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Japan, Geisha Culture and Women

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One of the popular introductory books on Japan and feminism is Arthur Golden’s novel Memoirs of a Geisha. It paints a brilliant, albeit fictionalized portrait of the geisha world of tedious fashion, the pressure of…

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From Purple to Black

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She sat in front of the mirror, gazing at herself, observing the colors changing. She knew those marks, they seemed very familiar to her, each with a different story and a different day. She touched…

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SPOILT INNOCENCE

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“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” ~Elizabeth Lawrence Perhaps with what in the wake of recent…

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There Is No Better Time

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Just recently, I overheard my mother while she was in a conversation with one of her friends as they tried operating the laptop to view some pictures. Not aware that I had entered the house,…

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THE WIFE WITHOUT A HUSBAND

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Robert Frost once said “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Yet to think that someone’s life must come to a dolorous state simply because someone they…

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Like a Girl

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“Hey John…stop running like a girl and come over here” “Hey, don’t look at the mirror like you are girl “ “Stop crying like a girl….!” These are things not uncommon to our day to…

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