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Posted in: Books teaching elementary school students about LGBTQ issues grab spotlight See in context

Why are people assuming this is sex based stuff that needs to be saved for sex ed?

It's for elementary school, boys and girls form bonds, and friendships and even the occasional hand holding, no one is up in arms about that.

I think this is aimed at educating about children who don't fit the standard gender roles. Those kids exists, and instead of ignoring them, providing some education about who they are, for themselves, as well as for their friends and peers, isn't going to hurt anyone. In a culture where everyone has a place, and fitting in is crucial, the more understanding there is, the better.

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Posted in: Hospital restages daughter’s wedding for bedridden father See in context

Nice story, good to read some happy news on here on occasion. However my wife read the Japanese article, she says the brides name is actually Erina.

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Posted in: U.S. assures Afghanistan probe under way after rogue soldier kills 16 Afghans See in context

The Canadians troops were there for so long and managed to avoid that kind of mess.

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Posted in: 3.11 - WHAT WERE YOU DOING THAT DAY? See in context

English Teacher, Canadian.

I was on the platform at shinjuku station. The whole station emptied onto the street, got a great picture for my local paper back home. I spent about 10 hours in shinjuku hunting for electrical outlets to charge my iPhone while trying to contact my wife, who unfortunately had a regular old keitai. Eventually I walked about 10 km to a friends house and stayed there. Long weird day, but for the Tokyo crowd it was nothing compared to the north.

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Posted in: Self-centered zombies running rampant through Japanese society See in context

It's funny, I never considered talking on the train in Toronto because there is no signal on the TTC.

I was surprised when my girlfriend told me I couldn't do it here.

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Posted in: Female part-timer at Sukiya robs own restaurant with hand saw See in context

Poor guy, I wonder if he saw it coming.

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Posted in: 6 arrested for drift racing in Chiba See in context

Check out the movie Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Pretty much explains it.

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Posted in: Paprika and Hell See in context

its a spice

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