humanity

Humanity topics include pieces on the real lives of politicians, legislators, activists, women in politics and the everyday voter.

All Your Heroes Are Dead
"Man, in his arrogance, thinks himself a great work. Worthy of the interposition of a deity..." Darwin wrote in his notebook in the decades prior before he would publish The Origin of Species, this si...
The False Paradox: Cultural Heritage vs Human Life
As I sat on the train on my commute home on Monday April 16, I, like millions of others, read the news in horror. Notre Dame was burning. My heart hurt as it felt like I had seen this scene play out a...
Tessa Giasson6 days ago
The Ongoing Battle for Gay Rights
Growing up in the 70s and 80s was not always easy, but it was particularly hard if someone was anything out of the “ordinary.” This era was crucial when it came to things like human rights and toleran...
Ade A10 days ago
The Problem of Race
Racism and prejudice have been present in almost every civilization and society throughout history. Even though the world has progressed greatly in the last couple of decades, both socially and techno...
Why You Must Have Close Friends that Have Political Beliefs Different from Your Own
I've always had close friends of different political stripes. It's enriched my life, and enabled me to have empathy for people who I may disagree with, but still able to continue to have a cordial rel...
Turns Out You Can Really Create the World You Want to Live in
I used to work for an employment agency. I used to get sent off to work at different locations, mostly to help cater the lunch at big companies, and did it on and off for about three years. Though the...
Lee Bowman20 days ago
Sleeping Rough in a Murder Capital
In 2016 a small Lincolnshire Market Town was labelled by Home Office figures as the most murderous place in England and Wales, and the least integrated town in Britain. Figures showed that there was a...
Lee Bowman21 days ago
A Night in a Shelter...
2019 and we are only giving someone a place to lay their head in a safe, warm environment when the weather dictates. The chance of a conversation, a hot drink, and a small piece of cake to line their ...
Brunei Wants to Punish Gay Sex and Adultery with Death by Stoning
Brunei wants to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning. It seems to be a history of the Middle Ages, but it is in 2019. Authorities in the tiny Asian country of Brunei intend to put into ef...
Meriska Mahabeera month ago
I See Humans, but No Humanity
I've started and stopped and deleted and rewritten this so many times because what do I say? What can I say? What do I say to mothers and fathers who have lost their sons and daughters, wives and husb...
Catherine Agatia month ago
How Do We Measure Up?
Hakas are being performed multiple times a day in New Zealand at the moment and sadly it is not for a rugby game or wedding. The Hakas are being performed to honor the 50 people that recently lost the...
McKayla Sillitoea month ago
The Day of the Mandalay Bay Shooting
I grew up in the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada for the last ten or so years of my young life. As you can probably imagine, the city life was just as fascinating to me as it was for any other child that g...
Caitlin McDonalda month ago
Swimming Against the Tide
I’ve lived in the UK since 2006 when I first came over for graduate school. Every year the immigration rules became more stringent, sometimes in surprising ways. For example, when I realised that the ...
Talking About My Generation!
I am a child of the sixties, the decade when four lads from Liverpool were changing pop culture forever, the United States were fighting a losing battle in some far away country (good to see something...
alexandria Urrutia3 months ago
In Love with a DACA Kid
I am not here to discuss political views on the current DACA situation. I am not here to share my view on the DACA situation. I am just venting about what it is like to be in love with someone who at ...
M. Tomasch3 months ago
Not "Offended," Just on the Offense
Two of the buzzwords that have surfaced in mainstream media (primarily social media) in recent years are "offended" and "triggered." It has become a joke to one particular group of people who ridicule...
Jo Pietersen3 months ago
The Good News
As a sort of ode to last year's me, I wanted to start a blog this year called the Good News. It's sole purpose is to basically steal the spotlight from the typical miserable news stories, making it at...
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Brian Anonymous3 months ago
Canadian Racism that Is Largely Ignored
So it's often heard that Canada and the USA have two different mentalities when it comes to immigration. This is a little bit of a hot topic in the USA right now. It's made me think of the different i...