How First-Person Shooter Games Affect Our Kids

Louisa Leontiades Media Psychology, Politics Leave a Comment

My media psychology professor is an awkwardly charming, middle-aged white man with thick rimmed glasses who ocassionally disrupts our facebook browsing during his class by pointedly saying ‘I can’t tell you what’s in the exam but this is Very Important. But I was already paying attention, not just because I’m a mature student with too much coffee in her blood, but …

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Why We Should Say ‘Female Genital Cutting’ and Not ‘Mutilation’

Louisa Leontiades Abuse, Cultural, Politics, Published Articles

Mutilation is not a word commonly associated with love. But given that the choice in many African communities is to be cut or choose a future where your child is ostracised, unlovable and ‘unmarriable’—the question must be about how love manifests for children, when it comes to ensuring their survival.

The Face of a Dying Breed, The European Brit

Louisa Leontiades Constructs, Politics Leave a Comment

aybe you like me, are growing weary of the bigoted, beating heart of Brexit-fucking-Britain, but unforeseen consequences and unsolved issues still resound almost two years after the referendum. One of the unexamined shames, is the inevitable decline of the Treaty of Rome generation, those who grew up identifying as European hybrids thanks to mixed heritages; bi-tri-or multilingual folk, those who live like …

Refugee Voices Tour

Bringing Attention to Atrocities in an Apathetic Western World

Louisa Leontiades Musings From Berlin, Politics

But there is no victorious ‘democratic’ ending to this story. In Syria the civil uprising has gradually been transformed into a full scale civil war. Sayid and his colleagues have all lost loved ones to this war and their political is personal. Sayid’s own crime–and why he is here–was to film government violence and put it up on YouTube, after which he was put on the list of wanted terrorists.

What Can We Laugh at Now?: Political Correctness and Humor

Louisa Leontiades Cult-Biz-Tech, Politics, Published Articles

What we find funny is indicative of our beliefs, attitudes, judgements and opinions. It is a useful barometer. When we mock those who by birth or circumstance are less fortunate, we become persecutors and make others our victims. We have no less duty of care for verbal abuse even through humour, than we do for physical abuse.

Why Violence is used to Counter Fascism

Louisa Leontiades Politics

But the course of your chosen response in the fight against dehumanization is not necessarily dictated by your political stance. Whether you use reasonable discourse or violent protest is more likely be influenced by another factor: privilege, and how your privilege promotes your own survival.