Hegemonic Masculinity in Contemporary Culture

Social Media and Video Games Are Complicit in Creating Mental Barriers

“Men have relatively few role models who are both gentle and competent, not because such men don’t exist but because they are not idealized in our speedy, hypermasculine culture.” Rita M. Gross   There are a few dominant ideals governing our everyday behavior. The dominance of those ideals polices our desires and ability to communicate effectively,

The Pregnant Cat Lady’s Nightmare: Toxoplasma gondii

Between Myth and Reality: General Information for the Public, Modes of Transmission, and Prevention Guidelines

One of the most famous parasites, especially among animal lovers, is Toxoplasma gondii, otherwise known as the “cat parasite”. Sadly, however, misinformation about this parasite has brought and still brings great misfortune to cat companions, while many people remain oblivious of how to properly protect themselves against an infection with said parasite. In this article, we

From Human Zoos to Animal Zoos: Exploitation Remains the Same

Racism and Speciesism Sprout from the Same Ideological Derivatives

An ideology is a set of beliefs. From economic to political to religious, ideology has proved successful as a means to establishing an accepted hierarchy. Creating a ranking system opens positions for power and authority to govern, rule and dominate. Cue in the ‘isms’. Racism. Sexism. Ageism. Classism. Heterosexism. Speciesism. All of these ideologies work in favor of

“I’m Right, You’re Wrong; Here’s Why”

When You Are Aware of the Biases the Human Mind Is Prone To, You Are Less Likely to Commit Errors in Reasoning

Discourse, argumentation, debate, and other cognate terms, are the cornerstones of judgment and decision-making. Discourse affects the decisions that we as individuals in a society make on a micro level, with regards to our interactions with our friends, family, peers, colleagues, etc. It also affects decisions we make on a macro level; this refers to