Google's Ideological Echo Chamber: A Response

Introduction This blog will consist of a response to an internal Google memo that has received a significant amount of commentary since it was released a few weeks ago. It is entitled Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber: How bias clouds our thinking about diversity and inclusion. Before I begin, here…

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Love Island's Chris: In Defence of a Man Who's A Little Bit of Me

A storm has sweeping over the country, enveloping everybody in its wake. It is powerful, irresistible and intense. It has claimed my friends, my family and myself. I am, of course, referring to Love Island, ITV2's immensely popular reality TV programme. Just like the actual British weather, Love Island has…

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The Rise of the Sex Robot: Feminism's Greatest Challenge Yet?

If a man shoots his dog because the animal is no longer capable of service, he does not fail in his duty to the dog, for the dog cannot judge, but his act is inhuman and damages in himself that humanity which it is his duty to show towards mankind.…

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Am I Still a 'Real' Man?

I am always happy when a book manages to give me a feeling of having an existential crisis. bell hooks (devoted followers of feminist literature will know the lower case used in the spelling of her pen name is deliberate) has managed to do that for me. bell hooks is…

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Universal Basic Income: The Latest Plaster for a Broken Economy

For my first blog, I have decided to write about a proposed solution to avoid excessive human suffering in an ever more automated world: Universal Basic Income (UBI). Although the idea of UBI has existed for about 30 years, it is only beginning to be piloted now. I will first…

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