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“This Crazy Anxious World”: Racism or Political Correctness?

The Australian cartoon depicting Serena Williams at the US Open Tennis Tournament has stirred up a world of vitriol - both for and against "political correctness."
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Facebook and the Rohingya Genocide

The genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar was greatly influenced by Facebook.
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Insecticidal Tendencies: Insects as Candidates for Ecological Ethics

Pesticides have done a lot of harm to our environment, but most of all to insects. Should our ethics extend beyond ourselves to members of the natural world?

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"Alex Jones" by Sean P. Anderson licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

The Dangers and Ethics of Social Media Censorship

What are the dangers involved in social media censorship? This article uses Alex Jone's removal from social media to examine the problems that come with censorship.
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Why Blaming Ariana Grande for Mac Miller’s Death is Unethical

Why is Ariana Grande being blamed for the death of Mac Miller? This article focuses on the underlying patriarchal themes that fuel this blame and how they damage women in relationships.
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Australia’s Moral Disgrace: Child Mental Health Crisis in Australian Immigration Detention

The Australian off-shore detention camp on Nauru continues to hold children indefinitely, at great risk to their mental health.

Culture

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Combating Bias? Nicki Minaj and the Merit of “Twitter Beef”

Nicki Minaj's new album has drawn criticism, but the artist is not afraid to defend herself -- especially on Twitter.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen at a red carpet event

“Who Is America” and the Ethics of Comedy through Deceit

Is Sacha Baron Cohen's new television show, Who is America, ethical? And if can ever be considered ethical if one consents to being on camera?
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Reputation over Potential: “Classic” Humor, Art History, and the Women on...

Hannah Gadsby, lauded comedian, also has an art history degree. And she's got something to say about Pablo Picasso.

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Photograph of tennis athlete Serena Williams with a crowd behind her

“This Crazy Anxious World”: Racism or Political Correctness?

The Australian cartoon depicting Serena Williams at the US Open Tennis Tournament has stirred up a world of vitriol - both for and against "political correctness."
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On Meat Eating: Cats, Dogs, and Carnism

Most Westerners are horrified at the idea of eating pet animals like cats and dogs. So why are other animals more acceptable?
"Alex Jones" by Sean P. Anderson licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

The Dangers and Ethics of Social Media Censorship

What are the dangers involved in social media censorship? This article uses Alex Jone's removal from social media to examine the problems that come with censorship.
"John McCain with supporters" by Gage Skidmore liscensed under CC BY 2.0

Should We Romanticize the Dead?

In the wake of several deaths of public figures, the question of romanticism of the deceased seems to be appearing. Do we as a society treat people better after they die, even if we disagreed with them during their lives?
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Is Google Obligated to Stay out of China?

Google has long held out from entering the Chinese market, but profits may change their minds.
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Who and What is a Person: Chile Rivers

How does "personhood" affect rivers in Chile? And should this title of "personhood" be passed onto inanimate objects if for a good cause?