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Culture Problems and Culture Change

There’s a frustrating tendency in gender studies to point out problems—label them as cultural, perhaps—and leave it there. It’s a bit ironic, considering women’s/gender studies emerged as the academic attempt to legitimize change-based political movements. But, somehow, discussions of how … Continue reading

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What does your vote really say?

Being an Australian and not knowing a lot about the American political environment I have been doing a bit of reading about the various campaigns and came across this article which I thought what quite interesting. Here, the author asks … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage- How Can We Learn from History?

I recently found this video of a preacher giving a speech during Springfield’s City Council meeting to discuss an amendment adding sexual orientation to the city’s non-discrimination rules. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A8JsRx2lois The preacher’s speech shows how the arguments from the 1950’s and … Continue reading

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What is freedom?

Usually, when someone asks this question, the answer given is “it means being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want”, “free will” or other comments along those lines.  In theory at least, freedom could be that– you could … Continue reading

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