Well said! Solidarity!
Wild stuff. I’ve done only the smallest amount of reading and thinking about topics like online identity. This article has shown me that there is a whole lot more to consider. When she writes the following in her conclusion it’s clear to me that we have a long way to go before we get trusted, reliable, private, and secure identity services.
I’m a software engineer and computer nerd, and I don’t trust myself to self-custody this data.Molly White
I found this a very encouraging TED talk. I’m putting this here so that I don’t forget it or, if I do, I’ll be able to find it again. By spending this much attention on it maybe it’ll be a little easier to remember when I need to.
Blaming individuals for obesity may be altogether wrong, as this article states. It points out a lot of research reveals that obesity is not just a failure of individual will-power and responsibility. Blaming individual people for their own (or their children’s) obesity is counterproductive (though it certainly is profitable). Most of this research “…makes it clear that obesity isn’t a simple school physics experiment.” Much more research is needed.
Well, this article changes things.
But wait! What if this is also a conspiracy theory?! 🙂
No, I haven’t vetted this article and, no, I didn’t “do the research”. The authors did note that the “present study is not without limitations” so do take it with a grain of salt.
BIPOC – Black and Indigenous People Of Color
Read this article for a more in-depth explanation. It is a good reminder that searching for (or, worse, demanding) the “right” terminology can erase the struggle involved with developing modes of communicating about groups of people and oppress the people doing the work.
This is an interesting article on how “you guys” became the second-person plural pronoun in English to replace “you” which had transformed into the second-person singular pronoun.
The Oatmeal has a wonderful explanation of the backfire effect about our ever-so-human challenge of changing our own or each others’ minds. I know a few of my hard-to-challenge core beliefs but I’m sure I have more that I haven’t identified yet.
I’d heard about some of this before.