I recently went to see the new documentary Bully and came out feeling that the movie needs to be seen by as many people as possible – particularly preteens, teens, parents (even of very young children), teachers, and school administrators. Read More
It's been a tough summer. The best part of it was, hands-down, spending a week with very dear friends and their new beautiful little girl. I was able to feed her, change her, be there for her first bath, and take her during the night so that her parents could get some much needed sleep and go out on the town together. Read More
Humans have what seems to be a contradictory relationship with modern technology. The Internet and cell phones have allowed us to stay more "connected" to each other in one sense, and yet alienated us from each other in another sense. Read More
I wanted a boy. I had always wanted a boy. So, naturally, when the ultrasound technician took a snapshot of my fetus during the 20-week-ultrasound, I was unsurprised when he revealed that I was carrying a little girl (isn't that how it usually works). Read More
Bertha Alvarez Manninen is an assistant professor of philosophy in the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University.