Ethics & Philosophy 2101 Helpful Resources

Here are some websites that deal with the general topic of Ethics

or the more specific Ethics/Philosophy topics related to our course:



TedTv. talks Compassion


50 Questions


The Dalai Lama on Compassion


Ethics of Journalism in Social Media


Oxfam Canada


The ethics of business - being media savvy



Supplementary Material:


Articles, Editorials, and Topics of Interest

(* The views expressed here are not necessarily those of your teacher. These are presented here as ‘food for thought’.)


* Some articles here may deal with the topics of violence. Discretion is encouraged.*


Capitalism/Economy:


GoFundMe Gone Wild

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/08/fashion/gofundme-gone-wild.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0



  Philanthropic Capitalism

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/32504-it-s-all-part-of-capitalism-how-philanthropy-perpetuates-inequality


Zuckerberg/Chan Philanthropy

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mark-zuckerberg-responds-to-critics-of-facebook-shares-donations/


The Hypocrisy of Philanthropic capitalism

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/opinion/sunday/the-hypocrisy-of-helping-the-poor.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0


Where inequality began

http://www.eoionline.org/blog/x-marks-the-spot-where-inequality-took-root-dig-here/



The end of capitalism is nigh

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-end-of-capitalism-1.3334355



The global wealth gap

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/19/global-wealth-oxfam-inequality-davos-economic-summit-switzerland


Social Media:




  Social Media in real time

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/08/26/in-aftermath-of-virginia-shooting-social-media-takes-a-prominent-role/?tid=sm_tw


Former social media starlet calls it quits and gets honest:

http://elitedaily.com/social-news/former-model-reveals-truth-fake-instagram/1268924/


Former Social Media Model Blames social media. Mogul calls her on it.

http://nextshark.com/zack-james-essena-oneill-facebook/


  Cell phone etiquette (CSM)

http://m.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/0826/Mobile-manners-How-Americans-are-navigating-cell-phone-etiquette?cmpi


Reporting misogynistic comments from Facebook to employers:

http://m.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/clementine-ford-why-i-reported-hotel-supervisor-michael-nolans-abusive-comment-to-his-employer-20151201-glcf96.html



Online luring/extortion:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/facebook-extortion-sentencing-1.3264079?cmp=rss





Gender Inequality/Inequity


Child marriage - Bangladesh

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/28/the-saddest-bride-i-have-ever-seen-child-marrige-is-as-popular-as-ever-in-bangladesh/?tid=sm_tw


Female genitalia mutilation

http://aplus.com/a/nigeria-bans-genital-mutilation


Rape culture (upworthy) 7 things that have nothing to do with rape perfectly illustrate the concept of consent.

http://www.upworthy.com/how-7-things-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-rape-perfectly-illustrate-the-concept-of-consent


Talking about porn

http://www.theline.org.au/talking-to-kids-about-porn


Reporting misogynistic comments from Facebook to employers:

http://m.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/clementine-ford-why-i-reported-hotel-supervisor-michael-nolans-abusive-comment-to-his-employer-20151201-glcf96.html


Online luring/extortion:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/facebook-extortion-sentencing-1.3264079?cmp=rss




Violence & Terror


Gun violence vs. terrorism (chart & Obama press conference vid)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/oregon-shooting-terrorism-gun-violence/


Gun Ownership & Homicide Rates (global)

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list


Terrorism from another lens; that of a convicted terrorist


http://www.vice.com/read/talking-to-one-of-the-1993-world-trade-center-bombers-about-the-islamic-state-and-mass-shootings