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The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not "Am I really that oppressed?" but "Am I really that boring?"
The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panti-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, sto ...
The Miss America contest is ... the most perfectly rendered theater in our culture, for it so perfectly captures what we yearn for ...
Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age ...
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck
When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity--but ...
It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must la ...
Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
The spectacle of human beings fighting each other for whatever reason, including, at certain well-publicized times, staggering sum ...
In any case, raw aggression is thought to be the peculiar province of men, as nurturing is the peculiar province of women.... The ...
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