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The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

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…

Jessica Pan And Rachel Kapelke-Dale |

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…

Susan Blumberg-Kason |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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,…

Jessica Wakeman |

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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…

Claire Hannum |

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’

Rachel Krause |

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…

Julie Gerstein |

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…

Mary Odell |

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…

Mary Odell |

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…

The Frisky |

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…

Ami Angelowicz |

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

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.

Alyson Penn |

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…

Mary Odell |

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…

Julie Gerstein |

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…

Julie Gerstein |

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?

Julie Gerstein |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |