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Cruel and Unusual Punishment


Return to the Snake Pit Long have we condemned the mentally ill in our society to counter-therapeutic residence in prisons.  Those unable to cope with living in society are subjected to dehumanizing captivity in prisons designed to punish the defenseless … Continue reading

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Cultural Anthropology and Sex: What’s your Pleasure?


ha The Lustful Human Animal: Cultural Differences in Sexual Harm and Consent Jesse Bering, October 6, 2013, A research psychologist’s curious look at human behavior Bronisław Malinowski with Trobriand Islanders, ca. 1918 Most of us are convinced that we excel … Continue reading

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Crack Cocaine and Rational Thinking


When I first saw this article in the NY Times I was intrigued. Although not stated it draws a line between the opiate class of drug addiction and the non-opiates like cocaine and amphetamines.  In my limited experience, addiction to … Continue reading

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Capitalism Explained by a Nurse


Words, words, words.  Many people think that a word is a thing.  Take sex, most of us have different images of a simple three-letter word:  I don’t have space to list all of them.  If you say something is a … Continue reading

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Today’s Scarlet Letter – One That Needs Change


This is one of those imbecilic “laws” that keep on giving.  The reason for the sex offender list is that no one in politics wants to be “for” sex offenders.  Certainly, repeat and violent predators should be jailed for public … Continue reading

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Are the Disabled Less than Human?


The western treatment of disabled people is considered enlightened with ramps so that the disabled can shop or travel by bus.  However, this is a limited vision of the needs of the disabled.  This short film deals with another dimension … Continue reading

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Female Genital Mutilation in the USA


I have forgiven my mother and father for taking my foreskin at so young an age.  She told me it was so I could look like my father.  This was in a different time dimension.  We must speed backward past … Continue reading

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Private Prisons Profit From Economies of Scale and Relieve the State of Problems


Depriving someone of their civil rights is a serious thing.  Whether it is a capital crime or a year in prison it is a conscious act of the state and should remain a state responsibility.  We would not likely outsource … Continue reading

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DSM-V: Disquiet in the Ivory Tower


For all of us who seek a rock on which to base our beliefs the new DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)  has all the solidity of a sponge in a storm.  The DSM is used or relied upon by clinicians, … Continue reading

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Capture and Rape Fantasies in Human Historical Imagery


 I have found an article sure to provoke a firestorm of commentary (and already has).  I had recently commented on the recent spate of sex crimes in the US military.  I don’t think it’s just an American issue, rather it … Continue reading

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