This week's group is the SSA @ UCI (formerly AAR), another southern California gem of a student organization. Ian Merion, the group's vice president, answered a few of our questions for our Affiliate Group of the Week series. Thanks, Ian!
There are some things going wrong in the porn industry. It can victimize women, emphasize stereotypes, and take advantage of underage or vulnerable people. A complaint that I have heard from friends is that the majority of porn caters to men. Think about some of the titles you’ve seen on porn sites. From pornhub.com: “Watch Asian woman with big tits enjoying a cock”; milfmomporn.com advertises, “Black older women, Asian milfs, nasty grannies, naughty housewives”. It all sounds very childish and grotesque. To what audience does a video titled “Naughty Milf rubs her clit and plays with her giant boobs!” cater?
Welcome back. Last time, we looked at the level of abstraction logicians prefer to work at, and how to formalize an argument up to that level. We needed to understand how to think about logic formally so that we can unlock the power of logic as a formal language. As we continue through this series, we'll see that logic is so much more than just a list of fallacies, or ways not to reason. In this post, we'll look at one of my favorite games: Proving Shit.
I have a weird habit. Actually, I don't find it weird, but on the surface it probably seems kind of strange. As a self-described professional atheist, sharing this information almost seems like a confession.
Few albums have been able to depict the suffocating nature of small town religious culture in America better than Cursive's Happy Hollow. A culture where you unquestionably don't do things because you were "taught this was wrong." You go to church because that's just what you do. Homosexuality is almost an unspeakable topic and, I kid you not, people who run for political office, and win, have no problem telling eager-to-obey high school students that dinosaur bones were put in the ground by the devil himself. Kasher's (the lead singer) keen sense of Midwestern religiosity isn't surprising considering the band is from Omaha, NE. To say I was able to relate to Happy Hollow would be a severe understatement.