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https://deadwildroses.com/2022/12/01/40-useful-concepts-from-of-all-places-twitter/ In 40 tweets I will explain 40 useful concepts you should know. 1. Ostrich Effect: We often try to avoid info that we fear will cause us stress. Thus bills and work emails remain unopened, bank balances remain unchecked. This is counterproductive because ignoring a problem doesn’t eliminate the problem or your anxiety; it …
Because believing you’re better simply because you’re male is, like believing you’re better simply because your skin is white, the only way to high(er) status that doesn’t depend on actually doing something.
Great list by Justine Cotter at McSweeney’s: “Are You a Parent of a Toddler or an Assistant to a Male CEO of a Tech Startup?” https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/are-you-a-parent-of-a-toddler-or-an-assistant-to-a-male-ceo-of-a-tech-startup
For anyone who’s had to wait, and wait, to pay for their groceries while somoene ahead of them indugles in their gamlibling addiction, and for anyone who’s tried to use the self-serve check-outs instead, check out the scene in chap 30 of Tim Dorsey’s Tiger Shrimp.
(No, it’s not a love story/romance.) It’s a must-read for “knobs [who] lose their shit over phones dying” (p5). (And anyone who even thinks of joining the military.
I used to think that ‘Out with the literary canon altogether’ was going too far, but now … Name one work conventionally considered part of the traditional literary canon that does not subordinate women—their existence, their presence, their importance, what they say, what they do … And so by continuing to grant the work such …
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is If I’d read this before I wrote Jess, I certainly would have mentioned Scalzi’s metaphor and given huge applause and thanks to him for it! (Actually, I might not have written Jess, because Scalzi’s metaphor achieves the same purpose with such … economy.) The piece is …
So I’m reading Humanity: a hopeful history by Rutger Bregman, and he says the guy hired by Milgram to pressure the participants to shock the ‘learner’ actually “came to blows with one forty-six-year-old woman who turned the shock machine off” (p.165). YAY US! (Funny how this is never mentioned in Psych 101 textbooks that report …
We really need BOOKS about these experiences. Norah Vincent’s Self-Made Man and Kristen Schilt’s Just One of the Guys … MORE please!!