Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sex Trafficking: Men Who Hate Women

Eugen von Blaas 1904 The Flirtation Oil on Panel

Sex Trafficking: Men Who Hate Women “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead (Author, Anthropologist) What drives the male penis or the insurmountable arrogance of violence, the despicable greed, the beautiful struggle and ugly outcome? The pain-staking…

Do I Eat Vagina? (hilarious language clash)

Kokomyun 꼬꼬면 by Wilkine Brutus

Do I Eat Vagina? (kokomyun 꼬꼬면?) Language clashes can be a hilarious experience abroad. It’s always important to take things lightly and experience every aspect of traveling and learning languages. For the most part, if you already know two languages, switching back and forth while learning a third can be challenging and fun. In this…

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Credit: dragontattoo-movie.co.uk

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo It’s astonishing how the elements of the world stride in unison. While researching human trafficking for my next article, Sony released a new trailer for the film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a three-picture film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s, Millennium Trilogy. Stieg Larsson was a Swedish journalist and…

2011 Chuseok Video

Chuseok Feast by Joseph Steinberg

Chuseok (추석) Chuseok (추석) is a 3-day holiday in South Korea that celebrates the harvest. Koreans venture on a mass exodus to ancestral homes. A huge family feast is prepared, similar to Thanksgiving. Rice wines such as sindoju and dongdongju are extremely common along with songpyeon, a traditional type of food usually reserved for Chuseok.…

9 11 Generation: A Brave New World

September 2011 montage by UpstateNYer

9 11 Generation: brave new world “Community, Identity, Stability” – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Overall, I definitely have a more utopian view of life, but during the 9/11 attacks, dystopian attitudes emerged and I had to brace myself for the changes to come. In 2001, I was a junior at Forest Hill High school…