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My Thoughts On “We Are ‘Synthetic Children’ And We Agree With Dolce & Gabbana”

Well then, let’s do it! Another touchy subject. Read more…

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My Thoughts on Feminism

Feminism.

Lately, this seems to be quite a touchy subject. From what I’ve observed, Western society is divided at least in three basic groups on this matter: pro-feminism, anti-feminism, and I-don’t-really-care-about-feminism. Of course, it gets more complicated than that. There are so many different interpretations of what feminist theory is in the first place.

In general, feminism strives for gender equality in every sphere and institution of our social world, from domestic to public, from private to government, and so on. There is, however, issues with how some feminists in our society present their ideas and opinions, which a lot of times create misunderstandings. Read more…

Savage Minds

I recently stumbled upon a great blog, while researching for anthropology. Savage Minds is a distinguished blog, written by numerous people, some of them guest bloggers. It’s a great place to have a read about contemporary issues in different societies and how they are being presented through an anthropological lens. Here is an awesome example written by Kerim about how anthropologists look at belief and religion : http://savageminds.org/2015/02/16/belief-is-a-practice/#more-16343

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Anthropology- a perspective

I’ve realized that there are some people who might not be familiar with anthropology. Here’s a great post from hjennens explaining it 🙂

Honestly, Holly.

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A lot of people I’ve come across don’t understand what I say when I explain I study anthropology. They often say “oh that’s where you look at really old human bones, right?” No. Or they ask “is that the field where you excavate for old artifacts?” No.
Anthropology is essentially the study of human beings and how humans interact with their environment, each other and themselves.
For me, anthropology provides a bridge between human differences and similarities. It’s a way of going outside yourself and gaining a new perspective. A perspective you never would have had if you hadn’t sought it out.
For me, this is not just a possible career path, but a very important and useful tool for life.
Some anthropologists believe that our culture is what creates us. That how we were raised and what we are taught and the environment we live in determines who we…

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