bro says "I just want to discuss technology"
It's a common sentiment on hacker news/lobste.rs and it's worth spelling out what's wrong with it.
1. technology does not exist in isolation, but interacts more and more with our world
Ok but still, aren't there enough places to discuss the ethics of technology? This leads to point 2.
2. When they say "just technology" they mean "just tech and implicit political positions that aligns with my views".
*im sitting cross-legged atop a pile of garbage, my optimal posting habitat, and concentrating very hard*
Hmmm... goblin milf club. gay dragon with a gun. incel goku. Bernie Sanders' pro skater 2. blasting diarrhea in the library of congress. international cumming olympics. mud soup.
*I pass out, completely exhausted from channeling posts*
@myconidiosyncracy it's when you've had a stupid theory on your mind for years & use it to demonstrate you're capable of proving stupid theories to higher-ranking members of the theocra- ..., I mean academia.
Good morning this isn’t exactly new but please sign this petition to free Capt. Pia Klemp who faces 20+ yrs in prison for rescuing 1000+ migrants at risk of drowning at sea while crossing the Mediterranean. https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-prosecution-of-those-who-are-saving-lives-in-the-mediterranean-sea-freepia
colonialism wiped native knowledge from existence that could have been key in the development of better production practices because they believed they were just naturally better and never thought to consider non white people could do something so complex due to the ideology of white supremacist colonialism. so sure, white boy keep going on about how much white people have given to history
Arjun Sethi says they are honoring Modi when... https://twitter.com/arjunsethi81/status/1173750426715512832?s=19
Hi, im new here. My name is Rj, I love drawing japanese and sci-fi stuff.
I finished this artwork a while ago, so I was thinking of sharing this here while I introduce myself. Nice to meet you. #introduction
I think the fact that the majority of Shakespeare's plays were adaptations of pre-existing stories is a solid testament to the importance of the public domain and understanding culture and creativity cooperatively instead of competitively. so many fantastic examples of art are adaptations (particularly films) or strongly inspired by other pieces and to ignore this, to assert that absolute Originality is the only true form of creativity seems destructive and quite capitalist to me.
long thoughts on 'anti-consumerism' in entertainment
'Anti-consumerist' is such a frustrating description of a lot of media--for there is an assumption that consumerism can be disentangled from capitalism.
I'm watching a review of American Psycho wherein the host said it was about consumerism--no, it's about neo-liberalism. Wall-E isn't about consumerism, it's about ecological destruction at the hand of capitalism. They Live isn't anti-consumerist, it is anti-capitalist.
Claiming consumerism is the problem with capitalism is once more putting the blame on people who buy nice things to make their lives more bearable, instead of on the people who are ruining lives, destroying the ecosystem, and bombarding us with advertising, all for profit.
u know what would be interesting research, if well-done? something about dysphoria in different cultures. like, do people in certain cultures have heavier/lighter dysphoria? how does dysphoria vary between people of different cultures? etc
'cause the trans perspectives most represented are coming from anglo-centric places, or at least from a background of anglo gender roles
(& by research i don't necessarily mean a study, interviews or whatever r cool too)
Can we please retire faux fatalism as a response to difficult social issues?
I get it. You're pissed. We all are.
But when someone's like "tax the rich," and you're like "shut up that never works," you are throwing sand in the gears
So next time there's something that's like "climate change is bad," and you're tempted to say "just let humanity die," or something equally juvenile, just: don't.
Giving up hope is easy, but it does not help, and it is no mark of great wisdom to do so.
fragility in vocabulary, racism
A handy guide to common euphemisms when media sources are too fragile to use the word "racism"
- "backlash to political correctness"
- "racial anxiety"
- "racial tension"
- "economic anxiety"
- "race-based discrepancies" in loans, policing, health care, etc.
My favorite example is: "Study shows Trump voters motivated by cultural anxiety." The paper goes on to define "cultural anxiety" as "anti-black and anti-immigrant sentiment" 😂
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