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Gamergate: A Window Into a Dark and Volatile Psychology?

If you haven’t heard of the recent events of what has been dubbed “Gamergate,” check out this article from the New Yorker which does a great job explaining what has happened. I won’t go into the details of the events; you can check out the news

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Why Misinformed Feminists are Destructive

In the wake of everyone applauding Emma Watson’s mediocre speech at the U.N., I thought it would be appropriate to give the blogosphere a reality check about feminism. Yes, Emma, feminism by definition is the belief that women and men should have equal rights, but that

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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,

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Why I Hate Your Pink Equals Signs

I do my best not to write emotionally charged posts that make sweeping generalizations. Every now and then, however, I find myself traveling a path of agitation that only a cathartic chastising of the greater social media community can cure. This is one of those

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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

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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,

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US Sets Dangerous Precedent with Armed Drone Assassination

On September 30, 2011, the United States conducted an unprecedented armed attack to kill people who they believed to be instrumental Al-Qaeda operatives. The chief target of the armed drone assault was Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni-American cleric. Al-Awlaki, among others targeted and killed in teh attack,

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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

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“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