What’s Wrong With One-Size-Fits-All Fines?


Op-ed here.

Peter Singer on “The Nation of Kangaroos”


Commentary here.

What’s Wrong With Cloning Your Dog?


Op-Ed here.

Philosophers’ Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Chimpanzee Rights


Details here.

What’s Wrong With Giving Extra Credit?


Short piece here.

What’s Wrong With Playing Cards Against Humanity?


Philosophy graduate student Sam Director on “The Inhumanity of Cards Against Humanity” (which also appears in the current issue of Think.


In general, it is morally wrong to joke about the suffering of a category of people while in front of a person who fits into this category. I argue that, when people play the game Cards Against Humanity, it is likely that they do this very action. Thus, I conclude that it is morally wrong to play Cards Against Humanity.

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What’s Wrong With California’s Gender Recognition Act?


Story here.

Philosopher Bonnie Steinbock on DHHS’s new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

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Philosopher Jessica Flanigan on the Feminist Case for a Universal Basic Income




Philosopher Rebecca Kukla on Fat Shaming the President


Philosopher Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown) has given What’s Wrong? permission to repost the following comments, which she initially posted on Facebook:

Oy. We go around and around this. Stop fat shaming Donald Trump. Not because I give one rat’s ass how mean you are to Donald Trump, but because every time you fat shame Donald Trump you fat shame every fat person on Earth. Just stop it.

And don’t tell me how the real issue for you is that he is lying about his weight. First, we all know he lies. This is not news. He lies about things that actually matter, unlike this. Second, we live in a culture where people are under enormous pressure to lie about their weight and I bet many of you who are mocking him have done it too. Third, if all you cared about was the lie, you wouldn’t be re-posting unflattering pictures where you think his fat looks funny and gross because hahaha oh look his belly is hanging.

Just stop it. It’s hateful.