Andreas Salmen

Born and raised in Germany, learned a job in IT and Business and ultimately decided that this wasn't exactly where my life was going to end. Left everything behind to become a writing backpacker instead. The world's crumbling away anyway so why not write about it and get a few good Instagram pics on the way, am I right?
Sexist Cartoons

Sexist Cartoons: A Tale of Princesses, Patriarchy and Pedophilia

Let’s talk about sexist cartoons. Art is always a product of its time, meaning that anything creative, especially mainstream arts, have been influenced heavily by the time they were created in. We have previously looked at racial stereotypes in classic cartoons, as well as war propaganda (with and without racial stereotypes), but that is not all there is to see.
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Money is an idea

Money: The Story of a Neat Idea

Money is a funny concept. We regularly trade goods against colorful pieces of paper. But why? What makes money worth anything and how foolproof is it? Let’s take a quick and overly simplified tour through the history of currencies and see why money, after all, is nothing more than a neat idea.
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Propaganda Cartoons

Cartoons & Propaganda in the U.S.: Disney, Hitler & War bonds

We’ve already taken a look at how racist cartoons have been in the past. However, those examples were solely meant for entertainment purposes back then; there is an another dimension of old racist cartoons we haven’t yet touched on: Propaganda Cartoons.
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Racist Cartoons

Cartoon Blackface: 9 Horribly Racist Cartoons

Racism is a horrible thing, a disease that has been part of our collective history and that remains until today. Particularly in recent years, with a refugee crisis on our hands and a strong populistic right-wing emerging in several western countries, it feels like racist movements are gaining traction. Have we learned nothing at all within the last century?
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Dolphins and plastic

You Suck! Dolphins + Plastic = Evolution

Welcome back to our beautiful circle jerk of insults, this time everybody gets a go, cause seriously, who am I to exclude myself from these mean hearted shenanigans. In the end, we all are at fault really for countless different reasons. We all still use those bloody plastic bags for example.
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Europe

Information and News from Europe

Europe – A landmass, a collective of nations, a union and one of the biggest domestic markets in the world. The continent symbolizes a plethora of things for different people. For some it may resemble a paradise of milk and honey, others see a deeply divided continent put to the test by economic and humanitarian challenges that will inevitably change its social and political landscape.
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Terror

The Terror of Ignorance: How White Do You Have to Be?

It’s never wrong to be white. Don’t misunderstand me, it can never be wrong to be anything, but if you want to succeed in life being white is the way to go. Want money and fame without having to become a crime lord? Go white! Want anything at all without working too hard? White’s the way to go! The color of innocence? White of course. Want any one to care about your untimely death? You guessed it.
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Terror selfie

You Suck! Warm Up for Terror Season, it’s Gonna Be a Blast!

Hello you beautiful people, how have your life’s been? Who am I kidding I don’t care, I’ve used up all my empathy playing profile pic bingo trying to guess which flag colors would go better with my expression of connection towards the next terror victims around the globe.
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