Category Archives: Values

Rocky Mountain Sex and Intimacy Summit: Reflections on Al Vernacchio

Continuing my thoughts on the Rocky Mt. Sex and Intimacy Summit that happened a couple weeks ago. Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Sex and Intimacy Summit: Reflections on Marty Klein

This past weekend, I went to the Rocky Mountain Sex and Intimacy Summit held in Salt Lake City. It was a fantastic weekend and I certainly gained from it. I made some great friends, was surrounded by many people who … Continue reading

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Parable of the Polygons

This cute game explains how our harmless choices can make a harmful world.  By playing the game, along with the explanations throughout, our implicit biases and choices can have huge consequences.  Check it out.  Fun stuff!

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The Ethics of Recognizing Sexiness Part Two

In my last post, I looked at Lintott’s and Irvin’s article about changing the way we perceive people as being sexy. They argue that we ought to see people as sexy subjects, meaning that we can respect people and also “see … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Recognizing Sexiness Part One

Suppose someone said to you, “you are sexy.” How would you respond? It obviously depends on the context, but let me offer two possibilities.  On the one hand, you might experience something negative simply because you are seen as an … Continue reading

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The Glass Slipper Effect and Gender Roles

In a recent article, authors Laurie A. Rudman and Jessica B. Heppen introduce a new concept called the “Glass Slipper Effect.”  This is how the authors describe it: Romantic fairy tales… can be summed up as, “Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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Aziz Ansari, Helen Fisher, and others Discuss Romantic Love in Modern Times

Last June, comedian Aziz Ansari and sociologist Eric Klinenberg wrote a book together called Modern Romance.  The book discusses how technology has rapidly changed the way we view love and relationships such as breaking up over texts, emojis as ways of (mis)expressing … Continue reading

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Study: Millennials have More Relaxed Attitudes Regarding Sex, but Have Fewer Partners

According to a study, millennials these days may have casual hookups, but they have less partners than their parents did. What other relaxed attitudes are there? Premarital Sex In the 1970s, 29% of Americans thought premarital sex was acceptable. By … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s In the News Today (Nov. 30, 2014)

Emotions There could be a danger emphasizing empathy.  “Once you see someone as fundamentally other, fundamentally different, empathy turns off like a switch.” Paul Ekman has been an expert at detecting the emotions of faces and even whether they’re dishonest … Continue reading

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How to Test Whether Life is Worth Living (Test Five: Pre-existence Test) Along with Objections, and Conclusion

In part one, I went through Smuts’ article on certain tests on what makes life worth living. I went through Camus’ Suicide Test and showed Smut’s argument on why it fails. In part two, I went through mainly Nietzsche’s Eternal Recurrence Test … Continue reading

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