A long, long time ago I wrote about my struggles with my little brother. Excessive cussing & mking racist, sexist and horny jokes seem to be the hallmark of male interaction. My dad swore when he was with his dude friends. My brother swears when he is with his dude friends, and sometimes, well, makes … More Is my brother a so-called “racist”or “sexist pig”?
A continuation of my earlier Riddick review, although from a different perspective. Riddick in a nutshell: Fierceness, bravado, and profanities. While Riddick embodies the kind of hyper-masculinity that our patriarchal society idealizes, and without question delivers entertaining action and emotional thrill–this “man culture” is essentially problematic because it idealizes both violence and sexual domination. If … More Riddick (2013): Men are all rapists
Personally, I think there’s nothing wrong with either position. Just like sexual orientation, your religious affiliations do not represent, define, or dictate who you are as a person. You actions and choices do, simple as that. You don’t have to believe in God, but you can still believe in what God stands for–which is goodness, … More Religious vs Atheist: The Existence of God
***NOTE: I have changed the original title “Homosexuality vs Religious Bullshit” to the current one. To be fair, I have nothing against religions or religious people–just people with a skewed religious views.*** I honestly don’t understand why religions persecute homosexuality. I honestly don’t. And the ridiculous reasons they use!! I just saw this comment on Youtube about … More Homosexuality vs Religious Bigotry
To be human is to accept ourselves just as we are, with our own history, and to accept others as they are. From Becoming Human by Jean Vanier What are the signs of evolution? How do we evolve…? “First: all humans are sacred, whatever their culture, race, or religion, whatever their capacities or incapacities, and whatever their … More How do we evolve?
Guess what my definition for racism is? Utter stupidity. Can you think of anything stupider? How can it be the cause of so many conflicts, hardships, heartaches and deaths? How can it be the basis of one’s judgement, one’s sense of superiority, of hatred or discrimination? How can it the basis of somebody’s character? It … More Searching for Humanity: Part Two
I think I am beginning to understand the reason why I am so intrigued by feminist, indigenous, and racial literature/issues. Why am I interested in patriarchy, gender discrimination and homosexuality? Why am I interested in the Native People of North America, their abuse, their pain, their spiritual beliefs? Why am I feel so strongly towards … More Searching for Humanity: Part One
One thing that we are exceedingly capable of doing as human beings: enslavement of others and of self. What is slavery? When did it start? The Romans were certainly modest about it (on a completely random note I confess to being a fan of Starz’s TV series Spartacus); the classical societies sought no secrecy in … More A series of random subjects in which I question humanity.