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Peg Tittle

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2011-01-29

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Social commentary blog focusing on gender, religion, education, sports, and other everyday issues.

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  • AI IndeedSo I first heard of the movie Ex Machina when I read a review (by Chris DiCarlo) in Humanist Perspectives—and was so disgusted that I wrote a letter to the editor.  Why?  Because the reviewer had revealed his own misogyny by failing to address th...
  • Blood & Oil
    on Aug 18, 2016 in business environment tv
    [since I’m at it — posting about tv that happened oh, a year ago…see June 1 post] About a year ago, the weather reports became dramatic.  Forecasters started talking about “extreme weather events” with voices and gestures that riva...
  • Men, Women, and Fairness
    on Jul 25, 2016 in gender issues fairness men sexism women
    Men, Women, and Fairness It’s not that men aren’t fair. It’s that they don’t even think about fairness. When Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever (Women Don’t Ask) asked people whether they deserved what they wanted, women typically responded w...
  • chris wind’s “Portia”
    on Jul 14, 2016 in uncategorized
    Remember The Merchant of Venice? This is “Portia”, from Soliloquies: The Lady Doth Indeed Protest by chris wind, another one of my favourite authors. (posted with permission) If I’m the one with the property You’d think I’d be the b...
  • excerpt from Jass Richards’ “The Road Trip Dialogues”
    on Jun 20, 2016 in uncategorized
    So a couple hours later, they pulled into the main entrance of the university campus. There was no sign of the demonstration. There were no signs to the demonstration. “Gee, this is a really good way to get the media’s attention,” Rev said. “...
  • The Last Man on Earth explains everything.
    on Jun 1, 2016 in uncategorized
    The Last Man on Earth explains everything.  But he’s too stupid, too infantile, and too self-centered, to know it.  Which is exactly why he explains everything.   1. He enjoys knocking things over, breaking things, destroying things. He rams...
  • Women Writing Science Fiction as Men — why bother?
    on May 27, 2016 in uncategorized
    I’ve just finished reading Mike Resnick’s collections Women Writing Science Fiction as Men and Men Writing Science Fiction as Women.  There were two rules for submissions to the anthologies: “First, each story had to be told in the first perso...
  • The price of being a philosophically irresponsible idiot
    on May 14, 2015 in uncategorized
    [excerpt from The Blasphemy Tour, Jass Richards.  Reprinted with permission.]   “We hope you’re enjoying Texas?” the show’s host said, after he introduced Dylan and Rev as his first guests of the day. “Well, we’re a little puzzled b...
  • The price of being a philosophically irresponsible idiot
    on May 14, 2015 in uncategorized
    [excerpt from The Blasphemy Tour, Jass Richards.  Reprinted with permission.]   “We hope you’re enjoying Texas?” the show’s host said, after he introduced Dylan and Rev as his first guests of the day. “Well, we’re a little puzzled b...
  • How to Make a Man Grow Up
    on Apr 14, 2015 in gender issues government violence
    I was recently surprised to discover that in the U.S., men are required by law to register for the “selective service system”. Only men. I thought women were allowed in their military now. And required. I didn’t think they had ‘the draft’ a...
  • How to Make a Man Grow Up
    on Apr 14, 2015 in gender issues government violence
    I was recently surprised to discover that in the U.S., men are required by law to register for the “selective service system”. Only men. I thought women were allowed in their military now. And required. I didn’t think they had ‘the draft’ a...
  • Men Need to Reclaim the Moral
    on Nov 7, 2014 in ethics gender issues
    Something I noticed when I taught Business Ethics, primarily to male students, is that men seem to think ethics is ‘a girl thing’. What? What?! (My god, that can explain everything!) Men routinely insult other men who express concern about doing...
  • Men Need to Reclaim the Moral
    on Nov 7, 2014 in ethics gender issues
    Something I noticed when I taught Business Ethics, primarily to male students, is that men seem to think ethics is ‘a girl thing’. What? What?! (My god, that can explain everything!) Men routinely insult other men who express concern about doing...
  • Vote? WTF?
    on Oct 3, 2014 in uncategorized
    So I noticed the “Question of the Day” feature on the Weather Network website, which typically poses a question along with four response options, inviting site visitors to “Vote”. I haven’t done a survey, but I suspect this sort of thing is...
  • Vote? WTF?
    on Oct 3, 2014 in uncategorized
    So I noticed the “Question of the Day” feature on the Weather Network website, which typically poses a question along with four response options, inviting site visitors to “Vote”. I haven’t done a survey, but I suspect this sort of thing is...
  • Transgendered Courage
    on Aug 17, 2014 in uncategorized
    Transgendered people are often seen as courageous; they have the guts to take radical steps to become the people they really are. But I don’t see them as any different from people, mostly women, who get nip-and-tuck surgeries, botox, and breast enl...
  • Transgendered Courage
    on Aug 17, 2014 in uncategorized
    Transgendered people are often seen as courageous; they have the guts to take radical steps to become the people they really are. But I don’t see them as any different from people, mostly women, who get nip-and-tuck surgeries, botox, and breast enl...
  • We Won!
    on Jul 29, 2014 in uncategorized
    “We won!” a neighbor crows to me. Apparently she’d watched a game of some kind on television the night before. “What ‘we’?” I snort. Okay, scoff. “You had nothing to do with it.” She probably spen...
  • We Won!
    on Jul 29, 2014 in uncategorized
    “We won!” a neighbor crows to me. Apparently she’d watched a game of some kind on television the night before. “What ‘we’?” I snort. Okay, scoff. “You had nothing to do with it.” She probably spen...
  • No Advertising in Public Space
    on Jun 23, 2014 in business ethics
    I once read a sci fi novel in which holographic ads suddenly appeared in front of you, ‘blocking’ your way, almost continuously, as you made your way down a city street. It made me imagine people paid by perfume companies wandering through the st...

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