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Posted inEthics and Morality

We need to talk about the dark side of the Golden Rule

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Golden Rule, that much-loved staple of low-calorie morality, does more harm than good. Humanists UK posted this on their Facebook page as part of their #HumanistVoices campaign: “A naturally occurring moral philosophy based on reason and empathy,” says Humanists UK about the Golden Rule.  “It’s really not complicated,” says Dan Snow.  Is that true? […]

Posted inCulture

I’m not celebrating the 4th of July

Reading Time: 3 minutes A 5-year-old with a pair of round glasses with a short, brown bob cut sits in a kindergarten classroom in a northern suburb of St. Louis. The day is just beginning, and the teacher asks the class to stand to perform the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  As she places her right hand […]

Posted inCulture

How my identities collide—and why it matters

Reading Time: 5 minutes I had never thought about the way my own identities collide to create the person I am until I learned the term intersectionality. First coined in 1989 by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a US American lawyer and civil rights activist, intersectionality describes how race, class, gender, and other identities “intersect” or overlap, each interacting with the others […]

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