What’s hard is these stories take up the majority of the space. They get on the most screens. They’re the ones we’re most familiar with. So we don’t watch and think, “That’s a white male perspective.” We say, “That’s an American perspective.” That’s what we’re unconsciously adopting. Lisa Jackson – Indigenous directors discuss the “savages” […]
I felt vaguely as if someone had just removed all my skin with a potato peeler Emma Silvers
Many of them, it turns out, were not more than 5 or 6 years old, though their bodies looked ancient.
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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.