Articles from Sophist In Training
**This was originally posted within a Facebook group, I apologise for the poor wording.
This post is just a plug for this piece on Online Opinion by Dr Rob Cover, Associate Professor in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia (who kind of looks like a gang rapist in the photo, but I’m sure is lovely).
Many of you would have read today about Charlotte Dawson’s hospitalisation following some pretty horrible harassment on Twitter. Threats, insults and mockery seem to be a large part of online discourse, and have on many occasions posed questions as to whether new law should come to force hosting websites to reveal the identity of on
I come from a generation that greatly admires the idea of a 1960s “sexual revolution” – an era supposedly marked by increased freedoms in sexual pleasure by throwing off authoritarian cultural, legal and biological (If you think of the pill) constraints. This is often viewed as a progression from frigid, repressed individuals into free thinking, self aware pleasure seekers.