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Get mad and get even #feminism

Get mad and get evenLiberal feminism and the second wave undertow.

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Homelessness and alcohol

Most homeless programs across Australia require alcohol abstinence before long-term support and accommodation are provided. But there is another way, writes Nadine Ezard. Read the article.

 

Do animals feel empathy?

Throughout her career as a neurobiologist, Peggy Mason has been told over and over that the rats she experiments on are not capable of empathy. But what she was witnessing in the lab was telling her something very different.

20 photos that change the Holocaust narrative

Victims. Helpless. Downtrodden.

That’s the narrative that’s been spread about Jews for the last 70 years since the Holocaust. We’ve embraced it to our detriment. We can’t seem to address antisemitism without running to the world and screaming that we’re being persecuted, rather than standing up strongly in defiance, aware of our own inner strength. Read the article.

The ethics of killing baby Hitler

The New York Times Magazine conducted a poll that asked whether its readers could kill an infant Adolf Hitler. On Friday afternoon, the publication tweeted its results to the world. Read the article.

What qualifies as war crimes in the 21st century

Danish filmmaker Tobias Lindholm: I realized watching the news that it was pretty easy to get very judgmental when seeing something about civilians being killed. You know, you’re sitting there thinking “Oh these soldiers, they’re animals.” And then you realize things are much more complicated. Read the article.

History repeats

New York Times, November 14, 1938.

An artist asks: Whose business is our DNA? (video)

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