Category Archive: Open Mindeness

Nov 07 2013

I Get Mail – Racial Profiling

This one comes in from Koro. I am setting up some extra work for myself so I haven’t been around to blog as much. Hence the older posts and relative “quiet”. I also donated a lot of blood to save a patient (nearly 700 mL in 2 days and I donated 2 weeks ago) because …

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Oct 09 2013

Both Sides Can Be Wrong

I ran across a tweet on cultural appropriation which boiled down to mocking someone on A+ Forums discuss cultural appropriation with the response of “Maybe Dudebros should wear a Sari or a Kimono to irritate this person”.

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Jun 13 2013

Tiga Suku – Fairytales are for Princesses

Not for toads. Nah-uh. 

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Dec 06 2012

Of Faith and Fannies – Female Genital Mutilation and Islam

Cover (nook)

Female Circumcision (Genital Mutilation) is one of the major problems facing women in large parts of the world. The practice is seen from parts of Indonesia through some areas of the Middle East to (it is thankfully rarer but it still occurs) to Africa where the practice is widespread due to a long history and …

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Nov 30 2012

Bread and Circuses – Gay Marriage

Why do they fight against gay marriage? Gay Marriage is the modern Bread and Circus. It’s used to distract from the real issues in the USA. In this case?The cynic in me says this… It was election year and Obama is rather competent. Republicans have nothing else (and to be fair, Obama is guilty of …

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Feb 28 2011

How to Slay a Strawman

It’s a bad practice to construct strawmen to tear down. It may convince people that your arguments are strong but it invites real people to discuss your ideas because they take umbrage to your strawman portraying the subject matter incorrectly. It’s kind of like claiming to be a chess grandmaster because you keep beating yourself …

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