It’s a pretty good way to pass the time from Brooklyn to midtown. I spent my childhood surrounded by black and brown kids, but when I got to high school, suddenly everyone around me was white.
And on those rare occasions a white boy kissed me in the copy-machine room at our high school, or when a white boy told me over the phone he had a crush on me, the acknowledgement made me feel chosen. The white boys I grew up with were cool: They rode their skateboards on private property. White men have preoccupied me my whole life, from the schoolyard to the subway, but these days I’m seeing them differently.
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We as a society are becoming more progressive, and since the start of the feminist movement in the 1960’s and 70s we have come a long way when it comes to gender roles and gender stereotypes.
A majority of you would have imagined the man walking up to the woman.◊♦◊In most cultures, the expectation of a man approaching a woman has been so ingrained that we have events or special days when those behavioural scripts are flipped.
Sadie Hawkins Day is a special day, the same Sadie Hawkins Events are considered special events where women break the social conventions of dating. Researchers have used this unique idea through the use of speed dating.
This may explain why we are so clueless at what we are doing in bed, but we act like we know. Some people turn into a completely different person when they are drunk.
If you’ve been Japan for more than 5 seconds and had any interaction with the opposite sex here, you’ll no doubt have already experienced some “Lost in translation” style mishaps from smashing against the language barrier and cultural differences.
Japanese culture is at times pretty much the exact reverse of western culture.
How can you tell if a girl/guy likes you in a country where ‘yes’ can mean ‘no’?
It's nice to hear nothing but your lover's breath against the backdrop of the evening or early morning.
It's peaceful to lie in someone's arms in the dark with great music or even the low buzz of the TV (although that tends to distract me) in the background.