This Looks Familiar: Sexism and Racism in the Justice Systems

Few published works correctly walk the thin line between too heartbreaking to read and just page-turning enough to compel the reader to the last page. Meda Chesney-Lind’s “Jailing ‘Bad’ Girls: Girls’ Violence and Trends in Female Incarceration,” masters that tightrope with finesse. [continue reading]

Subjective Feminism for An Inclusive Now

If all the world's a stage and humans mere players, as Shakespeare so eloquently put, then women are front and center with tomatoes being thrown at them. In Shakespeare’s conception, “man” goes through seven ages before bidding the audience adieu. His verbiage entails a gradual emergence into a solidified entity existing in coordination with the other actors, growing betwixt them at “his” will. It is plainly glaring, in ways expounded upon below, that the life of womankind is less streamlined, and far more tumultuous. [continue reading]

The Fall, by Albert Camus

The true test of literature is found in its ability to layer idiosyncratic truths in such a labyrinthine manner that all readers must toil to find their individual intellectual capabilities. [continue reading]

The Relativity of Misery

Since the first tick of the universal bang, the existence of a clockmaker has been aggressively, passionately, and carefully explored. In fact, it seems as if the only thing humankind can agree upon is the need for a conversation about a higher power. [continue reading]

The Elasticity of Wisdom

As the academic, theological, and moral discipline of Philosophy advances, new and peculiar sectors of thought are added to an already existing clump of intellectual property. Thus, a process of accepting certain previously stated normalities takes place both subconsciously and consciously in the heart and mind of every new philosophically bound entity. [continue reading]