Marx’s Concept of Commodities Revisited

In socio-economic activities, commodities play an essential role in shaping and affecting social processes. This paper will discuss Karl Marx's concepts of "commodities," which will focus on its values, labour embodiment, and the extent to social relations. Entities or commodities are items or articles external to humans, satisfy their needs and wants. When we talk … Continue reading Marx’s Concept of Commodities Revisited

A Tale of Womanhood

     The documentary discusses the essentialist view of gender and its power, which poses the distinction and disparity between men and women. Essentialism elucidates the facets of human behaviour and identity as part of its essentiality (Jackson and Rahman, 2010, p. 16-17). The film "Period. End of Sentence" reflectively exposes this disparity in human behaviour … Continue reading A Tale of Womanhood

Rational Education: A Stride Toward Equality of the Sexes

     The age of Enlightenment, also known simply as Enlightenment, was centred on the power of reason as the primary source of knowledge, intellect, and progressive ideas of liberty and progress in the society. In line with this principle, Mary Wollstonecraft challenged the enlightenment thinkers in understanding its real essence.      In light of the … Continue reading Rational Education: A Stride Toward Equality of the Sexes

A Deviance That Makes A Difference

     Societies evolve and develop, and their progression processes underwent gradual to swift social changes over time, by which Karl Marx sees them in the context of conflicts. Inequality and injustices in society are the foundations of societal conflicts, driving forces of social deviance.  Stephanie Ehret (23 September 2020) takes on the dictionary meaning of … Continue reading A Deviance That Makes A Difference

Becoming A Man for Wrong Reasons

     The social construction of a "real man" is evident in different cultures, ethnicities, and civilizations, wherein being masculine is attributed to violence. Undoubtedly, violence, which entails deviant behaviours, is a part of the ever-changing social dynamics. Men, then, are always deemed to be the main actors in any scene of violence. Jackson Katz, in … Continue reading Becoming A Man for Wrong Reasons

Duterteism: Reviving the Morals and Spirit of the Filipinos

(This essay describes Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s leadership. It discusses Duterte's public management in the context of moral entrepreneurship, social deviance, and deviance dance in politics.)      One of the primary charms of influential or powerful people is their capability to influence a group of people or the general public for the common good … Continue reading Duterteism: Reviving the Morals and Spirit of the Filipinos