Quickies: Bic’s sexist ad, mediums channeling artists, and Catholic bishops call for vaccine boycott
- Bic pens two apologies for sexist blunder when promoting National Women’s Day – “The firm created a poster (above) advertising its pens – but somehow the line “think like a man” failed to raise alarm bells in the marketing department.” From Donna.
- Brazil’s mediums channel dead artists. Is it worship or just delusion? – “This all gets into some strange legal ground. There was a case in which the widow of a famous dead author sued a medium for royalties because he was supposedly channeling her dead husband’s spirit and writing new blockbusters.” From Arturo.
- Would you rather lose your money or your morals? – “This question, what makes someone seem like who they are?, is a fundamental one that philosophers and psychologists have always struggled to answer. Some thinkers have suggested that it’s our bodies that define us, while others argue that it’s our memories.” From Courtney.
- Catholic bishops in Kenya call for boycott of polio vaccine – “The country’s Conference of Catholic Bishops declared a boycott of the World Health Organization’s vaccination campaign, saying they needed to “test” whether ingredients contain a derivative of estrogen. Dr. Wahome Ngare of the Kenyan Catholic Doctor’s Association alleged that the presence of the female hormone could sterilize children.” From Criticaldragon1177.