Teaching Children When It’s Okay to Hit

This is what I will be telling my children about when it's okay to hit somebody. Many parents tell their children, "It is never okay to hit." and I think this is a huge mistake. Sometimes it is okay to hit, and children need to know when it is and when it is not okay, just … Continue reading Teaching Children When It’s Okay to Hit

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The Walking Dead & Social Structures

I've always known I liked The Walking Dead primarily because Daryl is so very avuncular/Old European. He is chaste, totally respectful of women, loves babies and children, loves his brother and his tribe, and is merciful and compassionate, emotionally sensitive, profoundly altruistic, and doesn't participate in hierarchical social systems - within Rick's group he is … Continue reading The Walking Dead & Social Structures

Do Mass Shooters Come from Single Parent Homes?

Warnings: disturbing subject matter, language. Reader discretion is advised. After seeing many people attribute mass shootings to single parents (specifically, single mothers), including several prominent Republican politicians like Mitt Romney, and after seeing an article titled "What Do ALL the Mass Shooters Have in Common? No Father in the Home," which is quite a claim, … Continue reading Do Mass Shooters Come from Single Parent Homes?

European vs. African Values in Popular Music

A sampler of why we absolutely need to be Eurocentric, even for something as seemingly innocuous as the music we casually listen to. These are all very mainstream songs I've chosen, which I feel are representative of many like them.   Chastity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PM7hFTaKu4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yHmiixs3qI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NYsgAt_M8w   Charity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQGmLw0Aj4U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OROYzJs2Ksc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6jhuhsG-7w   Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFn594w_Oqk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYsTmIzjkw   … Continue reading European vs. African Values in Popular Music

The Rough Guide to Cult Fiction: Women’s Edition

I've gone through the 2005 edition of The Rough Guide to Cult Fiction and written down all of the books written by European women, for my own future reading, and thought I'd share it here. This seems like it would be a fantastic list for an angsty adolescence. This includes both the "essential" and "further … Continue reading The Rough Guide to Cult Fiction: Women’s Edition