Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ars Technica on Gender, Nature vs Nurture

Ars Technica has an article up: Forget Venus and Mars, we’re beginning to understand Gender behavior on Earth in which they try to give an overview over some solid research and developing insights. As part of the introduction, they write: … Continue reading

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Coda to the MC discussion on

It looks as if the comment thread of the MC post on is permanently closed, so I’ll use this roundabout way to clarify my point once more. A user named macavitykitsune replied to me: You know what, it’s possible … Continue reading

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Targeting non-combatants is unethical – always!

Targeting non-combatants is unethical – always! There’s no excuse for it! Taking hostages in a mall and executing them is despicable! But let’s not gloss over some inconvenient facts.

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Splinter in the eye and all that

Open Democracy has given a man called John Mills a platform for a while. He argues forcefully that the most important thing the UK government can do is devalue the pound – even calls the column “Devalue or Else”. And … Continue reading

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Why would feminists support male circumcision?

I am subscribed to the RSS feed of the blog and every time I read I learn a lot. I used to think of myself as a man supporting women’s emancipation but I’ve learned in the last three years, … Continue reading

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