Is bigotry a public health problem?

Is bigotry a public health problem?

By Ronald W. Pies Over a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled “Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?” At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making “pathological bigotry” or pathological bias – essentially, bias so extreme it interferes with...
Why don’t more women win science Nobels?

Why don’t more women win science Nobels?

By Mary K. Feeney One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, but why don’t more women win science Nobels? One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news...
Bad blood: Risk or discrimination?

Bad blood: Risk or discrimination?

By Simon Stewart Simon Stewart investigates whether members of the gay community are discriminated against when it comes to the option of donating blood. Blood, collected in very large amounts from the bodies of an ever-growing population of human beings, can be both...
What is the infinite game? ▶

What is the infinite game? ▶

Living life as an infinite game is something Niki Harré explores in her new book, The Infinite Game. She looks at our society (are people pawns or participants?) and ourselves (what kind of player would you like to be?) to offer a uniquely different vision of how we...
Are identity politics emancipatory or regressive?

Are identity politics emancipatory or regressive?

By John Bowen & Will Kymlicka John Bowen and Will Kymlicka discuss whether identity politics are emancipatory or regressive. Identity politics are a pervasive feature of the modern world. From caste-based politics in India to the rise of xenophobic Christian...