Jelly Babies: On Morals, Ethics and Abortion.

The pendulum swings wildly between radical extremes in the abortion debate but there is a middle ground. Looking at the issue from an empirical anthropological and negative utilitarian ethics perspective (the more modest and pragmatic goal of lessening suffering not increasing happiness) helps us begin to parse the variables. From this standpoint, early, safe, medical … Continue reading Jelly Babies: On Morals, Ethics and Abortion.

Natural Justice and #MeToo

The following was sent to me to publish on the condition the author remain anonymous. I post it in full and without comment. I’m going to share my own ‘me too’ story with you.  I don’t want to do this.  I’ve remained mostly silent about it for decades and would happily have died with the … Continue reading Natural Justice and #MeToo

A Short Review of Wonder Woman with an Evolutionary Slant.

Despite all the feminist/SJW chatter around Wonder Woman, a marketing strategy which is far more likely to turn me off any product attached to it, I enjoyed the film.  The character embodies femininity unhitched from biology and evolution. In the real world, we know women are just as competitive as men, but employ more covert, less aggressive … Continue reading A Short Review of Wonder Woman with an Evolutionary Slant.

MP’s report on sexual harassment in schools ignores evidence of female intrasexual competition

I had to rattle this off quickly  as a counter-point to the media frenzy today about this report.  Apologies for typos - there will be many! Toxic masculinity or female intrasexual competition? "MPs seek better plan to fight school sexual harassment Sexual harassment and abuse of girls are too often accepted as part of daily … Continue reading MP’s report on sexual harassment in schools ignores evidence of female intrasexual competition