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Robyn Urback on 'Crop Top Day': Rejecting the dress code was my Vietnam. Then I grew up

In the midst of the annual battle of the dress codes — a relatively new springtime struggle that sees high school students retaliate against their school’s warm-weather outfit rules — I find myself at a curious existential crossroad. 929 more words

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Marriage, or what's left of it....

Equal rights for homosexual couples to get married is not “the end of marriage”.

The traditional understanding of marriage (one man, one woman, exclusive and faithful for life) transcended all manner of divisions by which we human beings normally divide ourselves (race, culture, nation, language, religion, etc). 501 more words

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I Am More Than Tits and Ass in a Form-Fitting Dress

It was recently brought to my attention that a parent at my school found my work attire objectionable. I immediately thought it was because my tattoos were showing – I have a half-sleeve on my right arm and the start of another half-sleeve on my left arm, in addition to tattoos across my upper back and behind my ears. 499 more words

Education

giants (haibun)

She’d lingered at the creek as long as she could – until the streets called her home.  She wandered, letting the scenery direct her path:  left, where a crow scolded from the pines; right, where a chipmunk ducked into the ivy.   232 more words

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There's an App for That: Hysteria Over Technology-Fueled STDs?

I am pretty sure some people – who either ought to know better, or should keep their mouths shut – do not understand the difference between “correlation” and “causation”.  1,922 more words

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FIFA is falling apart

If you are having a bad day, just think about how FIFA’s day has gone. You wake up in your hotel in Switzerland room preparing for a big conference full of board elections and then the FBI comes crashing in to arrest 14 of your members. 836 more words

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