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In the U.S., the bride and her parents are expected to pay for the wedding, the gown, and to be in charge of the wedding arrangements.  However, in China it is the opposite. Instead, grooms are expected to pay a “bride price” – ordinarily $10,000 – often alongside purchasing an apartment and a car.  A more traditional and old-fashioned practice, these wedding standards are taking over China and redefining marital practices, affecting both Chinese men and women. NPR reporter Louisa Lim associates this new market-place marriage...
Goldengrove is a Brooklyn-based collection of handmade wax castings by Maggie Cross. (Yep, she makes all of these herself!) The pieces are inspired by Victorian mourning and Oddfellows imagery. We just adore how subtly romantic and pretty these things are. And here's the best part: they are made using only recycled metals and ethically sourced stones. Visit Goldengrove at... BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular and Food Fair @ DUMBOSaturday, May 4, 11AM-6PMManhattan Bridge Archway and Pearl Street Plaza, Brooklyn, NYFree admission! ...
When we think of domestic violence, the image that most often comes to mind is that of an aggressive male perpetrator and a beaten female victim.  However, the American Journal of Public Health’s most recent large-scale study of domestic violence shows that in reality, women are actually more often the perpetrators. Analyzing data gathered from 11,370 respondents, researchers found that “half of [violent relationships] were reciprocally violent.  In non-reciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more that 70% of the cases.” Out of all the respondents,...
Here’s a Facebook page that’s worth liking: The Kurd Men for Equality campaign. Kurdish men in Iran started the campaign in response to what they believed to be misogyny in a local court case.  A man who was convicted of domestic abuse was forced to parade the streets in a dress and hijab, the traditional women’s clothing, as public humiliation. To express their disapproval of the judge’s degradation of women, local men began posting photos of themselves in women’s clothing, with the message “Being a woman...
Cat videos are awesome.  But a cat dressed as a shark?  On a Roomba? Chasing a duck?  This is maybe the cutest, strangest, and funniest thing ever.  And did I mention the dog dressed as a hammerhead shark at the end? Whoever thought to costume and stage this insanity is brilliant.  Check out the video below and prepare to have your mind blown by this hilarious cuteness.  Image via: Today   ...
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