Balancing Madness: Terrorism, Dictatorships and Honesty

Talking about the other sides of the issues before we speak our minds makes us look cute. Respecting the dead without a reason makes us look considerate. Mentioning something, some definitely important issue that might be remotely relevant makes us look consistent in our logic. Boom! We are now legitimate, objective and cute. Most importantly, we are people who can clearly see what other’s can’t even imagine. We are definitely cool to be approaching this particular issue in this particular way. Yet, everyone does so. Speaking the speakable has always been a dishonest trend that damages the fight for freedom of speech, and makes it harder for the rest of us who might want to be completely honest for once. Continue reading “Balancing Madness: Terrorism, Dictatorships and Honesty”

Redefining Our Priorities in Feminism

Feminism is the doctrine, movement, idea – or whatever we might call it – that advocates equal rights for women, as of men. We will come back to what is wrong with this definition. While the movement, or the idea should have been going on for much longer than we may think, the definition is rather new, to be exact, of the nineteenth century. The problems arise with the definition in theory and practice, under these main issues: relativity, application, and guilt based assumptions. Continue reading “Redefining Our Priorities in Feminism”