Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that’s all. Henry Ford


“They were cold, professionally polished, and well on their way up a career ladder that would ensure that despite the uniforms they wore, they would never have to come within a thousand kilometers of a genuine firefight. The only problem they had, as they cruised sharkishly back and forth across the cool marble floor of… Continue reading War

Sociopathy and Allegiance

“I tried for the Envoys once,” Trepp said suddenly. I glanced sideways at her, curious. “Yeah?” “Yeah, long time ago. They rejected me on profile. No capacity for allegiance, they said.” I grunted. “Figures. You were never in the military were you?” “What do you think? She was looking at me as if I’d just suggested she… Continue reading Sociopathy and Allegiance

Rules and The System

“Kristin, nothing ever does change.” I jerked a thumb back at the crowd outside. “You’ll always have morons like that, swallowing belief patterns whole so they don’t have to think for themselves. You’ll always have people like Kawahara and the Bancrofts to push their buttons and cash in on the program. People like you to make sure… Continue reading Rules and The System

Choking Someone is Felony Assault and Attempted Homicide

There have been several high-profile cases in the news this week about people choking people. I wanted to bring it up and talk about some important facts. Consent must be talked about before-hand. Non-consensual choking, even during consensual sex, is strangulation. It is felony assault and it is attempted homicide; with a mandatory prison sentence.… Continue reading Choking Someone is Felony Assault and Attempted Homicide

Deviance and Justice Quote

“Individuals who fight to change the established social order sometimes face the possibility of being labeled deviant—and even mentally ill. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, for instance, women in Britain who demonstrated for women’s right to vote were widely viewed to be mentally ill. When a person’s or a group’s behavior challenges… Continue reading Deviance and Justice Quote

The Relationship Between Stress and Submissiveness

Super interesting research into stress related to dominance versus submission in social rank and lots of research about specific health consequences. One of the strangest things I would not have expected is a connection between social submissiveness and the amount of body fat specific to the abdomen. Social submissiveness is also directly connected to very… Continue reading The Relationship Between Stress and Submissiveness

Gender and Altruism

“Women are more likely than men to help when the context involves existing interpersonal relationships or nurturing, such as volunteering time to help a child with a personal problem (Eagly, 2009). Men, on the other hand, are more likely to help in situations in which a perceived danger is present (for instance, picking up a… Continue reading Gender and Altruism