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Social censorship and repression

The introduction of Michel Foucault’s book The History of Sexuality suggests there may be a connection between legislative repression of sexual behavior and increased criminal behavior. Foucault, who’s writing in the 1980s, is reflecting on the repression of sexual expression that was normalized before the movement for sexual liberation in the 1960s. He argues that …

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The “original position” may be the best way to think about contemporary politics

Rawls’ concept of “original position” requires people to shed all their biases in order to have a completely clear view of an issue. He calls this clear view a persons “veil of ignorance.” In reality, human beings can’t take an original position on anything because each of us has a set of biases, whether we’re …

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Getting Rid of Blackheads

For years, I’ve struggled with blackheads on my nose. I never really took care of it either because I wasn’t a very so they just kept getting worse at the years by. Eventually, I decided that enough was enough and I finally made the choice to do something about it. The first (and only) thing that I use were nose strips. I used the one from Bioré and they worked pretty well the first few times I used it. Eventually, after a while they weren’t as effective anymore because they mainly focus on the most visible blackheads on your nose, not the ones that are still deep under the skin. However, they are fairly easy to use and I still use it from to time to time, just not by itself. There are directions written on the box but basically, all you have to do is put the nose strip on […]
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That Island Ting: Madagascar

Akory ê! I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now but there were some… technical complications when it came to my website. Long story short, I accidentally deleted my databases and it led to the destruction of my website. Literally. But, somehow ya girl managed to bring it back from the dead and recreated everything – except the contents. I’m still working on that. So far, it’s looking pretty great. I got back from my trip to Madagascar in early January and can I just say, I had the best time of my life. So many memories were made and I feel a much deeper connection to my little island than ever before. While the main reason we went back home was to show my bother in law what Madagascar look like, we were also all given the chance to discover a place we’ve never been to – […]
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My College Football Picks and Predictions

A wild college football regular season just completed, and if the bowl season is anything like it, we are in for a treat. The first bowl game is set for December 15th between Gambling (who??) and North Carolina A&T. Here are my biggest questions heading into the bowl games. Can any of the games no…
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