- Why it’s as hard to escape an echo chamber as it is to flee a cult | Aeon Essays
“Where an epistemic bubble merely omits contrary views, an echo chamber brings its members to actively distrust outsiders. … They are not irrational, but systematically misinformed about where to place their trust.”
- Why I’m suing for my right to flip off the president – The Washington Post
- Evaluating the One-in-Five Statistic: Women’s Risk of Sexual Assault While in College: The Journal of Sex Research: Vol 54, No 4-5
This 2017 article, while focused on the 1-in-5 statistic, is also a useful summary of much of the current state of sexual assault prevalence research.
- Revisiting “The Breakfast Club” in the Age of #MeToo, by Molly Ringwald | The New Yorker
“How are we meant to feel about art that we both love and oppose? What if we are in the unusual position of having helped create it?”
- A new law intended to curb sex trafficking threatens the future of the internet as we know it
- SESTA Is Already Having Devastating Impacts on Sex Workers—Just Like They Predicted – Rewire.News
- Why Open-Plan Offices Don’t Work (And Some Alternatives That Do) | ArchDaily
- Jordan Peterson Resource Page | Noah Berlatsky on Patreon
A list of links to various articles critiquing Peterson’s output.
- How Women See How Male Authors See Them | The New Yorker
“Whit Reynolds ripped open a Pandora’s box of secondary sex characteristics when she challenged her Twitter followers to ‘describe yourself like a male author would.'”
- How the Quakers became unlikely economic innovators by inventing the price tag
This is a three-minute video from Planet Money.
- What I learned about masculinity behind bars in Texas | Aeon EssaysContent warning for abuse, imprisonment, and self-harm. “When US media paints portraits of prisons, they always focus on the gangs, the violence, the rape and the racism. All of that is there, to be sure, but those events exist as lightening-like fissures in the slow cyclone of fatigued tedium.”
- For Trans Women, Beauty Standards Are an Impossible Balancing Act | Allure
- Fossil fuel supply: why it’s time to think seriously about cutting it off – Vox
- MuckRock’s guided tour of lesser-known DEA patches • MuckRock
My jaw literally dropped. (And I’m using the word “literally” to mean “literally,” not “figuratively.”)
- The Case For Prisoner Voting Rights
- Publication Selection Bias in Minimum‐Wage Research? A Meta‐Regression Analysis
Apparently there’s a publication selection bias in favor of studies which find the minimum wage raises unemployment.
- How to Stop Reliving Embarrassing Memories
An interesting, but lengthy, article about the (still up in the air) science behind “cringe attacks.” Interestingly, the only people who don’t have this happen to them, are people who literally never forget anything.
- The photo on top shows three of the creations of Noah Deledda, who carves these sculptures out of soda cans with his bare hands. Here’s an animated gif showing his process.
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