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Being and Being Bought
Pauline Cooper-Ioelu | 17 February 2014 |
tags: book reviews, feminism, prostitution, surrogacy
A new feminist book sees both prostitution and surrogacy as anti-woman.

Enduring power
J. Donald Boudreau | 08 January 2014 |
tags: bioethics, Hippocratic Oath
After 2,400 years, the Hippocratic Oath still inspires doctors. Why is a leading bioethicist mocking it?

The unseen epidemic
Paul Russell | 17 September 2013 |
tags: abuse, disability, elder abuse, euthanasia
Disability abuse, like elder abuse, is widespread but seldom reported.

Teaching children the facts of life
Louise Kirk | 24 June 2013 |
tags: character education, parental rights, sex education
With new science and story-telling techniques the task is actually getting easier for parents.

Another day, another Army sex scandal
Michael Cook | 14 June 2013 |
tags: Australian Army, sexual abuse
When is the Australian Army going to learn about the birds and the bees?

2 doctors, 103 women, sterilisation quota achieved
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 March 2013 |
tags: India, population control, sterilisation camps
India's target-driven quotas for female sterilisation are producing horrific scenes, all with the aid of Western money.

Who am I? The building of bionic man
William E. Carroll | 05 March 2013 |
tags: bioethics, bionic man, enhancement
The invention of Rex, a bionic man with artificially created organs, helps us see why it is impossible for any machine to be a human being.

Courting - a Valentine’s Day proposal
Caitlin Seery | 14 February 2013 |
tags: courtship, dating, Valentine's Day
The old rules of courtship free us for what matters on a date: getting to know the man or woman across the table.

From a man of the French left, a passionate defence of marriage
Mary Le Rumeur | 09 February 2013 |
tags: France, same-sex marriage
Bruno Nestor Azerot electrified the National Assembly in Paris when he spoke against gay marriage.

The expanding gender agenda
Dale O'Leary | 06 February 2013 |
tags: feminism, gender theory, sexual difference
Students at progressive universities are in the vanguard of a sexual identity movement that is in denial about reality.

Film exposes ambiguities of workplace bullying
Izzy Kalman | 28 January 2013 |
tags: bullying, work
Why was the media so quick to jump to conclusions after a tragic suicide at the University of Virginia?

Roe’s legacy of false freedom
Meg T. McDonnell | 26 January 2013 |
tags: Millennials, pro-life movement, Roe v. Wade
A young pro-life woman wonders when some Millennials are going to wake up to the big lie about reproductive freedom.

Harvard Munch: when liberty becomes bondage
Michael Cook | 10 January 2013 |
tags: bestiality, Harvard, John Stuart Mill, sado-masochism, torture, utilitarianism
One hundred and fifty years after J S Mill's famous book on Utilitarianism, the heirs of his philosophy are embracing nihilism.

The smokescreen putting young men’s health at risk
Thomas Coy | 13 November 2012 |
tags: health policy, HIV, homosexuality
How much worse do the risks of gay sex have to be before it rates the same public health warnings as smoking?

How to Get the Man of Your Dreams
Tamara Rajakariar and Jonathan E. Doyle | 26 September 2012 |
tags: books, dating, relationships
The author of a new book is quizzed about its big promise.

AIDS and medical ethics: a great betrayal
Matthew Hanley | 25 September 2012 |
tags: HIVAIDS, medical ethics, philosophy
The risk reduction ethic only aims to sanitise and thereby perpetuate hazardous behaviour.

A beastly double standard
Clive Hamilton | 25 September 2012 |
tags: bestiality, Peter Singer, same-sex marriage
An Australian Senator is reviled for a slippery slope argument while a philosopher is honoured for celebrating it.

A dangerous dish on the cultural menu
Monica Gabriel and Kara Eschbach | 21 September 2012 |
tags: college, hooking up, women's issues
Are “boys on the side” really the answer to young women’s career ambitions?

Poisoned Ivies
Michael W. Hannon | 17 September 2012 |
tags: book reviews, higher education, pornography
Nathan Harden’s “Sex and God at Yale” graphically shows what moral bankruptcy and relativism has produced at America's most elite universities.

Children made me
Helen M. Alvaré | 30 August 2012 |
tags: books, Catholic faith, Women Speak for Themselves
A Catholic academic and feminist tells how she discovered the meaning of marriage and the joy of self-giving.

Rape, pregnancy and a woman’s freedom
Meg T. McDonnell | 27 August 2012 |
tags: abortion, rape, US politics
Rape does not have to take the joy out of bringing a new life into the world.

Locked in to euthanasia
Michael Cook | 21 August 2012 |
tags: euthanasia, locked-in syndrome
Believe it or not, it is possible for people to find happiness in the strangest places -- even quadriplegia.

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