Ethics in Culture

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Dating and Choice in the Digital Age

Online dating offers people a wider choice in partners, but also might serve to intensify bias.
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Do White People Appreciate Hip-Hop Or Do They Appropriate It?

Is hip-hop's popularity a function of appreciation or appropriation? And where should we draw the line?
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Is All Comedy Ethical? The Office’s Irresponsible Use of Satire

Satire deliberately exaggerates societal issues to make a point -- and to make us change. But what if it doesn't work?
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Spotify and the Ethics of Music Streaming

Spotify is convenient and inexpensive for listeners, but what compensation for the musicians who contribute to its catalog?
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The Culture of Crunch: The Video Game Industry and Overwork

While the video game industry is booming, its employees are suffering from "crunch" - the period of intense work that comes before a release. Just how bad is it?
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Rap Feuds and Moral Standing

This article dives into the underlying moral issues that arise during Rap feuds, when rappers throw insults at one another. Are there things that are unethical to say in a feud?
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Hollywood Structures: The Age Gap in Relationships

The landscape of Hollywood gives male celebrities permission to prey on younger women, like 31-year-old rapper Drake's relationship with-18 year-old model Bella Harris.
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Reevaluating Artivism in Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty Computer”

Janelle Monáe's newest album offers insight into both how crucial queer black female representation is, and how it's achieved through a concept known as artivism.
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Is It Okay to Wear a House of Cards T-Shirt?

After Kevin Spacey's sexual assault allegations, is it ethically permissible to still wear clothing that represent his work on House of Cards?
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The Implications of being The Bachelor and a Virgin

With the first virgin Bachelor announced for this upcoming season of The Bachelor, this article examines the issues with the structure of the television show and its portrayal of sex due to its editing choices, and contestant selection.