How Sexism Makes Women Sick

How Sexism Makes Women Sick
Recent social movements such as the Women’s March, #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BalanceTonPorc (#OutYourPig), and #SayHerName draw attention to the broad spectrum gender-related violence that is pervasive in the United States and around the world.

Our Potential Destiny: Co-Creating A Truly Magnificent Future For Earth

Our Potential Destiny: Co-Creating A Truly Magnificent Future For Earth
Clearly, we do not live in a “one for all and all for one” world. Yes, there are some hopeful indicators that pockets of this thinking exist here and there, and it is most encouraging. But, there is much more evidence that “every man for himself” behavior rules the day still on planet Earth, and this could be our undoing as a species if it continues to dominate the behavior of many humans...

Why Can't We See The Five-Hundred-Pound Gorilla In The Room?

Why Can't We See The Five-Hundred-Pound Gorilla In The Room?
Jane Goodall refers to Ervin Laszlo’s observation that most people are evolved enough to know that they need to change, but not evolved enough to know what change they need. Thus, the hardest problem of all might be, as Laszlo states, that many people, including even scientists, do not see what they do not believe.

Does America Have A Caste System?

Does America Have A Caste System?
In the United States, inequality tends to be framed as an issue of either class, race or both. Consider, for example, criticism that Republicans’ new tax plan is a weapon of “class warfare,” or accusations that the recent U.S. government shutdown was racist.

How To Overcome Phallus Obsessed, Toxic Masculinity

How To Overcome Phallus Obsessed, Toxic MasculinityMasculinity is often, these days, described as “toxic”. In May, Hillary Clinton spoke at a gala where “toxic masculinity” cocktails were reported to have been served. Toxic masculinity even has its own Wikipedia entry.

Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist Tactic

Why Radicalisation Is Not Just A Terrorist TacticThe word radicalisation has been hijacked by the war on terror and become interchangeable with extremism. But radicalisation is happening in our towns and cities every day as marginalised teenagers and children – left isolated from opportunity – join street gangs.

5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama Years

5 Ways Donald Trump Is Rolling Back The Obama YearsIn the absence of any clear ideology associated with Donald Trump’s US presidency, it does seem he has at least one obvious priority that transcends the hype and spin: he is determined to undo his predecessor’s legacy.

Awakening to a New Choice -- A Choice to Do Good

Awakening to a New Choice -- A Choice to Do GoodThe way I see it, there are two paths we can choose to take. One leads to further conflict, and the other takes us toward greater compassion and peace. I believe that on a whole, we're becom­ing tired of negativity, and we're consciously look­ing to find ways to effect positive change...

Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories

Why People Believe In Conspiracy TheoriesI’m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they occupy the empty seats around me. One picks up a discarded newspaper and chuckles derisively as she reads about the latest “alternative facts” peddled by Donald Trump.

The Healing Power Of Hip Hop and Rap

The Healing Power Of Hip HopLast year, New York’s then police commissioner Willam Bratton was quick to blame rap music and the culture around it for a fatal backstage shooting at a concert by the rapper T.I. Ignoring wider issues of gun control, Bratton pointed at “the crazy world of the so-called rap artists” that “basically celebrates the violence”.

A Dying Mule Always Kicks the Hardest

A Dying Mule Always Kicks the HardestThe reactionary wave that swept across America with the election of Donald Trump is not an anomaly in our history. It is an all-too-familiar pattern in the long struggle for American reconstruction.

The Rise Of White Identity In US Politics

The Rise Of White Identity In US PoliticsMany political commentators credit Donald Trump’s rise to white voters’ antipathy toward racial and ethnic minorities. However, we believe this focus on racial resentment obscures another important aspect of racial thinking.

Harvard Lawless School and You

Harvard Lawless School and YouHarvard Law School professors love to use hypotheticals in their classes. So let’s try one that they have not subjected their students to in its 200 years of storied history. What if the Law School split itself into two parts

Trump Is A Symptom That America Feels It's In Decline, Again

Trump Is A Symptom That America Feels It's In Decline, AgainA visceral sense of domestic decline is coursing through contemporary American culture and politics – and it’s become one of the central themes of this year’s presidential campaign. Donald Trump in particular has used it to stoke the inchoate anger of his supporters, telling them: “Our country is falling apart. Our infrastructure is falling apart … Our airports are, like, third world.”

How Mixed Asian Couples View Culture And Race

How Mixed Asian Couples View Culture And RaceThe four key elements of ethnic culture respondents mentioned were language, food, holiday celebrations, and values. As Kelly H. Chong investigated how the couples sought to preserve ethnic traditions, food and holiday celebrations were the only cultural elements passed down among generations in a concrete way.

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