I recently began watching Shameless (US) on Netflix, and found myself addicted after only a few minutes. The show follows the Gallagher clan, which consists of 7 kids ranging from about ages 2 to 19, with a deadbeat, alcoholic, drug-addicted father and mother – who also happens to have bi-polar disorder. The everyday mundane for kids consists … More “Otherness”
I’m lucky enough to have been raised in an animal-loving home and family, where I have been around all sorts of farm animals and pets alike. Ever since I can remember, I have had been taught to treat these animals with respect and almost as humans. For me, “speciesism” – the idea that your relevance … More From Paddock to Plate?
My whole life I have been told that I am the creator of my own life, my own identity, my own self – but to what extent? Does this mean that I, along with the rest of society, am immune to societal influences? Are we creators of ourselves, or does that duty remain with society? … More Selfie or Simulacrum?