“Don’t make everything political”

The BBC has decided that certain current-events reporters should not be seen to attend or tweet about certain events/issues/movements lest their "impartiality" apparently be compromised. Let's see where this goes - hopefully swiftly to the bin once unions and lawyers are through with it - but also let's talk about what impartial really means when it comes to identity.

Let’s dispose of the gender reveal party

Yet another "gender reveal party" explosion has caused massive damage to the surrounding area. Not the first, second or even fifth time - and while none have died yet, others have in similar incidents. Let's end this ridiculous trend.

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy - there's nothing in it. People often confuse 'homeopathy' for all 'home remedies' but it's a specific kind of alternative medicine quackery that involves diluting substances til none of them remain and believing that water has 'memory', and 'like-cures-like'; neither of which are true!

Offended by swearing? Get better priorities

Swearing, cursing, profanity, whatever you want to call it. [Post contains swearing, obviously] Understatement: there's a lot of bad stuff here on planet Earth. Enough for a lifetime of sadness, worry, anger, fear and all the negative feelings. So many inhumane things that people do to each other and this bit of shared space. So …

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The denial of women’s capacity for knowledge

This post is based on an essay I wrote for a Women in Philosophy class I took at a California college and wanted to share it here. I plan to read the rest of Fricker's book when I get my hands on a copy; I loved this chapter reading because it provided me with new …

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