Month: March 2014

Women as “healthy distractions”

Public opinion is divided on whether this poster is truly offensive, with some railing against dissenters for their moralistic diatribe (what’s wrong with portraying the innocuous reality of our gymming culture?) and others expressing their support for AWARE’s open letter. A… Read More ›

The Boxer uprising and imperial support

“In 1900, the Boxers were vowed to the support of the throne and to the destruction of foreigners, yet there is reason to believe that their aim had previously been ‘anti-dynastic’.” (Victor Purcell, 1963) Considering the imperial support that the… Read More ›