Pinker points to both the origin and function of a code of conduct that became the Western view of masculinity. ... the biological realities of the male species could be best and most productively served through the attainment and development of specific virtues.
Recently, the American Psychological Association (APA) took aim at “traditional masculinity” by, amongst other things, criticizing “stoicism” as one of its problematic characteristics (APA Guidelines 11). But the essence of stoicism, and our understanding of it, stems from a philosophy that is meant to allow the individual to reach their full potential as a human.
Social movements, like revolutions, tend to follow a similar cycle in the process of rewiring certain beliefs and norms of behavior. This cycle goes as follows: right-to-centre, centre-to-left, left-to-far left, back to centre, back to right.
By: Glen Paul Hammond The first effect of not believing in God is to believe in anything.G.K. Chesterton Sonia Maria
Kenyan politics is often seen as a battle between the Odinga and Kenyatta families. This oversimplifies a complex array of political, social and economic tensions that faced Kenya at independence 1963. Independent Kenya was tossed directly into the vicissitudes of Cold War politics.
Remembrance can never be settled once and for all. The needs of a society change over time, and remembrance evolves to accommodate these needs.
By: Elizabeth Larkin Bouché As inauguration day approaches and women ready themselves for the Women’s March on Washington, I am
In 1862, Ulysses S. Grant ordered the expulsion of all Jews in the military district under his authority. Fast-forward about 150 years, and Donald J. Trump is vowing to create a “deportation force” to expel illegal immigrants from the United States and musing aloud as to whether a database should be created to track American Muslims. Comparing Trump to Grant is an instructive exercise.
Sor Juana’s silence is difficult to “read,” but it is easy to hear. What can it show us about the way the absence of speech can itself be a mode of participation in public discourse?
Howl of the Day: May 3, 2016 Veteran political commentator and online media all-star, Andrew Sullivan, emerged from semi-retirement yesterday,