Articles about Culture
A case study in collective negotiation.
It sounds promising, but I have some questions.
A conversation I had this weekend, presented without comment.
It’s more subversive than you think.
Deconstructing a Twitter case study in non-communication.
This is going to make the Trumpsters’ lives a living hell.
His name is Osama, he lives in Dallas, and he’s not going anywhere.
It was published in 1991, and these quotes are scary accurate.
My favorite novels didn’t make it onto the list “100 novels everyone should read”. I feel bad for them.
This might change your view on why patriarchy exists, or whether it exists at all.
These laws might actually have the opposite effect.
My 90-second impromptu rant about offensive speech.
Self-censorship is harmful, but don’t be too quick to judge those who do it.
My 80 year old aunt reminisces about feminism.
People love to avoid taking good advice, especially when they don’t trust the source.
Recently a young man on Twitter ask me: Why is racism bad? It might seem like a troll question, but he went on to explain what he meant. He wasn’t talking about hating people or restricting rights based on race. He wasn’t talking about using racial slurs or promoting racial segregation. He was using “racist” in that dry, emotionless statistical way that people do when they are making a case for profiling…
My friend Mike is a personal trainer. We were discussing client personalities, and the fact that different clients like different approaches, different techniques, different attitudes from the person training them. At one point Mike remarked that while everyone is an individual, and people vary widely, he has noticed a pattern of differences “between guys and females”. I interrupted: “Why do you say it that way?”
Once upon a time, a man drowned in a river, so they put the river on trial. “It is clear from the evidence,” Outraged Prosecutor declared, “That this river caused the death of this poor man!” But Clever Defense Attorney was clever. He twirled his black mustache and made direct eye contact with the jury as he smiled, and said: “Let’s approach this rationally and scientifically, shall we?” The heads of the jury members bobbed in unison: it’s always good to approach things rationally and scientifically! “I have in my hand a drop of water from that river…..”