How Political Comedy Culture Breeds Social Apathy

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Contemporary American political satirists such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver provide comic relief in the face of social injustice, but humor can undermine the fight to address serious issues.

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Arrow Dynamics: Why I’ll Never, Ever Stop Aiming for the Target

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N.C. Harrison discusses how archery practice has helped him cope with rejection.

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Promiscuity Without Entitlement, for Men

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Angelus Morningstar explains how men can enjoy being promiscuous without having to resort to pick-up tactics and other behaviors that can demean their sexual partners.

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It’s All About Empathy: Having a Daughter CAN Make You More Aware of Women’s Issues (Seriously!)

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“A father who becomes awakened to the issues of women because of the tiny life that he has helped to create has become, by any measure, a better person,” writes N.C. Harrison.

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The Dynamics of Polyamory and Couple Privilege

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“Polyamory must be tailored to personal circumstances; it is broad enough include both relationships that are entirely fluid, and ones that reinforce patterns of stability,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

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Three Cheers for Cartoon Characters Who Don’t Conform To Gender Roles

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N.C. Harrison examines an animated series that’s challenged one gender stereotype after another.

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Roy Wasn’t A Perfect Man, But He Was a Good One. Here’s Why He’ll Be Missed

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“He wasn’t a perfect man, by any means, but none of us are and just as our good cannot wipe out our faults, neither can our evils wipe out the small kindnesses that mean so much,” writes N.C. Harrison.

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Misogynistic Commenters Attacked A Female Video Game Critic. Here’s Why Some of Them Should Have Been Silenced

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“If there was a push to block trolls and their commentary, you would deny them their voice and reduce their opinions to irrelevance,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

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Why the Uncool Kids Ask All the Tough Questions and Do All the Important Work

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“If we all want to be one of the conformist cool kids, then nothing will ever get done because it is the uncool kids who do all the world’s innovative work,” writes seminarian N.C. Harrison.

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I Grew Up Brown in a White Family…and Here’s What I Learned About Racism

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“My brownness isn’t something to be blind to or to love me in spite of. It is who I am,” writes activist Candice Russell.

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Why I Did the Ice Bucket Challenge…and Why None of Us Should Have Had To

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“The Ice Bucket Challenge should help make us aware of the political structures around us and the ways in which they are massively failing, but it shouldn’t be serve as an excuse not to be charitable,” writes economics PhD student Ben Labe.

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How Queerness is a Step on the Road to Transhumanism

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Angelus Morningstar discusses how technological change is reconfiguring society to permit queerness, and how queerness might help us better understand these changes.

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7 Steps to Kicking Procrastination in the Ass

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Psychologist Sandy Peace offers 7 steps that will help you kick procrastination in the ass!

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Why I Love (Good) Big Bad Guys…And Why You Should, Too

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N.C. Harrison sings the praises of the massive, powerful bad guys who force our fictional heroes to rise to the occasion.

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This is Your Summer Slam 2014 Preview

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Jim Jividen breaks down this year’s Summer Slam, and in the process ranks every Summer Slam in history.

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What I Learned from Native American Ghosts

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“Twenty thousand light years from earth, one looking at the escaped light would see those paleo-Indians as if they were the ones living today. Twenty thousand years from now, I will be nothing more than a ghost on the galactic wind,” writes N.C. Harrison.

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