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Friday, 27 January 2017

Sociopaths vs Psychopaths

Film, television and literature often exhibit stories involving people who suffer from what is described as antisocial personality disorder. People with this disorder typically display:

Manipulation or exploitation of others
Lack of remorse or empathy
Criminally deviant behaviour 
Difficulty in sustaining long term relationships 
Blaming others for problems in their lives
Inability to control their anger

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Race is a social construct

The only reason humans look different from one another is because of climate and geographical location. I'm against interracial dating because I believe we should only date people from the human race. The truth is there are no separate races, only different ethnicities and nationalities. The concept of race was invented by humans in order to divide each other and create social hierarchies, much like the concept of class. It has allowed some to instigate prejudice over one ‘race’ of humans over another. Examples of this include Hitler’s holocaust of the Jews, or the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Genetically, humans have all evolved from the same ancestors, but because of the natural need for classification we try and put labels on things. These include plants, animals, topics and the like. We could say that there are three different physical types of human; Negroid, Caucasoid and Mongoloid, and that all humans possess physical features pertaining to one of these ‘classifications.’ But realistically it shouldn’t matter. Racism will end when we all view each other as simply one human to the next. We need not divide each other using social constructions.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

To be or not to be a feminist?

About a year ago I decided I no longer self identified as a feminist. I had my reasons which I will outline. Feminism has historically been about women’s rights. It grew out of the 17th century European Enlightenment, which placed emphasis on reason, rational and critical thinking, rather than accepting the dogmatic and rigid structures of absolutism brought to us by faith. Western society was predominately male-dominated; women had little political rights such as the right to vote, and there were few women up-holding positions of economic power and high social status.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

High Heels Are Stupid

I’m totally not writing this post cos the last time I wore heels I was sixteen and shopping for prom shoes with my mates who were taking the piss out of the fact that I walked like a doofus in them. I ended up taking my 2 inch heels off at prom and wearing flats cos some idiot made the front really tight and the back really loose.
I’ve spent most of my life being called a midget in different ways (I’m barely 5”3) and heels are supposed to be a short girl’s lifesaver. BUT they’re not. They hurt your back, hurt your feet, you can’t run in them if you’re being chased by rapists and they make you fall about everywhere when you’re pissed. Ever seen a drunk girl in heels standing still? Me neither. (Then again, ever seen a drunk person standing still.)
If you like heels, great. If you don’t, don’t feel pressured to wear them. They’re impractical and sure they look hot but so do flats. Girls shouldn’t have to limp for mercy just cos of some dumb fashion trend. I’m sure Katie will understand if you turn up to her birthday party in flats, and if she doesn’t she’s not the greatest friend. Wear what you want and stay comfy!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

The Problem With The Digital Generation

A girl posts a video of herself sucking a tampon. People go crazy over a gorilla getting shot. A Twitter trend states that the new legal sex age in Britain has been changed to 14 (it hadn't really) and people freak out over their daughters being 'legally' allowed to shag.
With information being delivered at a single click, it's no wonder the quality of said information has gone downhill. Facebook is nothing but a bunch of videos of animals and babies doing stupid stuff. Thirteen year old girls think Kim Kardashian is 'goals.' X Factor gives wannabes a chance at their fifteen minutes of fame while the masses cheer them on like they're Britain's Next Top Superstar.
And it makes you wonder; have we really lost substance? Is 'quick fix' superficial information delivering a shallow celebrity culture and bored teenagers calling themselves 'graygender' for attention just a result of the Internet? Is this all representative of the bombardment of digital information, creating a hyper-real state of  'the next best thing' being replaced over and over by the same recycled garbage? From one trend to another, one 'muad vine' to the next, until we're all really viewing nothing of quality and substance, nothing that will stick in our minds and all that will be forgotten the next day?
Who knows.