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Is marriage over?

Marriage is practised in every society yet is in steep decline globally. Is this it for longterm intimate relationships? https://t.co/kTXyuH8Nsq — Aeon (@aeonmag) April 7,…

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Posted in morality Psychology

Happiness: an expectation that real life refuses to deliver.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-humans-happy.html Humans are not designed to be happy, or even content. Instead, we are designed primarily to survive and reproduce, like every other creature in…

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Posted in morality News

Alcohol is a factor in 31 per cent of homicides in New Zealand.

Cody Cribb pleaded with his friend Ricky Vanstone to slow down as he sped along a rural road near Taumarunui one evening in 2011. Moments…

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Posted in Gender Identity morality

Don’t tell me you’re offended when I say ‘p***y but when Donald Trump says it

“Don’t tell me you’re offended when I say ‘p***y,’ but you’re not offended when Donald Trump says it!” https://t.co/CT4axDCTjv pic.twitter.com/4rTv0kGWIt — CNN (@CNN) October 8,…

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Posted in morality Sexual Abuse

Bishops who did not address child abuse edited out of training videos

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone and New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, two bishops who did not respond appropriately to accusations of child abuse involving clergy, are…

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Posted in morality Sexual Abuse

Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/27/kavanaugh-accuser-ford-gives-gripping-emotional-opening-statement.html “He had a hard time because he was so drunk, and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothes. I believed…

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Social Media and Hate Speech: Who Gets to Decide?

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Posted in Equality morality

Empathy compromises ethical behaviour

https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/1/19/14266230/empathy-morality-ethics-psychology-compassion-paul-bloom My beef is with empathy in particular, with its role in decision making. Empathy has certain design features that do make it positive in…

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Does three strikes law work ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-strikes_law Some states, such as California, have seen dramatic drops in their crime rates since the enactment of the Three- Strikes Law. In 2011, Los…

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How Abusive Relationships Take Root

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/health/domestic-violence-abusive-relationships.html “It often starts in a very insidious way,” said Patricia Pape, a psychologist in private practice in New York. “He says, ‘Don’t put Sweet-and-Low…

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