Racial Politics, Social Constructionism, and The Truman Show

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”

These are the first words Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote in 1762, in his book The Social Contract – a treatise of sorts on the possibility of legitimate public order based on republicanism. When I read this line in my third year undergraduate course on democratic theory I was at once profoundly shaken and moved; I wasn’t sure what I was feeling, but I was sure that this, this, was that academic awakening that all of those timeless and oft-cited canonical authors had experienced so long ago. How wrong I was. Continue reading “Racial Politics, Social Constructionism, and The Truman Show”


Welcome To The Early 1900s

I came across a link on Facebook the other day entitled “10 Things Men Find Unattractive In Women”, and my first thought was‘well, this can’t be a serious post – how can you generalize 10 personal opinions to ALL men and women? And what about LGBTQ, don’t they exist?’

As you may have guessed already, I opened the link Continue reading “Welcome To The Early 1900s”