MercatorNet Weekly Update
This week's focus is on fashion. Rachael Patterson asks why
teen magazines are sending harmful messages to their readers
and Guiomar Barbi reflects on her last trip to Miami. There's
lots more, too, on a variety of topics.
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By James Franklin
An Australian philosopher ruthlessly dissects the logic of
Darwin and his followers.
SCHOOLS WITHHOLD SAD FACTS ABOUT GAY LIFE
By Rick Fitzgibbons
Teachers are being irresponsible when they teach that homosexuality
is a healthy lifestyle.
CONVERSING WITH ISLAM
By Martyn Drakard
There are potholes of misunderstanding on both sides of the road
to dialogue with Muslims, as this conversation with a Kenyan student makes clear.
MARRIAGE: STILL IN DEMAND
By Jennifer Roback Morse
For the first time married couples are a minority of all
FOCUS ON FASHION
LET'S BEAT THE DOLLY SYNDROME
By Rachael Patterson
Teen magazines continue to propagate a damaging message to
girls about their abilities and self-worth.
AUDREY HEPBURN, WHERE ARE YOU IN OUR HOUR OF NEED?
By Guiomar Barb
There's nothing like a weekend in Miami to remind you that
most bodies look better in clothes.
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THE PROMISE OF SINGLE-SEX SCHOOLS
The US Department of Education says it's no longer
discrimination. | Wall Street Journal
PORTUGUESE STRIKES BACK
More people speak than French, German, Italian or Japanese.
Stand up and be proud. | New York Times
Even the holiest men and women were not always
thus. | Wall Street Journal
Well, just get over it. Stress is bogus and illogical,
says Angela Patmore. | Spiked
WE'RE ALL BIG BABIES
Why is society infantilising us? | London Telegraph
COUNTING ON SELF-ESTEEM
Aiming to make kids feel good about maths may lower their
scores. | Washington Post
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