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‘Fat Studies’ course deems ‘weightism’ a ‘social justice issue’

Oregon State University will offer a spring course on “fat studies” in order to teach students how “weight-based oppression” is a “social justice issue.”

According to a syllabus for the course obtained by Campus Reform, students will examine “body weight, shape, and size as an area of human difference subject to privilege and discrimination that intersects with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability.”


850,000 Muslim Migrants in Turkey Already on the EU Dole

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).


A Morlock demands payment from a worker-bot.

South Korea introduces world’s first ‘robot tax’

South Korea has introduced what is being called the world’s first tax on robots amid fears that machines will replace human workers, leading to mass unemployment.

The country will limit tax incentives for investments in automated machines as part of a newly proposed revision of its tax laws.

It is hoped the policy will make up for lost income taxes as workers are gradually replaced by machines, as well as filling welfare coffers ahead of an expected rise in unemployment, according to the Korea Times.


For Canada’s LGBT community, acceptance is still a work in progress

In the study, the majority of respondents who were out to friends and family said their sexual orientation was at least well accepted by their immediate family, friends, partners and co-workers, and that they get an adequate amount of support from their close family members.

But three-quarters of the LGBT respondents said they had been victims of bullying, much higher than the 45 per cent of heterosexual cisgender individuals who reported such treatment.


Professor Calls Genocide Morally Required

Abed said Raphael Lemkin’s Axis Rule in Occupied Europe sparked his interest in war, terrorism, torture and genocide, causing him to “have doubts about narrow definitions of genocide that view it as a species of mass murder that aims at the destruction of nations and other such groups.” He said those queries were “what motivated the project of conceptual clarification and analysis I have undertaken in my work.”


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