Michael Cook

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.

Give them sterile razors
15 Feb 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: autonomy, bioethics, harm minimization, human dignity, self-harm
Should patients who want to self-harm be assisted, so as not to offend their personal autonomy?

Gender-affirming bathroom policies are ‘quackery’
14 Feb 2017 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, transgenderism
Medical experts speak out against supporting transitions for transgender children

Australia’s Royal Commission should investigate government schools
13 Feb 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Australia, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, sexual abuse
Reports in the media suggest that there may be a serious problem of sexual abuse, past and present

The ever-expanding family of LGB acronyms
12 Feb 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Now we'll have to add BDSM after the Fifty Shades novels and films

Clerical sex abuse in Australia: can you believe the statistics?
9 Feb 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, sex abuse, sex abuse crisis
The story is ghastly enough, but the media has doubled the horror.

Imagining a future with compulsory euthanasia
8 Feb 2017 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, New Zealand
Let's stop global warming by cutting down on the number of old people

The astonishing witness of locked-in patients
7 Feb 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: autonomy, euthanasia, happiness, locked-in syndrome
Despite their terrible disability, they are satisfied with life

Combatting pornography
7 Feb 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A practical guide away from porn and towards love

Struggling woman with dementia euthanised in Netherlands
6 Feb 2017 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Netherlands
Relatives had to hold her down so that the doctor could give the lethal injection.

Congratulations, Patriots!
6 Feb 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  

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