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Elliot Rodger and the price of toxic masculinity | The Daily Dot
“And critically—it teaches that men cannot show weakness. To show weakness or emotion makes you less of a man. It makes you a pussy—not even a woman, just a part of a woman, something to be fucked by ‘real men’.”
domain:Social  subdomain:Gender  topic:Masculinity  topic:Privilege  topic:Sexism  form:Report 
4 weeks ago by novom
BECCAA
A chatbot, designed for men on the internet who contact women they don’t know. Very carefully written.
domain:✨  domain:Social  subdomain:InternetCulture  topic:Sexism  topic:Privilege  topic:Bots  form:Game 
4 weeks ago by novom
The Last Jedi, toxic masculinity, and showing your place in all this
Very insightful reflection about the dynamics of toxic masculinity and white supremacy at the example of Kylo Ren. He’d rather be evil than simply join the revolution. He can’t join, he has to be the protagonist.

Other characters like Poe, Fin or Luke have similar arcs but with different outcomes.
domain:Social  subdomain:Gender  topic:Privilege  topic:Masculinity  form:Report 
april 2018 by novom
Autopsy of a Failed Holacracy: Lessons in Justice, Equity, and Self-Management - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
Very insightful analysis of the shortcomings of Holacracy:
– how it doesn’t account for power structures beyond formal organisational power
– how it dictates processes that might now fit in every environment,
– how it creates a formally equal and “colour blind” space, gaslighting those who struggle with the complex interpersonal power dynamics that go unaddressed
– etc.
domain:Social  domain:SelfManagement  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Trends  topic:Diversity  topic:Bias  topic:ProcessModels  form:Report 
march 2018 by novom
Der profeministische Männerrundbrief
Archiv der von 1993-2002 erschienenen Zeitschrift.

«Mit dem Online-Stellen kann sich das damals erarbeitete Wissen wieder angeeignet werden. Wir verbinden damit die Hoffnung, dass einige der damaligen Diskussionsstränge wieder aufgegriffen werden, die mit dem Wegbrechen der linksradikalen/autonomen Männerbewegung zunehmend verloren gingen.»
domain:Social  subdomain:Gender  topic:Masculinity  form:Collection 
january 2018 by novom
Die Ordnung des Diskurses von Michel Foucault.
…ein Schlüsseltext der modernen Ideengeschichte. In einer subtilen Analyse der literarischen und wissenschaftlichen Institutionen und Mechanismen, die das Geschriebene und Gesprochene einschränken, kontrollieren und determinieren, entwickelt Foucault hier den theoretischen "Diskurs", der ihn nachmals berühmt gemacht und mit dem er die Grenzen zwischen Historiographie, Literaturwissenschaft, Philosophie und Rhetorik überschritten hat.
domain:Social  form:Book 
october 2017 by novom
Die männliche Herrschaft von Pierre Bourdieu
Lektüre vom Einführungskurs in die Geschlechterforschung an der Uni Bern.

Männliche Herrschaft ist das Paradigma aller Herrschaft. Sie hat sich in der sozialen Welt niedergeschlagen und ist in den Einstellungen aller, dem Habitus, präsent: als ein universelles Prinzip des Sehens, ein System von Wahrnehmungs-, Denk- und Handlungskategorien. Dies erklärt, warum eine solche Macht akzeptiert wird, denn sie beruht nicht auf einer freiwilligen Entscheidung, sondern auf der unmittelbaren Unterwerfung der sozialisierten Frauen. Für Bourdieu bedarf es daher einer symbolischen Revolution, einer radikalen Umgestaltung jener gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse, die die beherrschten Frauen dazu bringen, den Standpunkt der Herrschenden einzunehmen.
domain:Social  subdomain:Gender  topic:Masculinity  topic:Sociology  form:Book 
october 2017 by novom
Ijeoma Oluo: 'I am drowning in whiteness' | KUOW News and Information
About being uncomfortable as a white person: “… the least you can do is be uncomfortable. Be uncomfortable a lot. And if you are comfortable, take that as a sign that you need to make things more uncomfortable.” Definitely makes me uncomfortable
domain:Social  topic:Race  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Change  topic:BeingGood  form:Report  form:CodeOfConduct 
october 2017 by novom
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic
“More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.”
domain:Social  subdomain:Crisis  subdomain:InternetCulture  topic:YoungUsers  topic:Relationships  form:Report 
september 2017 by novom
My liberal white male rage: What should I do about it? - Salon.com
Good mirror for my own thought patterns.
Reminds me of Bell Hooks, describing how the Patriarchy equals power with domination. Men are raised to dominate others. Those power fantasies are deeply implanted in patriarchal masculinity and even intoxicates genuine efforts to do the right thing.
domain:Social  subdomain:Empathy  subdomain:Crisis  topic:Sexism  topic:Sociology  topic:Masculinity  topic:BeingGood  topic:Race  form:Report 
august 2017 by novom
Sapiens von Yuval Noah Harari. Bücher | Orell Füssli
(Recommended by Andrea Staudacher)
In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
domain:Social  topic:Sociology  form:Book 
august 2017 by novom
Homo Deus von Yuval Noah Harari. Bücher | Orell Füssli
(Recommended by Andrea Staudacher)
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going.
War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict.
Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation.
Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out - but immortality is in.
What does our future hold?
domain:Social  topic:future  form:Book 
august 2017 by novom
Cognitive bias cheat sheet – Better Humans
Collection of cognitive biases, sorted by when they are used to solve what kind of problem. Main Groups
– Too much information: filtering input
– Not enough meaning: filling in the gaps with limited information
– Need to act fast: making decisions based on a limited set of information
– What should we remember? memorising only what seems necessary
domain:SelfManagement  domain:Social  topic:Bias  form:Collection 
august 2017 by novom
"Imagine if these people ever faced actual oppression."
Thread reminding how *not* oppressed white men are and always have been. Gives perspective.
domain:Social  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Privilege  topic:Bias  form:Report 
august 2017 by novom
Designing Mindfulness
“Many of the interactions we have with technology every day involve our attention. Our wellbeing is therefore being affected by those attention-based products we use.”
Nine principles for designing mindfulness. Make technology which takes care of the people who use it.
domain:Social  domain:UX  topic:DesignPatterns  topic:BestPractices  form:CodeOfConduct  topic:PeopleCentred 
july 2017 by novom
The key to jobs in the future is not college but compassion | Aeon Essays
About emotional labour, how it is undervalued, about how important it is in the face of AI/Robots taking over jobs. A broader comment on the overlaps between class, gender and an economical system that is optimised towards hard numbers and efficiency.
domain:Social  subdomain:Empathy  subdomain:Gender  topic:future  topic:Sexism  topic:Bots  form:Report 
july 2017 by novom
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Crossing Press Feminist Series: Amazon.de: Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke: Fremdsprachige Bücher
Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change.
domain:Social  subdomain:Gender  subdomain:Minorities  topic:Race  topic:Sexism  topic:Change  form:Book 
june 2017 by novom

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