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Tongue splitting: one of the procedures the defendant was convicted for. Shutterstock

Body modification – when consent is not a defence

A body modification practitioner has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent – even though he had the consent of the 'victims'.
In the mid-1990s, body modification enthusiasts – a long-ostracized subculture – created an online community that incorporated blogs, dating and wikis. philippe leroyer/flickr

How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures

Even though Facebook claims to be a global community, its rise has come at the expense of online subcultures for marginalized people, from body modification enthusiasts to drag queens.

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