Posts tagged "china"

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

8 Things That Happened to Us While Dating Abroad

When we met at college, little did we know that between the two of us, we would spend the next few years living in five different countries (U.S., France, China, Australia and England)  on four different continents . Naturally, when we made our initial moves, our heads were full of images of exotic foreign men and exciting adventures. But, a…

True Story: My Memoir Pissed Off A Male Book Reviewer

When I started writing my memoir, Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong, I began networking with authors who wrote books set in Asia. I imagined developing solid friendships with a group of supportive authors. There’s a Chinese saying, huxiang bangzhu. It means "mutually helping one another." That’s what I…
By: Susan Blumberg-Kason / July 12, 2014

Meet China’s Hands-Free Sperm Extractor Machine (For The Times When A Regular Handjob Won’t Do)

File this one under "Things I Had To Check Weren't A Clickhole Post First": hospitals in China have machines to extract sperm. The hands-free gizmos are used by urology departments to manually pump out semen through a "massage pipe" when extracting it the, ummm, normal way doesn't work anymore. Apparently it is used for sperm…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2014

Terrible News: Baby Pandas Will Not Be Predicting The World Cup

You're breaking my heart! Just weeks after a panda conservation center announced that pandas would predict the results of the 2014 World Cup a la Paul the octopus, today we learn the plan is no more. Three baby pandas reportedly would have predicted the winner based on which country'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2014

College Student Turns His Study Abroad Into A 100-Day Dance Party Across China

When Dartmouth student Jake Gaba left for his study abroad program in China, he wasn't content to just study Mandarin, learn about the culture, and snap a few Instagram photos. He wanted to document his journey through dance. So he put on a pair of egregious rainbow board shorts, queued up some Bruno Mars, and shook…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 21, 2014

Have You Seen Pearl The Missing Pig?

Pearl the pig, the adorable local celebrity of China's Tiananmen Square, is missing! Pearl became an internet sensation when she caught the eye of photographer Zeng Zhi on her daily walk around the square last week. His photos of Pearl went viral, but that fame has come with a price -…
By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2013

Poor Justin Bieber Needed To Be Carried Up The Great Wall Of China

Did Justin Bieber learn absolutely nothing from his interventional tête-à-tête with Zach Galifianakis last week? Yesterday's visit to the Great Wall of China was a fantastic opportunity for the ol' Biebs to score a bit of cultural enlightenment — hell, maybe the experience could even serve to humble the bratty pop star.
By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

Chinese Zoo Tries To Pass Off Dog As A Lion

Talk about cowardly. The Luohe zoo in the Chinese province of Henan is in trouble after it reportedly tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion. The dog, pictured, was placed in a cage labeled "African lion," but the zoo's visitors figured out something was amiss when they heard the animal, which…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2013

Chinese Professor Thinks “To Rape A Bargirl Does Less Harm Than To Rape A Good Woman”

The ongoing trial of Li Tianyi, a 17-year-old boy accused of participating in the gang rape of a woman in Beijing, spurred some vomit-inducing comments from Yi Yanyou, a professor at Tsinghua University. As the blog Shanghaiist reported, in defending the accused rapist, Yanyou posted to his Weibo account that since “a bargirl, a dancing…
By: Mary Odell / July 27, 2013

China Says To Go See Your Parents … Or Else

A lot of parents play the guilt card if you don't visit enough. You never write! You never call, either! But China will actually fine you or throw you in jail for not stopping by to visit Mom and Dad. The country is having some pretty big problems with its population: as the number of…
By: Mary Odell / July 2, 2013

Warning: Sex Against Windows May Result In Death

Honestly, this should go without saying, but apparently one couple in China did not see the danger in having sex against a glass window. The glass they were having sex against evidently gave way and the two tragically plummeted to their untimely deaths. Voyeuristic concerns aside, we're not sure that having sex against a window…
By: The Frisky / July 1, 2013

FYI, Happy Ending Massages Are Totally Legal In China

Back in college -- this was the late '90s mind you -- I had a friend who had a friend who who got a massage somewhere in Chinatown that ended with the masseur giving her an orgasm. I never met this girl or talked to her directly, but I accepted this story as truth because…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 30, 2013

Chinese Women Are Reportedly Wearing These Hairy Stockings To Fend Off Perverts

See those dark, hairy gams and the suspiciously smooth feet attached to them? If a recent wave of internet stories are to be believed, those furry legs are actually a pair of stockings marketed to young women in China as an "anti-pervert" device. Some news outlets are reporting that the hairy stockings aren't…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2013

China Says Bras Can Help You Cheat?

Things I wish I knew in high school: my bra was a clandestine cheating machine. I wore those AAs every single day, but somehow its stealthy secrets eluded my wide-eyed naivety. Alas, “education chiefs” (not sure exactly what those are) in northeast China have outsmarted adolescent girls yet again. They’re nipping our deceitful ways in the…
By: Alyson Penn / June 9, 2013

Beijing Police Suggest Women Avoid Miniskirts To Prevent Sexual Harassment

The story is always the same: officials find it too hard to tell men to control themselves and not sexually harass women, so they place the responsibility and blame on women instead. In this instance, Chinese police have asked women to refrain from wearing revealing clothing on buses or subways. According to China Daily ,“Women should not…
By: Mary Odell / June 6, 2013

Chinese Zookeepers Dress As Animals In Simulated Zoo Escape

How do you beat a panda or rhinoceros at its own game? If you're zookeepers at the Taiyuan Zoo in China's Shanxi Province, you dress up in furry costumes and pretend to be zoo creatures. Keepers at Taiyuan participated in a drill where one staff member portrayed an escaped bear. (Think: More furry sex party,…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2013

Dogs In Pantyhose Is Something A Cat Would Never Stand For

When I think about what might happen if I tried to put a pair of support hose on Colonel Mustard, well, it would not end well. Apparently putting pantyhose on dogs is something of a mini-trend in China. Sorry dogs of China, but these photos manage to meet at the crossroads of hilarious and weird…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 7, 2013

Chinese Woman Stages Her Own Funeral While Alive So She Could “Enjoy It”

A lot of people are curious about what it might be like at their own funeral. Who'd show up? What would they say? Would there be fondue at the wake? Important questions that most of us will never be able to answer. Except for Chinese student Zeng Jia, who staged her own friggin' funeral while…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 3, 2013

Can We Please Just Let Dogs Be Dogs?

Jessica sent me a link to an article about a trend in China where people dye their dog's fur to look like another animal, probably thinking I would find it cute. But I don't and let me tell you why. Okay, sure, I'll start off by acknowledging that there is obviously something cute about a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2013
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