Category Archives: expectations

Excessive faith in genetic probabilities in “Gattaca”

When discussing the 1997 film “Gattaca,” the issue of putting too much faith in genetic probabilities came up. In the film, flaws in people’s attitude towards living life emerged in a society where (almost) everyone decided to stake everything on what your genes predict you can, and can’t do at birth. In a striking scene […] Continue reading

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Letting Media Define Us As Women

I do not know when exactly or how this vicious cycle started- but it did, and it is only getting progressively worse.  The vicious cycle that I am talking about is between American women and the media.  American women are … Continue reading Continue reading

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