Nothing we can do will make the world more free, fair and prosperous than giving women control over their own bodies

Marchers hold signs that say “Resist Sis” and “Viva La Revolucion” in front of Trump International Hotel on January 19, 2019
Marchers hold signs that say “Resist Sis” and “Viva La Revolucion” in front of Trump International Hotel on January 19, 2019
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By Victoria Bateman

Women’s bodies are one of the biggest political battlegrounds of our time. …

On Nias island, the heart can be ‘squeezed’, ‘hot’, even ‘hairy’. What can anthropology say about unfamiliar emotional zones?

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By Andrew Beatty

In his classic thought experiment set out in ‘What Is An Emotion?’ (1884), William James, pioneer psychologist and brother of the novelist Henry, tried to imagine what would be left of emotion if you subtracted the bodily symptoms. …

Mindfulness promotes itself as value-neutral but it is loaded with (troubling) assumptions about the self and the cosmos

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By Sahanika Ratnayake

Three years ago, when I was studying for a Masters in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, mindfulness was very much in the air. …

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