Author: D.A. Kirk

Outer space enthusiast. Japanese history junkie. I write about politics, culture, and mental illness. Disagreement is a precursor to progress.
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Universal Pictures Should Not Cancel “The Hunt”

Is the current political climate too fragile to withstand the release of the violent satire film “The Hunt”? That’s a question best left to American consumers, not the president or his friends in the media.

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The Internet Needs a Town Square

The tech industry has near-total control over what we can and cannot say online. The solution? The creation of an online public space where even extremists are permitted to share their views.

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Manhood Isn’t Toxic, but It Also Isn’t Static

Still, traditional masculinity, no matter how you define it, has been an undeniably productive force in the world. In tandem with femininity, it has carried humanity into a future that holds boundless potential for our intellectual, physical, psychological and spiritual development. We are the brightest, most advanced, and most durable creatures this planet has ever seen. Masculinity deserves its fair share of the credit for that.

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How Artificial Wombs Could Transform the Abortion Debate

The debate surrounding the definition of personhood isn’t new, but it also hasn’t proven to be very consequential in terms of its impact on the modern abortion debate. The introduction of artificial wombs could change all of that

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Threading the Needle Between Fat Shaming and Fat Acceptance

We all know that being overweight isn’t good for our bodies. And yes, the obesity epidemic is out of control. Fat shaming is not the right response to the problem, though. In fact, it’s making the problem even worse than otherwise would be.