The Sexy Good Samaritan?

  If you thought it was just Hollywood (or the patriarchy) that was oversexualizing everything, think again. It’s Germany! A mini scandal erupted in the European nation this week when a public health information campaign went terribly, tastelessly, wrong: A German first aid organization, called the Samaritan Workers Federation, is eager to educate Germans, particularly … Continued

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Rays of Light and Hope from Ferguson

There is an old axiom in journalism about the most successful headlines: “If it bleeds, it leads.” With regard to Ferguson, it might as well be, “If it bleeds, breaks, burns, or blows up…” The mass media, and its insatiable appetite for blood and destruction has focused our attention almost exclusively on all that is … Continued

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Is Chivalry Too Risky?

The word “chivalry” brings to mind heroic images of a knight in shining armor riding to the defense of a damsel in distress. We don’t usually consider the possibility that things may go badly for the would-be rescuer. Earlier this month, a 39-year-old Texan visiting Philadelphia was out in the wee hours of the morning … Continued

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A Good Samaritan Story for the Digital Age

If you found a wallet containing $40,000 worth of assets, would you keep it or turn it in?   Add a caveat… If you found $40K and were homeless, would you pocket or report the missing money? Pause?  Stop to think about it? Glen James from Boston made headlines for turning in a lost backpack containing … Continued

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