human rights essay

Human Rights

Human rights are usually said to be inalienable and innate. However, universal human rights are more of a modern invention. In the ancient past, these…

Why People Become Homeless

By Nicholas Klacsanzky When we see homeless people around our cities or towns, we may not think about how they got into their circumstance. We…

Humans Should Meditate

By Nicholas Klacsanzky People should meditate for various reasons. Meditation is not just a fad, or a cultural aspect, or an act hippies do. Meditation…

An Introspection on Racism

By Nicholas Klacsanzky I did not have any African American friends before my mother got married to an African American man. I had African American…

The Beginnings of Feminism

By Nicholas Klacsanzky Though feminism is seen as a modern-day perspective and philosophy, its history extends far back. In fact, feminism does not have, like…

Why There Must Be Qualification Tests for Voting

In western democratic societies, people have gotten used to almost absolute freedom: of speech, consciousness, self-expression, gender roles, and so on. Freedom of political will…

Smoking Ban

By Nick Thorne The recent Privacy International report, Civil Liberties: Up in Smoke contains some excellent arguments against the smoking ban. Nevertheless, the persistent hyperbole…

Should Marijuana Be Legal for Medicinal Purposes?

Drug addiction is something societies all over the world rarely tolerate. Although almost every culture has a tradition of consuming narcotic substances—alcohol, in the first…

A Defence of Private Schools

By Angus Kennedy Kevin Rooney wants to start a fight to ban private schools (1)(2). To give every child an Eton. To storm the Bastilles…

Police Violence in the U.S.

In the U.S., police killings of citizens is a common occurrence. In fact, U.S. police kill more people in days than some countries do in…

Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

By Mark Carrigan We all find it hard to admit that we were wrong, yet this is precisely what the feminist writer and journalist Natasha…

Changing Gender Roles

There is an infamous old German expression: “Kinder, Kuche, Kirche,” supposedly coined by emperor Wilhelm II and referring to a woman’s place in German society,…

Positive Effects of the Feminism Movement

Among the socio-political movements that managed to change the world we live in, feminism can be fairly called one of the most revolutionary and influential.…

On Equality and Persons

Let us consider persons. Human beings will suit our definition of persons for now, but we will come back to this later. All persons are…

Euthanasia Should Be Allowed

During the last 100 years, medicine has advanced incredibly; humanity has learned to treat diseases that have killed thousands of people throughout centuries. However, there…

Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships

Falling in love with a person is, perhaps, one of the most important events in a person’s life. Many people who fall in love marry…

Arguments Against Smoking Bans

Along with such significant social problems, such as alcoholism, STDs, and racism, smoking cigarettes remains in the number of the most significant ones. Public attention…

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