Killing them softly

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The social pressures for young women (and increasingly young men) to conform to certain expectations placed upon them by the media are immense. The upshot is that women today are involved in a constant psychological battle between myth and reality.

Don’t outsource your opinion

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The problem with outsourcing your opinion to ‘trusted news organisations’ is that no journalist or publication is right 100% of the time.  Media literacy is more important than ever – especially when once trusted news outlets have long since worn out their ‘benefit-of-the-doubt’ card.

Our prisoners’ dilemma

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Crime and punishment have always been bedfellows. But what if many of the assumptions that we make around the justification of that punishment are simply false? Joining us to discuss the current state of the British prison system and what can be done to improve it, former prison monitor and criminologist Faith Spear and Dr David Scott, senior lecturer in criminology at the Open University.

Making your own way in the gig economy

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It’s very easy to feel disenchanted by the new gig economy. However, anthropologist Ilana Gershon tells Renegade Inc. there are important ways workers can exploit the new economy for their own benefit.

We cannot fight the NRA through a fog of doubt

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The students of Stoneman Douglas High School and their allies cannot take on the NRA with passion alone. If gun control has any chance of succeeding, advocates will need time to understand exactly how their opponents operate.

A Renegade Inc. guide to Facebook privacy

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In light of the recent Cambridge Analytica revelations, we thought it important to show Facebook users how to reclaim some of their internet privacy.

Cambridge Analytica & the myth of internet voodoo magic

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The Cambridge Analytica revelations are not proof of some internet voodoo magic, they have merely demonstrated, perhaps for the first time, how online advertising actually works. Except that, according to UK consultant, Matt Muir, we don’t even really know if it works.

Question everything

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In a sensationalist world that operates at breakneck speed, many of us get caught careering between stimulus and response, rarely stopping to think critically about why we do what we do. More fundamentally, with nationalism on the rise, we ask: can philosophy enable us to think differently about our true identity? Stine Jensen is a Danish philosopher who lives in the Netherlands, a country and people that are not afraid of big or new ideas. We went there to meet her to find out about the importance philosophy has in our modern distracted world. We also wanted to know if Plato was right. Is the unexamined life really not worth living?