Let's see if I can remember what I wanted to say for any of them...Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls
. I had some further thoughts on tumblr
(which I'd been pondering turning into a post here but tumblr got to me first) This ffa discussion of what people consider a feminist character
touches on related points.
I've been thinking a lot about the moral obligations of adults towards the teenagers we encounter online, especially now I'm on tumblr which is FULL of teenagers. I deliberately seek out friends around my age and still have heaps of teen followers, some of them mutual because we genuinely have stuff in common. How we were fooled into thinking sexual predators lurk everywhere
argues that we need to look out and care for vulnerable teens more than worry about malicious adults (though that's important too) Here's a discussion on ffa of the issues around teens and adults and porn
, something I don't have to worry about as much personally since everything I create tends to be at most PG rated anyway but still find disquieting, mostly when I encounter the porn my teen friends are into (I don't object to them being into it I JUST DON'T WANT TO KNOW). But that particular aspect aside I feel like...I have a responsibility to be a NON creepy adult rather than just avoiding younger people, or the only adults teenagers will meet are the creepy ones (and not just sexually creepy, they can take advantage emotionally or monetarily too)Meditation Nation
On the intense emotional upheaval meditiation can cause, and the difference between doing it for personal gain and religious insight. Curbing Online Abuse Isn’t Impossible. Here’s Where We Start
About constructing social networks that encourage good social norms.The difference between cultural appropriation and cultural exchangeInspiration Disinformation
on the artists vs haters dichotomy.Why Are Doctors Skeptical & Unhelpful about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?Why I no longer engage the “Are aces queer?” question
The important thing is respect and inclusion in general, eg if people who didn't see aces as queer didn't THEN divide the world into "straight vs queer" instead of "straight, queer, or asexual" there'd be much less of a problem.The People vs the Political Class
The gap between politics and what the people (of Australia, and in general) actually want.