Category: Features

Good Ol’ Kiwi Racism

Good Ol’ Kiwi Racism

by / August 11, 2008 / [ 6 Comments ]

For much of New Zealand’s history, Chinese immigrants in New Zealand were treated appallingly by their host country. Facing discrimination from both the law and private citizens, and racism at every turn, Chinese were never made to feel welcome. But discriminatory restrictions were also made to regulate Chinese immigration, as though it were in itself [...]

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The Great Wellington SUBURB Review

The Great Wellington SUBURB Review

by / August 11, 2008 / [ 45 Comments ]

NEWTOWN…It’s kind of shit Newtown is inhabited mostly by students, immigrants and criminals. This serves as a winning combination of real diversity – not the hipster bullshit you often see in the city centre. Newtown is known as the ‘arm pit of Wellington’ by many Harbour City residents due to its derelict buildings, pungent stench [...]

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Does Cannabis Prohibition Work?

Does Cannabis Prohibition Work?

by / August 11, 2008 / [ 7 Comments ]

The drug legalisation debate is often conducted as if it depends upon whether a drug is essentially good or bad. In the case of cannabis, NORML will argue that the drug is ultimately safe, while Jim Anderton and Peter Dunne will tell you it’s just bad. This debate is fruitless, because lawmakers need to know [...]

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Neo-Burlesque

Neo-Burlesque

by / August 11, 2008 / [ 3 Comments ]

The old objectification cloaked in a veneer of chic? Over summer I went to a poetry night at the Mighty Mighty. My friend was reading his poetry and we turned up to support him. As we sat round sipping our CC and drys, I glanced around the room – it was the usual crowd – [...]

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Olympic Tyranny

by / August 11, 2008 / [ 14 Comments ]

Olympic Tyranny The Olympics have long been the destroyer of nations, the crusher of souls and the taker of lives. The early Olympiads were merely hilarious prolonged brutal orgies, in which naked men would grapple and attack each other in a wacky sexually violent bloodbath. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Political Correctness: Creationism

Political Correctness: Creationism

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

In last week’s column, I told you about how I like to dress up in a French maid’s outfit and get spanked by an elderly gentleman who rubs his scrotal psoriasis on my nipples. This week I’m going to give you the lowdown on the important issue of Creationists. Are they too offensive? Or are [...]

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Bifurious and Sex Positive

Bifurious and Sex Positive

by / August 4, 2008 / [ 42 Comments ]

I KISSED AN UNGENDERED PERSON AND I LIKED IT- IN A NONMONOGAMOUS TOTALLY QUEER AND THREATENING TO FAMILY VALUES MANNER. All too often the queer community are pressured, by the mainstream but also by their peers, into assimilating into a containable, ‘acceptable’ queer identity.Rachael Wright fucks some shit up, and asks the question: is it [...]

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No Straight Answer – The Partial Defence of Provocation

by / August 4, 2008 / [ 8 Comments ]

The partial defence of provocation is still a powerful defence in New Zealand’s criminal law. The defence has come under heavy criticism for its use as an excuse for homophobia, hetero-normativism and hate crimes. Conrad Reyners investigates these allegations, and asks the question – is the existence of provocation still justified? Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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Transgengered Toilets: Why does it hurt when I pee?

Transgengered Toilets: Why does it hurt when I pee?

by / August 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

It is amazing the people you meet in toilets. People go to toilets for so many different reasons. They might be nervous. They might be angry. They might be full of shit. I’m quite discerning about my toilets. I don’t go to them if there are holes in the walls between cubicles. I don’t go [...]

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Third Year Blues

Third Year Blues

by / July 28, 2008 / [ 18 Comments ]

Bright eyed and bushy tailed with a smile that could only be the wonderful anticipation of a new adventure. Wellington seems like a city alive with art and difference rather than pretension and crazy bums. Oh first years, you are all so damn cute. Enjoy your naïve idealism while it lasts. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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