Finding A Cure For Violence

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Family, Morality, Social Change Leave a Comment

I just finished watching the Netflix original series Stranger Things, and yes, it is as good as everyone says it is. Stranger Things is incredibly binge worthy. It is thrilling, fun, scary, and dark. And it is that last adjective, dark, that made me think about the shows I watch; a lot of the shows are dark. I thought through …

Just In Time For Christmas, Pornhub Sells Sexual Abuse In $25 Increments

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Family Leave a Comment

I got a message on Slack Saturday morning from Nathan, Halcyon’s Executive Director, and it reads, “Dude, look up the Pornhub Christmas gift card commercial.” It takes me a little while to Google it, since I am thinking this is obviously a joke . . . except, it’s not. Sure enough, after a quick Google search, I find an article …

When Science and Morals Collide

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Morality Leave a Comment

So, this story is admittedly weird. I went back and forth on if this is something that might fit the type of narrative The Halcyon Movement covers and discusses, but since we talk about morals I think this story certainly brings up some important moral questions. On August 4th, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) revoked a ban on Chimeras. …

A Feminist Movement for the Future

Emily Conley Culture, Social Change Leave a Comment

Feminism, at it’s core, is the advocacy for women’s rights on the basis that they are equal to men. As some have said, “Feminism is the belief that women are people too.” From the right to vote to the glass ceiling, feminists have fought hard to have the same rights and opportunities as men. But there are some questions as …

Millennials & Pornography: Are we preventing or perpetuating sexual violence?

Joshua Tijerina Family, Social Change 1 Comment

According to Pornhub’s latest statistics, people watched 4,392,486,580 hours of porn on PornHub’s site in 2015. Yes, that is over 4 billion hours . . . of porn . . . on one site. While I am not naive to the prevalence of pornography, I still couldn’t help but feel shocked and I immediately thought, how does watching over 4 …