All posts tagged human rights

A beginners guide to Feminism

For some unknown reason the term ‘feminism’ has been tainted. What once described the belief that women deserve equal rights has transitioned into a dirty word connoting man-hating and radicalisation. […]

ITALIAN CITY OF VERONA APPROVES ANTI-ABORTION MOTION

On the 4th of October 2018 the municipal council of Verona agreed on approving a motion, which will declare the Italian city a “pro-life” constituency. The motion commits Verona to […]

The Climate Change Conversation… Again

After another storm and another climate-related death in the UK, the public is calling for action to end these abrupt changes in temperature and the environment’s unusual behaviour. Along with […]

Should we fear advances in AI?

Whether it’s Skynet or HAL9000, we have a creeping worry about rogue AI, and for good reason. Science fiction has arguably paved the way for much scientific progress by imagining […]

The ethics of medical data records – is sharing, caring? [1/2]

In contemporary society, as the surveillance state and ‘big brother’ watch us scuttle around in the city below, privacy becomes an ethical issue that is deserving of a spotlight. Whilst the ‘incognito’ tab […]

Should We Embrace Genetic Modification? [1/2]

Genetic modification, essentially meaning the deliberate engineering of a cell in order to alter its characteristics, is being increasingly exercised as our tech society hurtles towards an ‘ideal’ existence. From […]

Good and Evil [2/2] – Why do good people do bad things?

Whilst the hard sciences may be a long way away from being able to tackle (let alone explain) such hefty concepts as good and evil, psychology has offered some insight […]

Good and Evil [1/2] – The Two Faces of Morality

In HEADCANDY, we columnists Sophie and Harvey write about big topics from our respective philosophical and scientific perspectives. Any books or studies that come up week-by-week will feature at the bottom […]

To Criticise is to Victimise: Anti-Semitism and its Relationship with Israel

Every form of discrimination and intolerance is just as detestable and insipid as the last. Anti –Semitism is no exception. It is because this kind of discrimination is so despicable […]