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If it wasn't for feminism...

I always found this argument to be somewhat of a joke. “If it wasn’t for feminism, you wouldn’t be able to say what you are saying against feminism!” Idk, maybe it is just me, but that sounds a bit like “If it wasn’t for slavery, you wouldn’t have made it to America, and therefore would have no freedom of speech of talk bad about slavery!” Seriously… Just because one thing has a particular benefit does not mean the thing in question is good, nor is it an argument to keep said thing. 240 more words

Quote by Rowan Atkinson

“To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society.
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In Defense of Demonstrating

My favorite movies explore the interplay of character and ideas. If they include history, so much the better. This explains why Politywonk is amusing herself with  604 more words

Social Contract

Azerbaijan: Human rights activist Leyla Yunus charged with betrayal of the motherland

Leading human rights activist Leyla Yunus has been charged with multiple crimes before an Azerbaijani court, including tax evasion, illegal business, two counts of fraud and ‘betrayal of the motherland’ (treason).

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Know Your Founding Fathers Before You Speak For Them

The Constitution of the United States of America seems to be as misquoted, misused, and misinterpreted for the sake of pushing and supporting various different personal agendas as the Bible is. 1,863 more words

Religion

FarceBook: Why I Quit It and Hit Twitter Instead

I hate Facebook. There, I said it. I find it boring, insipid, pedantic and self-serving.

I’ve never understood the desire to log onto Facebook every twenty minutes just to post random, vapid comments such as: 819 more words

Social media freedom in Turkey

After a two-month ban, the Turkish government restored access to the video-sharing website YouTube in June 2014. This move was necessary to comply with a Constitutional Court (CC) ruling, which judged blocking the site as a breach of freedom of expression. 718 more words

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