Practice “Freedom Feminism”
Imagine a stranger coming up to you and saying, “I’m not trying to insult you, but you’re ugly.” Wouldn’t you be upset? The example may sound farfetched, but it’s exactly what two Baylor Lariat columnists have done over the past two weeks. In her column (“Ring-by-spring stereotype goes both ways,”) Lariat staff writer Maleesa Johnson implores readers to “please do not read this [article] as me | Read More »
America – the best country in the world?
Is America truly the best country in the world? With the 4th of July celebration fresh in our minds, it’s a question worth examining. Some certainly don’t think so. In the pilot episode of HBO’s The Newsroom, main character Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) unleashes a tirade of depressing statistics, claiming, “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world.” On | Read More »
China’s Internet, SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA
Last week, the Economist featured a “special report” on internet freedom in China, bringing to mind the unprecedented public reaction to the introductions of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) debates in late 2011 and early 2012. Though the bills were notably over-hyped by critics, the reaction reflects the different views between the American and Chinese governments on internet regulation. When SOPA | Read More »