Youth has no age -Pablo Picasso
On China’s attempt at creating compulsory Chinese patriotism classes in Hong Kong
"The proposal has echoes of a controversial teaching manual produced earlier this year that praised the Chinese Communist Party as progressive, selfless and united while criticising US-style democracy for creating distress for its citizens.
Has anyone read 1984? This sounds very familiar.
My question, exactly
“At a time when a majority of Chinese people do not wish to be born a Chinese in the next life and hope to escape communist rule, why would anyone who already live in a free and democratic nation like Taiwan be willing to be annexed by China and ruled by a communist party?” Koh, Taiwan’s ex-envoy to Japan.
Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…