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They’re not just ‘human’ rights

For breakfast we eat eggs and for dinner we eat meat. Sometimes we eat both in the same meal. We wear our leather jackets and woollen scarves and buy tickets to attend the circus or visit the zoo. We keep our animals in cages and as children we ran into the local pet shops to beg our parents to buy us a puppy. These are all normal traits of the average human… but are our actions playing a part in restricting basic rights for animals?

Author Peter Singer explains in his book Animal Liberation that an important distinction to make when talking about animal rights is that the basic principle of equality does not require identical treatment, it requires equal consideration.

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Jeremy Bentham, founder of the reforming utilitarian school of moral philosophy explains that when deciding on a being’s rights,

“The question is not ‘Can they reason?’ nor ‘Can they talk?’ but ‘Can they suffer?’”

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My Favourite Filter

My favourite filter is the golden butterfly crown. It’s not always available, in fact it’s been more than a month since I last had a chance to use it. I’ve had to resort to the basic hoe dog filter and the blush effect if I want to send a flattering selfie via Snapchat. If you scroll through my Instagram you’ll see if very rarely post selfies I’ve taken by myself (I much prefer photos taken of me or group photos), but LET ME TELL YOU, Snapchat is a whole different ball game. I’m not camera shy there. Why? Filters! Continue reading My Favourite Filter

Poverty Porn [SFW]

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Source: Oxford Dictionary

“Porn”, you say the word out loud… young boys snicker and conservatives begin to feel a little uncomfortable. Many begin to visualise a sexual experience, not of their own, but one they have watched. These reactions are justified by pornography’s definition; visual material intended to stimulate sexual excitement. So imagine how wrong it felt to combine a word associated with sexuality with the word ‘poverty’ for this week’s BCM tutorial.

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