The Fragility of Masculinity

A Lego man sweating while carrying a dumbbell.

The creation and implementation of gender roles enable masculinity to distinguish itself from other gender identities. We are made to believe that this is the natural dominance of masculine identity, but in reality, this is not the case.

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The Importance of Philosophy for Children

Matthew Lipman

I believe that genuine learning is not simply teaching people what they should think, but rather how they should think. We can even go far as to question why we even hold onto such thinking. These ideas serve as fundamental to developing a better way of thinking.

War on Drugs: How a Demagogue Created a Phantom Enemy

Duterte raising his right fist while holding a microphone on his left.

It was on May 9, 2016 when Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte was declared winner of the 2016 presidential elections garnering 39% of the total votes. He is the first from Mindanao, and the oldest ever to be elected president. He slowly rose to prominence partly due to his toughness—toughness that took over the hearts of every Filipino desperate for change. It is his tough personality that earned him the nickname "The Punisher".