society

An enemy is one whose story we have not heard – Heineken ad as evidence

This Heineken ad is brilliant. Titled "World's Apart" and produced for the #OpenYourWorld campgain, I unreservedly declare it worth your time to watch to the end. It's a beautiful statement about humanity. An enemy is one whose story we have not heard. ~ Gene Knudsen...

Why engagement rings are not given to men

Why are engagement rings not given to men? Because not so long ago, presenting an engagement ring to a woman was not only a promise to marry—it was insurance. In those times, for a woman to be part of the market of marry-able women, she pretty much had to be a virgin....

What some teen girls see in the mirror ~ photo commentary

I was struck by this  photo of an anorexic teen girl looking into a mirror and seeing a plumper reflection of herself. With images of ever slimmer runway models filling all the screens in a teenage girl's life, it's easy to imagine how impressionable young girls (or...

Can we ever forgive and forget a porn star’s past?

This is a story about shame. In November of 2011, former adult film actress Sasha Grey dropped by Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA and read children's stories to 1st and 3rd graders. The event was supposedly part of the school's "celebrity guest reader"...

Why engagement rings are not given to men

Why are engagement rings not given to men? Because not so long ago, presenting an engagement ring to a woman was not only a promise to marry—it was insurance. In those times, for a woman to be part of the market of marry-able women, she pretty much had to be a virgin....

What some teen girls see in the mirror ~ photo commentary

I was struck by this  photo of an anorexic teen girl looking into a mirror and seeing a plumper reflection of herself. With images of ever slimmer runway models filling all the screens in a teenage girl's life, it's easy to imagine how impressionable young girls (or...

Can we ever forgive and forget a porn star’s past?

Can we ever forgive and forget a porn star’s past?

This is a story about shame. In November of 2011, former adult film actress Sasha Grey dropped by Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA and read children's stories to 1st and 3rd graders. The event was supposedly part of the school's "celebrity guest reader"...

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Richard Wilkinson ~ Economic inequality harms societies

Using historical data, Richard Wilkinson illustrates how income disparities WITHIN a society are strongly correlated with poorer general health, shorter lifespans, increased violence, less upward mobility, and much, much more. Quite shocking. Economic inequality...

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