Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ moral relativism

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Today’s Jesus and Mo, titled “basis”, came with the emailed note, “Moses is back again, with his newfangled book-learnin’.” The strip implies that “normative” moral relativism, which is prescriptive behavior rather than merely a description of variance across societies, is a good thing. That puzzles me a bit,…

Beyond Bold: Baby Girl Reports from the Occupied West Bank

  Meet 10-yr-old Palestinian Journalist  How could this story not catch my attention?!  I do worry about the effects of oppression and war on children in places like Palestine, and I worry about the traumatic experiences that such young children have to endure and the injustice of it all. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been raging…

Beyond Child Marriage: Afghan Rapper with a Message

Story and video: 100 Women: Afghan Rapper Escapes Child Marriage This story is an inspiration to us all, to never give up, to keep fighting for what we believe in, to work at it day by day. Do you know of other rappers with messages of hope and change and social justice? Please share some…

Beyond Death Threats: Palestinian Woman Drives Taxi

The Only Female Cab Driver in Palestine… (Full article at world.mic) Nadia Ahmad is doing something that no other Palestinian woman has done before – be a cab driver. And I, for one, am proud of her courage. Of course, she faced some pretty serious obstacles…from groups of male cab drivers and the media and…

Some Video Games Are Going Beyond… And I Like It!

Wow, wow, wow! Check out the full story and how they made the video game. Very cool stuff. TheEqualizer: Women added to EA Sports’ FIFA video game I was really excited to see the news that the very popular video game, FIFA, is releasing their 2016 version with female players! It’s about time, right? I…

Doll “Make Unders”…. Yes, That’s Beyond Better

The transformation of these little dolls is quite lovely. Way to go, Sonia Singh! This is what dolls SHOULD LOOK LIKE. She repainted the dolls faces, which as you can see were ridiculously unrealistic, and her mother knitted them all new, adorable outfits. I also love that her husband is so supportive of the project……

My First Post – Beyond What?

Why gender roles? Well, I have to admit that I see and hear messages about gender and sexuality almost everywhere and all the time. I see them in movies, in advertising, in textbooks. I hear them in music, on the news, in conversation. I am a people watcher, an observer, a ponderer, and I wonder…