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Archive for February, 2014

Sex in Your Culture »

Dear Bearcats, We would like to welcome our new contributors Jason Wu from China and Haruka Takahashi from Japan! To introduce the WWN’s sexiest topic yet: Sex in your culture. This topic is extremely important and is being talked about worldwide. In addition, sex is controversial and a taboo in several cultures. Social constructs around […]

Gender or Sex? »

Hi all, Hope you are looking forward to reading my article. This topic is kind of hard for me to talk about in public. But maybe we need to talk about it sometime and think about it seriously even in public. I will tell you “How socially acceptable is sex?” and “How does it affect […]

Sexuality in China »

Hi, folks. I am Jason Wu, an international exchange student from Xiamen University in China. Xiamen is regarded as the “garden on the sea” which is one of the most popular traveling destinations in China. Sunny weather, blue sky and clean beach are my favorite. This topic totally scared me when first saw it. I […]

Teenage Pregnancy in Japan »

Teenage pregnancy rate in Japan is 4%! Surprisingly, Japan has the lowest teenage pregnancy rate in the world according to unicef. Before I looked it up, I thought it must be higher that it is because I think sex education in Japan is not enough.The only time when I got sex education was at schools which are […]

Sex in Russia »

Privet, friends! So, normally I try to bring a personal connection into my WWN articles, but I doubt that when you scrolled to this entry today, you were intent on hearing details of my sex life ;). Instead, let’s look into Russian views of sex and sexuality as they exist today.

Adolescent Pregnancy in Colombia: A Public Health Issue »

My house in Medellín is located right next to the hospital in which all the pregnant women who have access to the social health program – which is basically focused on providing health benefits to the people with less economic resources in the country – go in order to receive antenatal, childbirth and postnatal care. […]

C’est la vie! »

French are very relaxed when it comes to talk about sex. I don’t mean that we like to exhibit our personal experience, simply that generally, this subject is not taboo. Just look at the recent revelations concerning Francois Hollande, the French president, who had an affair with an actress, cheating on his long-term partner. 77% […]

Ecuador: con las marcas del catolicismo »

Giggling nervously over films where naked people are shown is common in high school classrooms in Ecuador, as well as in some college level classrooms. Ecuador is a Catholic country as a result of the Spanish tradition. From colonial times up until Ecuador became a republic, Catholic religion was imposed as the only and true […]

I think I can say some about sex in China… »

What’s up y’all! I was looking forward to this topic for a while because it’s always funny to see how people react to sex. First thing I want to say is that sex is talked about nowadays in China, at least among young people. I never get it why people of the same age of […]

Piropos »

Ten years ago while I was still living in Bolivia, my friends and me we used to meet every Saturday at the main plaza of Cochabamba city. The main plaza is located at the heart of the city. Around the plaza there are many shops, restaurants with beer gardens, ice cream stores, pizza places, music […]

Global Grooves »

Welcome back dear Willamette community! We wanted to celebrate the start off this new semester and our tenth anniversary by showing you our best moves! Thus, we present to you a variety of wonderful stories about dance from all over the world! Dance is an expression of history and culture, and many people at Willamette […]

¡Vamos a bailar! »

Although it is a common stereotype to assume that all Latin Americans dance, it is true that music and dance play a significant role in Latin American culture. Starting with Salsa, probably one of the best known Latin American dances around the world, there is a significant variety such as Tango, Cumbia,Vallenato, Merengue, Mambo, Danzón, […]

Entrez dans la danse! »

If I am asked about dance in France, I feel like I have to talk about it on a regional scale. France is a small country, but it is composed of regions that vary a lot from one to another. Each has its own culture, dishes, traditional clothes, architecture, but also its very own dances, […]

Dancing My Way Across the Globe »

Namaste! Rosinka reporting from the other side of the globe (India)! No seriously, the time difference is 13,5 hours so it’s literally the other side. Anyways. Life here is hectic and finding time for extra writing is quite challenging, but I’m glad I was offered this chance to continue sharing some of my experiences with […]

Dance Dance Baby! [We all love Seahawks:)] »

First of all, happy super bowl weekend! Hope you all had a good time, Seahawks fans! Here’s a set of videos illustrating my perspertive on music from my region of the world!

Dance In Japan! »

Hi all, How have you been? I hope you all are doing well.What do you have an image of dance we who are Japanese dance? We have any type of dances like Bon dance, fisherman’s dance, and traditional . Today I would like to tell you about Japanese traditional dance and how young generations dance.

Carnival Dancing »

For me, dancing has been in my life ever since I can remember. When I was five I started dancing in a German Carnival Club. Starting on November 11th every year, people in some areas of Germany celebrate Carnival. In German we call it Karneval, Fastnacht, or Fasching, and it celebrates the time before lent. […]

¡Colombia es un baile! »

Colombia is a very diverse country in which music is deeply embedded in the culture and the traditions. As a result of the diversification of rhythms, sounds, and influences, Colombian dances have considerable variations. From one region to another, and taking into account different aspects such as weather conditions, African heritage, proximity to the Pacific […]

Bolivian Dances »

There are a great variety of Bolivian dance and music. They vary greatly from one region to another. In general Bolivian music is created not just for playing, but mostly for dancing. The following are examples of some of the most popular dances of this country (based on their authenticity and originality), most of them […]