Tag Archives: philosophy

Bathrooms and Boycotts

There has been a lot of attention on Target and the transgender community recently. The internet tends to make these things appear larger than life, like a tsunami cresting high above us. I think perhaps bathroom policies are not so large as the internet has made them appear; however, I think beneath the policy and […]

Villains Longing for a Hero

I’ve taken a small break from writing in the midst of moving, so my husband took up the keyboard this time around. Few things stir my interest like superheroes; especially Batman. Why Batman? As a child, I admired him not only for his arsenal of gadgets, and his hyper-intelligence but also his desire to be […]

The Folly of Scientific Dogma

The issue of abortion has been gridlocked in debate for many years, and often our attempts to move forward end in frustration. I think that may be because we’re asking the wrong question most of the time, and seeking to answer multi-disciplinary questions through only one avenue of thought, namely science. The problem is the […]

The Human Problem

Franz Kafka’s well known Metamorphosis is well known for good reason. It is as much impactful as it is grotesque. Metamorphosis follows the pitiable character, Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesmen who supports his parents and sister. One is given the impression that prior to his metamorphosis he already carries self-loathing and central to his character is his strained […]

God is Not Pragmatic

In my final year of undergrad the presidential elections were central to many heated debates among my peers. I remember having several discussions with a variety of my classmates and often being surprised with how many approached voting (and naturally, their lives) as pragmatists. Many argued they were willing to vote for a Pro-Choice presidential […]