Entries by B.J. Epstein from 04/2012

Shutting Windows: Against Cultural Boycotts

| Posted 04.05.2012 | Huffington Post

If we decide that cultural boycotting makes sense whenever we disagree with a particular group or don't like those people or their actions, then we are saying that we have no urge to learn, to gain access, to get closer. And how much have we lost then?

Talking Like a T***

| Posted 04.16.2012 | UK

On Graham Norton's TV show this past weekend, he interviewed actor Ewan McGregor. McGregor was talking about his most recent film role and the outfits he wore early in the film. That's when he said, in a self-deprecating tone of voice, "I looked like a t**t." Warning, this blog contains language which some may find offensive.

No Happy Endings: Holocaust Memorial Day and Children

| Posted 04.17.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day in the United States, so even though this day was commemorated in the UK on 27 January, it is worth pausing a moment to think about World War II. In particular, I am interested in how children are taught about it.

The 'Most Selfless Sexual Act': Anal Sex, Teenagers, Pegging and Literature

| Posted 04.30.2012 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: This blog contains adult content Of late, there have been a number of news stories about anal sex and in particular how it is becoming more common. You might wonder how private sexual acts are newsworthy, but there are a few reasons here.