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Reason 233: Because Children Tend To Act Like They're Taught

Here is a video that was taken by a student at the schoolhouse:

GIRL BEATEN IN GYM CLASS FOR NOT HELPING PEERS CHEAT

The message is clear: either go along with what we tell you is right, or we will make you pay. 170 more words

Violence

Last Confession for a While

I don’t want to fight, not truly

It’s just easier to curl a hand into a fist

Than it is to hold it out and open, 24 more words

Poetry

Homo Sacer, Part 1: §3-4

Here is the reading for Saturday, May 7.  A printable copy is here, and we will meet here at 4:30.

In the first two sections, Agamben argued that there is a paradox inherent to sovereignty: sovereignty must be both inside and outside the law.   3,725 more words

Politics

Why Fate Laughs?

Janus Kane talks about why he chose to write such a controversial story.

This is a commonly asked question. People want to know why I would choose to write something so dark and socially unacceptable. 353 more words

Comments From Our Authors

Aggression on the Playground

If I correctly interpreted this sign in Salvador in Brazil, it’s asking children to fight with each other.

I also found it troublesome that the boy is kicking the girl, cementing negative gender stereotypes.

(Auf Deutsch.)

Travel

But is the Customer Always in the Right

In my most recent post, I wrote about a number of people who were apart of memorable encounters during my time at the movie theater. In that post, however, I focused solely on those who left positive impressions on me. 972 more words

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