The Heartbreak Of Not Having A Vagina | BORN DIFFERENT

KAYLEE MOATS: I’m still trying to accept myself, accept what I have and not dwell on it. KAYLEE MOATS: I was about 18 when I discovered I had MRKH, when I didn’t get my period but my 12-year-old sister did. We decided to go to the gynaecologist where they did an ultrasound and discovered I […]

Queer People 16-65 Talk About Identity | Cut

– [Presenter] What do you think the queer community will look like in 50 years? – We’re all just gonna be data by that point. So, I think that like, the sex can only get better. (ambient music) – [Presenter] How do you identify? – Ooh, what a loaded question? – As of right now, […]

Why We Pick Difficult Partners

Theoretically we are free to select the kind of person we love. We might have chosen someone else. We’re not being forced into this by social convention or match-making or dynastic imperatives. But in reality our choice is probably a lot less free than we imagine. Some very real constraints around whom we can love […]

Things It’s Best to Say in Latin

Latin sentences and sayings seem to be designed to be carved out of stone. This is a matter of their concision and weightiness. Because of its highly inflected grammatical structure, Latin uses far fewer words to express something that a non-inflected language such as English. Here are some of our favourite Latin sayings. “Veni, Vidi, […]

PHILOSOPHY – Hegel

Georg Friedrich Hegel was born in Stuttgart in 1770. Intellectually he was adventurous, but in externals, respectable, conventional, and proud of it. He ascended the academic tree and reached the top most branch, head of the University of Berlin, when he was sixty years old; he died the following year. Hegel wrote some very long […]

Suicide

On average, over 800,000 people kill themselves every year around the world. Suicide is the 15th leading cause of mortality accounting for some 1.5% of all deaths. More people die by suicide than are collectively murdered, die in traffic accidents, or are killed by animals. It remains entirely strange then that through the media we […]

Why We Go Off Sex

One of the great burdens which our Romantic culture has imposed upon long-term relationships is the idea that love and sexual fulfillment must always, if things are working as they should, fit neatly together. This beautiful and hugely convenient idea raises a passionate hope that over many years two people will not only like and […]

POLITICAL THEORY – Niccolò Machiavelli

We’re often appalled by how sly and dishonest many politicians are, but we shouldn’t be. In moods like this we need to remember and read the works of Niccolo Machiavelli. A late 15th century political advisor and political theorist who argued that we shouldn’t think that politicians are imoral and simply bad for lying and […]

PHILOSOPHY – René Descartes

René Descartes was a French 17th century philosopher, famous above all for saying ‘I think therefore I am’, but worthy of our attention for many reasons beyond this. What makes him stand out is that he was a fierce rationalist. In an age when many philosophers still backed up their arguments with appeals to God, […]

30 vs 1: Dating App in Real Life

This is a little intimidating, I’m not gonna lie like I’m gonna get like the shit beat out of me like This is gonna be weird. This is gonna be weird. I’ve used a couple, everything from Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, Bumble. I don’t think it’s weird to meet someone online I think it’s more […]