Pedophilia: The Most Difficult Discussion We Must Have

By James MacDonald When discussing the rights of sexual minorities, one is unlikely to challenge the tolerance of a progressive audience. For reasons that may at first appear obvious, this attitude does not generally extend to pedophilia. Then again, why should it? The truth is that pedophilia is significantly more complex than most people realise,…

Death Across Cultures

By Nicolette Campbell In the multicultural world of the 21st century we are, more than ever, exposed to the vast variety of our fellow human beings. We have the chance to observe the amazing differences in the foods we eat, the fashions we wear, and the holidays and traditions we observe. Yet one subject that…

The Erasure of Bisexuality in the Media

By James MacDonald There is a recurring gag in the satirical British cop show A Touch of Cloth, in which inspector Anne Oldman is forced to repeatedly remind her partner, Jack Cloth, that she is bisexual, not gay. The following is a typical exchange between the characters: Jack: So you’re gay? Anne: Bi, Jack. Jack:…

How Traveling Changed My Life

By Vegard Haugen I can only speak for myself, but I have met many other travelers who also confirm that traveling has a huge impact on one’s personality.  I know that I changed a lot during the year I hitchhiked from Norway to Morocco and back.  It was a gradual change in perception, priorities and…

Sometimes Divorce is the Right Answer!

By Vesna Barzut For the majority of people, divorce represents one of the greatest personal defeats.  Undoubtedly, divorce is a great source of stress not only for ex-spouses but also for others in their environment.  Nevertheless, as a personal crisis, divorce can also result in personal growth and improvement of one’s quality of life. The…

When Cultures Collide and Make Love!

By Ileana Martinez Along history, interracial marriage has been a matter of controversy and criticism. It was not until 1967 that the first-ever legal battle in the U.S Supreme Court occurred with the case of Loving V. Virginia that pursued rights for interracial marriages. Nowadays marriage between people of different races is quite common place.…