chamberlain. The criminal justice system does get it wrong, each error bearing its own human cost.
Are close family ties bad for the economy?
Today’s post provides a sort of commentary on our last one about Italy. It’s about the relationship between family culture and the labour market.
Reliable Germans vs foxy Italians?
It’s time to take a closer look at the clichés which dominate coverage of the Euro-crisis.
The futility of European elections
The results of the recent Greek election are indecisive, but they represent how shaky the consensus on the Eurozone is.
What’s behind our girl-harming culture?
| 20 June 2012 | FEATURES |
A professional body tackles the issue of the sexualisation of girls but fails miserably to diagnose the cause.
The latest trend in comic books—gay superheroes
Why are the publishers of major comic books turning some of their superheroes into gay icons?
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