Why Isla Vista Isn’t About Sexism, and Why You Need to STFU About It

I feel a remarkable need to point out the disturbing way in which people have utilized these events to discuss the politics of gender discrimination, which really, the shooting has nothing to do with. The reality is that, Rodger’s actions weren’t uniquely the result of, or about, Continue Reading

The Steubenville Rape Case – A Real Look

Recently, I have found myself hesitating to comment on prominent new stories, political events, etc… You may have noticed that I haven’t written anything about the sequester or the GOP’s ‘rebranding.’ The reason for this is because I’ve noticed that internet commentary across the board Continue Reading

Judith Jarvis Thomson and her Dying Violinist

For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Thomson, she is the author of the very popular and influential work “A Defense of Abortion” in which she argues, quite effectively for many, in favor of a woman’s right to choose an abortion. Lately, Continue Reading

Reflections on 9/11 – Hate, Assumptions, and Unremembered Deaths

“I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction, and terrorism.” – Yousuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, commenting on becoming a Muslim Anniversaries are important. The past should be remembered, and Continue Reading

“I Can’t Help It!” – Is Addiction a Disease?

There is an increasing movement, particularly in the medical community, to classify addictions as diseases, and to gear “treatment” for them accordingly. Medical professionals are claiming more and more that the biological elements of an addiction outweigh any choice element the individual may have. I Continue Reading