Wombs for Rent

Many go to the movies preferring to watch certain styles of films in order to be taken away from the realities of their every day lives.  For two hours they are entertained, whisked away to lands far, far away, they laugh, they cry, they jump out of their seats in excitements or they hide under…

Violence Against Women in Education

  Women have been under attack and blamed for a lot since Eve offered the fruit to Adam in the Garden of Eden. Strong female characters in the Bible weren’t portrayed in a positive light either; Lilith, Jezebel, Delilah, Rachel and Leah’s bickering, Sarah and Hagar etc.   As the centuries progressed women have been able…

There is Hope – A New Wave of Dissidents

The above popular rock song  immediately shot to popularity upon its release.  It’s a song that bring solidarity, a song to sing to ready the troops and do battle, a song to inspire individuals to band together to right some wrongs, a song to stand up to authoritarian figures when you are ready to put…

Modern Humanism – Our Voice (Part II)

Go to: Modern Humanism – Part I In a Toronto Star article, Oprah Winfrey talks about income inequality and why she left 60 Minutes by relating an experience early in her career.   “In the late ’70s and ’80s, she said, “back when I was doing the news in Baltimore, I asked to make the same…

Bell Let’s Talk – Mental Health and The Internet (Part II)

Go To- Bell Let’s Talk: Mental Health – Part I, Part III – Internet of Things, Part IV – Privacy Alexander Graham Bell would be very proud of his invention if he knew how the telephone inspired new inventions in the telecommunications industry.  After the invention of the telephone there came television and its developments,…

Mr. Roboto: Kids are Getting Older Younger (KAGOY)

First of all, I want to acknowledge that it IS tough to be a parent these days. Even worse, try being a kid! I am so glad I grew up at the time that I did where there was a sense of innocence, playing safe, exploring and adventure. Today, it’s mass media, social media and…

Ender’s Game: Behavioral and Social [re]Conditioning (Part II)

Go To:  Part I – Video Game Compulsion, Part III – Prosocial Gaming Gaming for Behavioral (re-conditioning) and Social Development As far back as Plato it was wisely observed that “you can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Gaming is also known for its cognitive,…