The underlying assumption in most cases of sexual abuse is that the woman was asking for it. She’s the one who needs to be on guard and constantly vigilant, while society continues to say that “boys will be boys”, i.e. that they are entitled to sex, whether or not it is consensual. This needs to change.
When you think of the good life, you may think of enlightened hedonism: a life where you seek a mix of affluence, social status, and pleasure. That’s the cultural norm that is modeled to most of us across the world. But does that truly make for a good life?
The creator economy promises to help creatives turn their passion to profit, by giving them the tools they need to monetize their communities and fans. But is the reality of the creator economy as rosy as it is projected? And what are things that creatives need to be aware of before jumping in to profit off of their passion?
Most of us would agree that we want our lives to feel meaningful. And yet, we take a rather bleak view of the meaning of our individual lives. So what does it take to live a life meaning? Drawing from philosophy and my own answers to this question, I offer some suggestions on what could make for a more meaningful life.
Women have long been seen as spoils of war, and violence against women is increasingly being used as a weapon. But even during World War II, women were forced into prostitution by Japanese invaders who still refuse to officially apologize for their crimes.
A contented life: we all want it, but what does it take to be truly at peace with how we are leading our lives? Nietzsche suggests that the most important thing is to be well-adjusted to life and to oneself, which comes down to making wholehearted choices about what we think and where we find meaning.
From elite performing artists to a marginalized community living on the fringes of society, the tawaif community has undergone numerous upheavals through the years. Saba Dewan’s Tawaifnama traces the impact of colonialism and the nationalist discourse on the marginalization and erasure of India’s Tawaif culture.
How do you find your purpose? The thing that calls to you – that you would do regardless of the money or the fame that may or may not come your way? Philosopher Alan Watts may have one key to help you answer that question.