Posts by Lexi Kuo

10 porn moves that don’t work

Womens’ orgasms are not given the priority they deserve. Western, heterosexual sex culture is heavily biased toward the penis-possessing counterparts. This bias takes many forms. It’s visible in all forms of mass media. It’s also visible in societal attitudes, in the ways that sex is discussed in classrooms and in day-to-day life. Perhaps the most…

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Dog is the new cow

Barbecues are an important summer tradition for many. But Barbecues ain’t cheap. What if there was an alternative to dropping $45 on a steak, and this alternative was free? There is. His name is Fido. He’s probably running around your backyard at this very moment, tail wagging, tongue flopping. Locally sourced, ethically raised and free…

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The Great Firewall

王羿杰, Yijie Wang Chinese students at Dal mostly hang out with other Chinese. Some believe it’s inevitable to form a clique with exclusively Chinese. People feel more comfortable with those who are similar in language and background. This creates a distinct culture, which is seemingly detached from the rest of the campus. But this doesn’t…

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Hijab hijacking

Western feminism enthusiastically points to the hijab as the ultimate manifestation of women’s oppression.   Replace the word hijab with heels. When it comes to heels, western feminism is not so quick to judge.   Heels are not the most functional shoe. Balancing the majority of your body weight on a couple of square inches of toe…

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Pro-life deal breaker

Relationships are more interesting when you don’t agree about everything. Opposites attract.   Arguments over what shows to watch, or what to make for dinner can be adorable and fun. Arguments about a women’s right to choose and the “sanctity of life” are not adorable and fun.  Being pro-life needs to be a definite red flag for all heterosexual women. Not the…

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Price of paradise

As the cold, wet, miserable reality of the winter semester settles in, let us close our eyes and imagine ourselves in paradise. Legs outstretched on a comfy pool chair. Mojito in hand. The warm sun beating down, accompanied by the mellow vibes of live music. This may sound like a distant dream, but this could…

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The shunning of Matt Damon 

Matt Damon has come under fire by most of the feminist community for comments he made in an interview on ABC News in December when he stated that sexual assault is on a “spectrum.” That, “there’s a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape.”    There seems to be some confusion about why the feminist community has shunned Damon in his apparently well-intentioned support…

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Living a feminist lifestyle 

Feminism as a political movement asks difficult questions. These questions probe the idea of equality, namely how close our current society is to achieving it, and what else needs to be done on political and social fronts to close the remaining gap.    Feminism as a philosophy asks questions that are even more difficult. These questions aim to uncover the…

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Censoring the arts

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is an exploration of and into the cultural, historical, and political landscape of China.   It will be the largest exhibition of this topic to ever take place in North America; the exhibition opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Oct. 6, and three major works, including the exhibition highlight, titled Theater of the…

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A celebration of oppression

Thanksgiving: the tale of the Plymouth Pilgrims, who sailed across the Atlantic in 1620 with the hopes of finding wealth, land, and religious freedom amongst the promising shores of the New World. The Pilgrims’ landing was a perilous one, and most passengers chose the endure their first New World winter from the safety of their…

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