Why media has a public responsibility
TRIGGER WARNING Suicide, assault, abuse, sexual assault It’s hard to deny that media shapes our culture and our societal norms. Consequently the entertainment industry has a responsibility to uphold. But money motivates them, not morals, we know this. Be that as it may, entertainment largely…
Are you thinking critically?
A term I hear tossed around a lot is ‘critical thinking’. But what exactly does that look like? To start off with, it involves the strengthening of five key skills; communication, open-mindedness, problem-solving, analysis and creativity. As this is a skillset, we can improve and…
Why education is a global issue
I would argue the single largest global issue the world is facing is a lack of education. Yes, this connects directly to other global issues such as poverty and climate change. We’ve already talked about how the public education system is failing but consider the…
The most troubling way education has failed us
TRIGGER WARNING Mass murder, genocide, racism, sexism There’s a massive hole in our formal education. Of all the things we learn about in school, racism is loudly absent from the curricula. Yet it’s everywhere in society. Why don’t we learn about it in the classroom?…
Gun control in America
TRIGGER WARNING Police brutality, murder, assault, racial violence, school shootings Gun control is a controversial topic in America. Though I’m not sure why as the definition merely means the regulation of the selling, owning and use of guns. America has 4.4% of the world’s population,…
Why school doesn’t offer a useful education
I spend a fair bit of time talking to people from an educational standpoint. And time and time again it is apparent that the education system has failed us all. None of us are taught to think independently. We lack critical thinking skills as well. …
Question of the Week
Should the internet be selectively censored?
Studies have proven that exposure to certain forms of online content leads to an increased likelihood to dehumanize a specific group of people or even commit violent acts against them. Two significant examples to point to are violent porn and hate crimes. What are your thoughts on online censorship for some types of content? Should censorship exist? If so, who controls it, and to what extent? Can we trust them to remain ethical with this control? If not, how do we justify the harm that comes to people as a result of a lack of censorship? Who would be most negatively impacted and why?
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