What is it that makes us humans? Most people would say it's that we're the most intelligence species out there. Now while that may be debatable in practice (see: the history of the world) it does hold some merit. Sort of. This won't be a very long post but I disagree with intelligence being the definer … Continue reading The origins of humanity
Category: Social Issues
Short note: Keep talking
Don't shut up. When people tell you you're too passionate, disagree. When people say you're too obsessive about an issue, know they're wrong. When people tell you something isn't important, get angry. When no one's listening, talk louder. Demand attention. Refuse to be silenced. Demand the right to be heard, even when no one cares … Continue reading Short note: Keep talking
(TRIGGER WARNING) On rape and sexual assault
I don't care who reads my blog. I have a lot of family who reads this, many friends from back home and here and other places, many relatives whom I don't know very well, and complete strangers too. I don't care about social sensitivities at the moment - because this is something that needs to … Continue reading (TRIGGER WARNING) On rape and sexual assault
KONY 2012 – the new internet meme
TRIGGER WARNING: Human Rights injunctions. Not the most fun of topics. Now I am sure you all have heard about this phenomenon. I'm willing to bet a lot of you reading this are all for the "Make Kony Famous" campaign, and I'm sure you all have good intentions. After all, who wouldn't want to throw a ruthless war … Continue reading KONY 2012 – the new internet meme
...and how it is the most disgusting concept in the relationship world. For those of you lucky individuals that are not aware of this particular phenomenon, Friendzoning is when a girl tells a guy that she is not interesting with pursuing a relationship with this guy (whom we will henceforth refer to as Nice Guy™) … Continue reading On friendzoning…
Deviation and social norms? Bah.
Us humans can be very judgemental people, especially when it comes to people that surround us; our friends, our families, our society, our age group, heck, even strangers. If they don't comform to your idea of what's normal and acceptable, then it's totally alright to find people who agree with you and gossip about these … Continue reading Deviation and social norms? Bah.
What do you do?
In all honesty, I've had a pretty good life. I've had a few traumas that I would rather not talk about but then, everyone does. I feel like I'm in a position of privilege when I talk about my optimism and my hope; but really, it's a disposition you acquire as you grow older. Sometimes. … Continue reading What do you do?
Not all things are meant to be forgiven and forgotten
Do we honestly find it so easy, as a society, to forgive people like Chris Brown simply because he's a celebrity? Or is there something deeper, a misogynistic tendency embedded deep within a society that has grown to deem it acceptable? Let me answer that: it's both. We live in the kind of mass culture … Continue reading Not all things are meant to be forgiven and forgotten
Genie, a feral child
A feral child is a child who has been raised without the socialization obtained in the “civilized” world; as such, the child does not know the concept of language, human care, or social behavior and other things attributed to children raised in a human society/household. This thus not necessarily mean that all children are raised … Continue reading Genie, a feral child
Another 365 Days – now what?
Well, that’s another year come and gone. It’s as if it’d just been 24 hours since I was sitting at the beach with my best friend and smiling at the copious amounts of sea life-smiting gunpowder that illuminated the midnight sky and yet here we are, contemplating what resolutions we will break in 2012. 2012. … Continue reading Another 365 Days – now what?