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ethics & philosophy
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By blue milk on May 10, 2010
At some point during my own pregnancy I knew I would confront my pro-choice politics, not because I had had an abortion in the past but because I could have, and because I believe so strongly in my right to do so. Because I dedicated some years of my career to the pro-choice movement; because [...]
Posted in arts & entertainment, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, language, medicine, parenting, technology | Tagged abortion, photography, pregnancy, pro-choice, reproductive justice, social change | 4 Responses
By Beppie on May 9, 2010
I’ve long thought that the voting age in Australia should be lowered to 16 — I’ve believed this since I was 16 years old myself and had to content myself with handing out how-to-vote cards, because I was unable to actually vote. Alfie McKenzie, however, a 14 year old, who managed to vote in the [...]
Posted in arts & entertainment, Culture, ethics & philosophy, Politics, social justice | Tagged activism/charity, australia, children's rights, elections, photography, social change, voting | 22 Responses
By tigtog on April 23, 2010
…but why on earth would anyone be so silly as that?
By tigtog on April 20, 2010
Because for too many people in the world nothing less than marriage confers any domestic partner’s rights at all, no matter what other legal “protections” and arrangements are put into place.
By tigtog on April 13, 2010
Just posted this over at LP, but I’d like to have this discussion here as well. The Guardian: Vatican issues detailed instructions to all bishops after criticism of Catholic church’s handling of paedophile priests Yep. Not actually that hard to do, in the end. So why did it take so long? Related posts: The Pope [...]
By Mindy on April 12, 2010
The article linked to below attacks the idea of teaching ethics in NSW Public Schools “at the expense of scripture”. As a parent who is also an atheist, I quite like the idea of ethics classes that have nothing to do with religion. This is one thing that really burns me about some Christians. The [...]
By tigtog on April 12, 2010
The media seem to be asking whether it’s “fair” that people’s behaviour online should be scrutinised by their employers. Why not, when customers/clients might find an employee’s comment through a search engine that could be a potential liability for the employer?
By tigtog on April 9, 2010
Fan pages with millions of fans have been locked and/or deleted, and perhaps yours could be next if your page is no longer in compliance with FB’s new terms and conditions.
By tigtog on April 3, 2010
A school and the community around them made a peaceful counter-protest to the Westboro Baptist Church’s demonstration against the school for actively promoting not just tolerance but loving acceptance of people who have attributes outside the narrow lines of what Fred Phelps deems acceptable.
By tigtog on March 30, 2010
That nasty Google is saying terrible things about his shiny net filter that he wants to give to all Australians, whether they want it or not.