Suggestion Saturday: April 14, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comics and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

A Man and His Hummingbird. Start with one injured baby hummingbird. Add a concerned human. Mix well. Serve immediately.

How to Start a Fire. This is exactly what it sounds like. I don’t know why I found it so interesting. Maybe it’s because I’ve only ever tried to build a fire once (and failed miserably)?

Don’t Hold Hands Until Marriage. I grew up in a rural, midwestern community that believed in abstinence-only sex education. The sex ed curriculum was worse than useless – it actually taught us some horrifically inaccurate things about sex and relationships. For example, we learned that condoms have holes in them large enough for HIV to pass through. We learned that men and boys are only nice until a woman or girl has sex with them; as soon as they get what they’re looking for they’ll leave you. Words like pleasure, orgasm, clitoris, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered weren’t part of the curriculum.

Now students are being taught that it’s not ok to even kiss or hug one another. When will it end?

Humanoid Cartoons. How various species of animals reproduce. Hint: it’s not always as simple as you’d assume.

What have you been reading?


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2 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: April 14, 2012

  1. Twyseschoch

    Wounded I am more awake, by esad boskailo. Excellent book, written by one of my collegues. About the horror he lived through in Bosnia. You can find it on amazon.

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