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. […]
it is tempting to join her in concluding that men and women are read differently, even when they write the same thing. If a man writes ‘The cat sat on the mat’ we admire the economy of his prose; if a woman does we find it banal. Enright, Anne. (2017)· Diary · LRB 21 September […]
I think we have forgotten that things emerge out of other things that are not their mere parallel. Eve Fairbanks, lithub.com
I think this show gets better every season.
There’s already enough cruelty in the world. Our students don’t need to be cowering supplicants, adoring acolytes, or uncritical sponges. They don’t need classrooms rooted in the arrogant belief that their experiences and contexts are meaningless, that the only Truth that matters is the one intoned by the unassailable, privileged authority at the front of […]
Students don’t need to get better at dealing with the real world—professors do – by Daniel Heath Justice via metafilter
Madeline Miller has posted a link to an extract of her new book Circe. I really loved her Song of Achilles so I’m looking forward to this.
girls who burn with fury are a problem, and they need to be controlled Laurie Penny. (2017) Most Women You Know Are Angry — and That’s All Right | Teen Vogue. Retrieved August 04, 2017