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.

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

Darwinian Gender Studies: Unpoisoning the well

If any man could draw up a comprehensive, infallible guide to navigating this treacherous territory, we would certainly erect a statue to his everlasting memory. There is a Twitter account dedicated to exploring and enumerating precisely the distinctions and differences between the acceptably erotic and the intolerably sexist. It's called @SexyIsntSexist. It is, of course, … Continue reading Darwinian Gender Studies: Unpoisoning the well