Many of them, it turns out, were not more than 5 or 6 years old, though their bodies looked ancient.
by Blair Braverman
Story does not instruct. It shows an open palm, not a pointing finger. Alan Garner – Powsels and Thrums : The Loom of Creation lecture published in The New Statesman, April 2015
Most great activists—from Ida B. Wells to Dolores Huerta to Harvey Milk to Bill McKibben—are motivated by love, first of all. If they are angry, they are angry at what harms the people and phenomena they love, but their urges are primarily protective, not vengeful. Love is essential; anger is perhaps optional All the Rage […]
I’m wary of that narrative: “Look at this genius who made this show.” Wrapped around that is something that has been discussed a lot recently, which is the confusion of genius with assholery, and this idea that if you’re a tyrant then you’re a genius, or if you’re a genius then you’re a tyrant. That […]
“We all have to do our best with the body that we have,” she says. “And leave everyone else’s alone.” Hobbes, Michael – Everything you know about obesity is wrong, Huffington Post
individuals are not averages Hobbes, Michael – Everything you know about obesity is wrong, Huffington Post
there is no neutral observation. The world doesn’t tell us what is relevant. Instead, it responds to questions – The fallacy of obviousness by Teppo Felin Published by Aeon on: 5th July 2018 via Metafilter
I thought my bully deserved an awful life. But then he had one. I never thought I could feel empathy for the boy who tormented me in childhood. By Geraldine DeRuiter February 22 The Washington Post via Metafilter
This news, that Amazon Studios to Bring Iain M. Banks’s Culture to the Small Screen, could be interesting, I read a fair few Banks books in the past. Never got through all the Culture ones, but I did enjoy them and I’m sure that a reread would be well worth it.
Misogynists are fascinated by the idea that human brains are biologically male or female. But they’ve got the science wrong Willingham, Emily, The non-binary brain. Aeon. – via metafilter
I think the problem is that some writers (and some readers) have spent a lot of time internalizing our societal narrative that women… just aren’t interesting. The things we do and have done don’t make good stories, or if they do, those stories are women’s stories, and not for general consumption. Elizabeth Bear – Torforge. […]