by / on December 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm / in Body, Psychology

Edge of the Unknown

This is an article about self-harming, from someone who regularly self-harms. The point of this article is to try and explain why I do it, what it means for me and how I see a future for myself without harming. This is a long history, and I will be graphic, and if you’re too much of a wuss to listen, for whatever reason, […]

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by / on December 6, 2014 at 8:12 pm / in Art, Body, Celebrities, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Entertainment, Gender, Prejudice, Psychology

White Supremacy, Reality TV, and The African-American Woman

The history of African-American women in America is one in which there has been much joy and a lot of pain. It is not easy being a woman in this society, particularly an African-American woman because they have three strikes against them. They are women, strike one. They belong to a class that is associated with poverty and welfare, strike two. […]

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by / on June 19, 2013 at 10:16 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Media, Politics, Psychology, Uncategorized

No real genius at the top, just ruthless privilege

You often hear egregious chatter by apologists for the wealthy, conspicuously mouthed by puppeteers of the rich, who almost exclusively come from the Republican Party. They say that the opulent are the ultimate god-given product of a meritocracy. The corporate executives (like Jamie Dimon, CEO of Chase, for example) are the brightest, the most gifted, and the hardest-working and smartest […]

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by / on April 4, 2013 at 11:58 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Education, Gender, Government, Health, Miscellaneous, News, Psychology, Sexuality, Society, The Pen Prostitute

Some Are More Equal Than Others: Q & A With the Child of a Gay Parent

This week the Supreme Court continues it’s argument on weather lesbian and gay couples have the right to marry in The United States.  While equal rights, justice and the obvious morality of not excluding a group based on their sexual preference is all well and good, most intriguing are the new findings by the American Pediatric Society.  The APA  has […]

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by / on March 3, 2013 at 10:20 am / in Body, Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

This is my Story of Mother-Son Incest

Anonymous “This is my story of mother-son incest” via I was born into a religious family, into a family, though, with many problems. We were one thing on the outside and something else on the inside. Within the family, there was no peace. My father had turned to religion when he was eighteen but with little effect other than […]

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by / on February 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm / in Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Prejudice, Psychology

Triple Consciousness and the Black Woman

W.E.B Du Bois was a brilliant man. He was an important contributing factor to the new social science named sociology and one of the greatest writers of the African American experience. He introduced the concept of “Double Consciousness”, the way that African Americans viewed themselves, individually and as a group, through the eyes of the society they live in. “It […]

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by / on January 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Country, Culture, Current Events, Government, Media, News, Politics, Psychology, Society

No Rights from Wrongs

As has predictably happened, the entire debate about gun control has spiralled into the realm of farce and lies, with the Sandy Hook massacre now long forgotten. The issue has shifted away from the murder of innocent children and the saturation of American society and culture with guns and violence and now onto a pretentious ‘argument’ about the Second Amendment, […]

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:10 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Media, News, Politics, Psychology, Society

Dirt to Dirt

What other reaction are we supposed to experience when learning of the atrocity committed in Connecticut on Friday? When an event occurs such as the one that took the lives of 27 people at an elementary school just after morning class had started, and when a situation exists that practically mandates for these massacres to happen, why are we surprised? The only […]

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by / on November 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm / in Body, Culture, Entertainment, Gender, Media, Psychology, Sexuality, Society

Imposter Boy

I don’t know about you but I am sick and tired of our culture’s definition of ‘Man’. Look around at all the men on posters and billboards, in music videos and movies, in books and magazines, and what do you see? One of two portrayals: either the men are rippling Supermen with the body of a Greek sculpture, their every […]

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 am / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Education, Psychology

It’s Lizard Brain versus Critical Thinking

Those who consume news about the Taliban’s war on female education, like the shooting of Malala Yousufzai,  perhaps don’t realize it’s a more widespread attack on education, considering the frequent destruction of school buildings in Pakistan and Afghanistan. At least 600,000 children in northwestern Pakistan alone have missed a year or more of school because of militant attacks or threats. […]

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