Language is a weird thing. It’s external but also integral to our human psyche. By the time you’ve learned to speak, you become situated, recognizably to all including yourself, in the world. But if language has such a formational functionality, it must mean that when we learn a second language, we are to some extent
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Music has always been my passion since I started taking piano lessons at 10. I got my first Mac (the rounded, classic CRT iMac!) at 14 in 1999 and started making music on it. I was once in a surf music band playing tenor sax. Now I’m mostly back to computer music and creating J-Pop-
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There is a growing number of educators, public speakers, workshop organizers etc. who publicly talk about LGBTQ issues. But not all of them are good. In this video I share with you some common mistakes those people make in their lectures/workshops, and explain why they are wrong.
There’s a debate on whether homosexuality is a preference or orientation. But is one better than the other? Let’s take a moment to go back in history to see how the idea of homosexuality was born.
While a gay YouTuber in the US asks his fans to donate money to an anti-LGBT bullying charity, YouTube Japan is filled with homophobic content like “let’s go inside a gay bathhouse” and stuff. In this video I invite Kody, born in Japan and currently residing in the UK, to talk with me about the
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I have always been sick of the born-this-way rhetoric that mainstream gay activism has so proudly spread all over the U.S. I don’t have anything against those who were born gay or born whatever, but feeling that one was born gay and saying so are two different things.
Pornography Chico Masak (CGS staff, CM) What would you say your stand on pornography is? Prof. Chalidaporn (SC) I think we should look at pornography as a form of sexual fantasy, which each individual should have the right in their private time to enjoy. But the problem is, when you look at pornography in detail,
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