The world was built on ‘machismo’ when it was said that God was a man. A concept from which Bogota never escaped: a warped city until it became a metropolis without a beginning or end, of which the Spanish conquistador arbitrarily changed the name, from Bacatá to Bogotá.
I want to examine the key issue of how to establish a balance of diversity and unity. Too much diversity, and society will fragment; too much unity and we have a closed society. How do we find the balance? Is it too much to suggest that it is possible to […]
The use and exploitation of words and images has historically favoured men in whose hands, lies the authority of important and universal texts concerning the conduct of cultures and nations. Women have been the losers as a result. Marjorie Andrea González Ramírez It doesn’t always happen, but it happens […]
We’re not sure if you’ve heard about it, but there is currently a ‘war on women’. This war, like many others, has not been pretty. Nearly every media outlet and blogosphere has exploded with commentary over the past year. _ Rochelle Burgess and Teresa Whitney The casualties of this […]
In a western world premised on a culture of denial of differences, is a concept of ‘national character’ meaningful? Or a basis for harmful stereotyping? Can we learn anything constructive about differences, if, indeed, they exist? . Nigel Pocock . Studies of neurogenesis and synaptogenesis (the life-long generation of new […]