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A letter to Steven Pinker (and Bill Gates, for that matter) about global poverty — Jason Hickel. There is no such thing as western civilisation. Like many Englishmen who suffered from tuberculosis in the 19th century, Sir Edward Burnett Tylor went abroad on medical advice, seeking the drier air of warmer regions.

There is no such thing as western civilisation

On how Everything Sam Harris says about Islam is Wrong: Part 2 on "Unbelievers" Flirting with old-tyme racism. Is anyone paying attention? Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong by Angela Saini – review. When Theresa May declared that there are “boy jobs and girl jobs” in her house, the backlash was immediate: “#everydaysexism from the top”, tweeted Sasha Scambler, a sociologist from King’s College, London.

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong by Angela Saini – review

While the suggestion that taking out the bins is the preserve of one sex is patently absurd, the furore prodded at something more profound – and controversial. With some people eager to label not only household chores, but toys, jobs, behaviour and desires as “pink” or “blue”, scientists have long been probing the question of how different men and women really are. With Inferior, Angela Saini sets out to examine the research, looking at everything from whether little boys really do prefer playing with cars rather than dolls, to whether the structure of the female brain is different from the male, and even whether it was inevitable that humans would end up with a patriarchal society. Sex differences in the brain, too, are a matter of hot debate. European xenophobia reflects racial diversity, not asylum applications. Quinn Slobodian & Stuart Schrader. Harvard Is Wrong That Asians Have Terrible Personalities.

Slate’s Use of Your Data. Why the Second Amendment does not stymie gun control. Why Is Charles Murray Odious? From his earliest days, Charles Murray was—to put it charitably—a shockingly oblivious human being when it came to matters of race.

Why Is Charles Murray Odious?

As a teenager in the 1950s, he and some high school friends staged a cross burning on top of a hill. Murray claims he was stunned when the residents of his Iowa town instantly thought the flaming cross was somehow racist. Kate Manne: The Shock Collar That Is Misogyny - Guernica. What Elliot Rodger did on the evening of Friday, May 23, 2014, isn’t contested, but the reason he did it is.

Kate Manne: The Shock Collar That Is Misogyny - Guernica

That night Rodger knocked on the door of a sorority house near the University of California, Santa Barbara, and when the women inside didn’t let him in, he left and shot three women who were on the sidewalk, and then continued the rampage, ultimately killing six people and injuring fourteen. He then shot and killed himself. Before the attacks, Rodger posted a video of himself online, declaring that he intended to punish women for not giving him the attention he felt he deserved—and the men whom he perceived as receiving that attention and therefore envied. Class Struggle Still Gets the Goods.

The bulk of Piketty criticism has focused, rather boringly, on whether the rate of investment return will remain steady when the wealth-to-income ratio soars.

Class Struggle Still Gets the Goods

But economists like Dean Baker, J. W. Mason, and now Naidu have pioneered a more interesting line of attack. Who Are You and What Do You Really Know? – The New Inquiry. Many of us have encountered gaslighting: the tactic by which an individual, to gain power over an opponent, seeks to convince them that their failure to understand or agree is a product of their delusion.

Who Are You and What Do You Really Know? – The New Inquiry

Discomfort, shame, and deeply unsettling self-evaluations may accompany such manipulation. Gaslighting is most commonly associated with intimate partner/domestic abuse, with the gaslighter using alienation, isolation, and projection to convince their significant other that their understanding of the relationship and by extension the world are totally wrong. The target of gaslighting is ridiculed, shamed, and sometimes even brutalized into affirming a worldview that mirrors their abuser’s. But gaslighting is also larger than the individuals involved in a given interpersonal interaction; these interactions often mirror and invigorate wider forms of structural violence. Dolezal would be bad enough if everyone simply ignored her. America’s Most Political Food. In February of 2015, Kathleen Purvis, the food editor of the Charlotte Observer, drove to Birmingham, Alabama, to attend Food Media South, an annual symposium.

America’s Most Political Food

The keynote session, “Hey, You, Pitch Me Something,” was meant to be a friendly wind-down to a weekend of talks. Participants were invited to get up in front of the editor of the Web magazine the Bitter Southerner and, well, pitch him something. There were several hundred people in the room. A history of Section 18C and the Racial Discrimination Act. While there have been some successful cases brought, less than five per cent of claims made under the Racial Discrimination Act make it to the courts and there the majority of them are dismissed.

A history of Section 18C and the Racial Discrimination Act

Section 18C makes it unlawful to commit a public act that is reasonably likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people based on their race. The Section outlines an unlawful act rather than a criminal offence and monetary damages or an apology are usually awarded to the person or group being discriminated against. Terrorism and the other Religions. Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions.

Terrorism and the other Religions

Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States. As for political violence, people of Christian heritage in the twentieth century polished off tens of millions of people in the two world wars and colonial repression. Tony Martin and Mick Molloy - Bag of Sawdust. The Council of Elrond. Radical Feminists and Conservative Christians Team Up Against Transgender People. Sweden’s rape crisis isn’t what it seems - The Globe and Mail. Sweden, the story goes, used to be very peaceful, very safe, very blond.

Sweden’s rape crisis isn’t what it seems - The Globe and Mail

Then it started letting in darker-skinned people. Soon there were news reports of attacks on Swedes. Now, Sweden records the highest incidence of rape in the world. The Sweden story has become absolutely viral. Why is the Catholic church moving away from just war theory? The Catholic church's ongoing move away from the just war theory as "settled teaching" to a more expansive call to proactive peacemaking has been made clear in a global conference scheduled for April 11-13 in Rome. Sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International, the conference, "Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence," is gathering educators and activists from all over the world, particularly from the global South.

The precise purpose of the conference is to more fully develop a vision of nonviolence and just peace for the Catholic church. Five reasons underlie this pivot to a positive vision of peace and a point of view that goes well beyond the just war theory: Modern wars For centuries, the Catholic church made the just war theory its standard teaching on war. Nocookies. You have cookies turned off To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below. Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set. This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon.

Open the settings menu by clicking the hamburger menu in the top rightChoose “App Settings” from the menuTurn on the option “Links Open Externally” (This will use the device’s default browser) Windows Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer 9. Blame Trump’s Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the Working Class. Political correctness or measured language: for many anxious communities, words count.

It Happened Here -1964- FULL MOVIE. Forsetti's Justice: On Rural America: Understanding Isn’t The Problem. What happened at Normanton. There is no such thing as a good Trump voter. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump ran a campaign of racist demagoguery against Muslim Americans, Hispanic immigrants, and black protesters. He indulged the worst instincts of the American psyche and winked to the stream of white nationalists and anti-Semites who backed his bid for the White House.

Millions of Americans voted for this campaign, thus elevating white nationalism and white reaction to the Oval Office. Jamelle Bouie is Slate’s chief political correspondent. C h a n g e. Hillary Clinton is a Centrist Liberal and an Establishment Politician: She is Not the Enemy. Would Progressive Economics Win Over Trump’s White Working Class Voters? – Medium. There will be a lot to celebrate when Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump, yet for a part of the left there will be a sense of melancholy. Clinton’s victory will show that the Democrats can win without the white working class, especially white working class men, the narrative will claim, and liberal pundits will dismiss their concerns as mere projection of racial apathy instead of economic desperation.

Explicit cookie consent. CONSIDER how far Donald Trump is estranged from fact. The white flight of Derek Black. Derek Black, 27, was following in his father’s footsteps as a white nationalist leader until he began to question the movement’s ideology. Taking Trump voters’ concerns seriously means listening to what they’re actually saying. 1949 - "White Australia policies economic - not racial"

Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery. Before a preseason game on Friday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” When he explained why, he only spoke about the present: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. … There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Twitter then went predictably nuts, with at least one 49ers fan burning Kaepernick’s jersey. Almost no one seems to be aware that even if the U.S. were a perfect country today, it would be bizarre to expect African-American players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Identity & Narrative: A Response to Lionel Shriver. Shopped Out: SDA & Fair Work Commissions. Hey U of Chicago: I’m an academic & survivor. I use trigger warnings in my classes. Here’s why. – Medium. Let Caster Run! We Should Celebrate Semenya’s Extraordinary Talent. Eatock v Bolt [2011] FCA 1103 (28 September 2011)

We Asked Some Artists to Respond to Bill Leak's Racist Cartoon. Tracing the Islamic State’s “Allure” THE RACIALISATION OF ISLAM AND THE CRIMINALISATION OF THE MUSLIM 'OTHER' One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men. One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men. Theconversation. White people need to stop shrugging off racism as 'not our problem' Deadly Force, in Black and White. Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill. Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch -

'Classwashing' Australia's racism problem won't make it disappear. Attacks on UK Muslims rise 326% How Diversity Makes Us Smarter. Humiliation and rage: how toxic masculinity fuels mass shootings. Mom’s Invisible Hand. The British colonial origins of anti-gay laws. The Hidden History of Muhammad Ali. How video 'pranksters' are cashing in on the abuse and harassment of women. Muslims Aren't A Race, So I Can't Be Racist, Right? Wrong. You’re witnessing the death of neoliberalism – from within. Greatest Speech Ever Made Charlie Chaplin....The Great Dictator Full HD Best Version.

Islamophobia: it’s a feminist issue, too – Honi Soit. Mapped: where is Ukip's support strongest? Where there are no immigrants. 'I felt humiliated': Gym tells Ottawa woman breasts 'too large' for tank top. Fact check: was Peter Dutton right about 'illiterate' refugees 'taking jobs'? Real Men do Hit Women. FactCheck Q&A: do refugees cost Australia $100m a year in welfare, with an unemployment rate of 97%? .@damonheraldsun Duncan Storrer is now suicidal. His mother is a mess. This is the human face of your depraved abuse of power. Duncan Storrar's letter to #MediaWatch is both horrifying and heartbreaking. The human impact of a media witch hunt. In defence of political correctness. Emma Watson Was Told Not To Say 'Feminism' In A Speech. She Did Anyway.

Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight. It's Lynton Crosby who made Zac Goldsmith's campaign so nasty - and now he's being knighted. Boris, Tatchell, Greer: were they actually no-platformed? 'But he's such a good guy...' Steve Coogan: I'm a huge fan of Top Gear. But this time I've had enough. A despicable press conference. Rtx120100010p. White flight: race segregation in Melbourne state schools. The Hillsborough verdict shatters the fantasy that class war doesn’t exist. This "No Fats, No Fems" Shirt Reveals a Sad Truth About the Gay Community - Mic. Who is ripping us off today, the rich or the poor? Guess it depends which paper you read...#mediawatch. Grayson Perry: Bear Grylls 'celebrates a masculinity that is useless' Mark Pesce vs. Malcolm Turnbull.