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August 9, 2015

A new class of sex worker is breaking all of the traditional stereotypes

August 9, 2015

There is not a single person who has been to South America who has not told everyone they have been to South America—not even the CEO of the New Zealand Freemasons

August 9, 2015

Want slightly cheaper cakes or discounted Resene wallpaper? Well, you’re in luck! All you need to do is overcome any motor skill limitations on “colouring in tiny circles at high speed” and join Mensa, the “genius club”, to enjoy these member benefits. What even is Mensa? Mensa is the oldest and largest “high IQ society” […]

August 9, 2015

On July 20 2015, over two years after veteran nurse Marianne Evers went public with allegations of concentration camp-like conditions in Australia’s asylum seeker detention centre in Nauru, an Australian Senate inquiry into the allegations of abuse at the centre conducted a final, chilling round of public hearings. Staff contracted by the Australian Government to […]

August 9, 2015

How many ways do you think there are to tie the average necktie? According to statistical physicist Thomas Fink, mathematically there are 85, based on shape, symmetry and the way in which the tie is laid at each point one ties the knot. Fink published his findings in The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie […]

August 9, 2015

Mother knows. Mother knows her daughter is beautiful. Mother knows these boys, shades of men, wound her heart and body. Aching from the search for love, lust and short term affection to temporarily assuage her soul and make up for a dad who was never there. She knows her daughter is beautiful. She is throbbing, […]

August 2, 2015

Disclaimer: this is my experience of being transgender as a Pakeha binary ftm (female-to-male) person. I do not speak for all transgender people, but these are challenges that I have observed and discussed with fellow transgender people. Binary transgender people have a choice when they start to pass. They can be open about their transgender […]

August 2, 2015

In my second year of high school I had shoulder length hair; some thought I liked metal music, others thought I wanted to be a girl.

August 2, 2015

It was the late 1940s, and some time after Ian Smith* moved to Wellington as a teenager from Hawera, in the rural and conservative Taranaki, he met the boyfriend he would live with for the next two years. When they met for the first time, they immediately hit it off. “It wasn’t a groundbreaking romance,” […]