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Interview at Pause and Select – Jolyon Thomas. I had a really great time in a recent interview I did with the YouTube channel Pause & Select.

Interview at Pause and Select – Jolyon Thomas

Manga, Anime, and Religiosity in Contemporary Japan An interview with YouTube channel Pause & Select It was particularly gratifying and amazing to see so many viewers on YouTube and reddit respond to the interview both positively and critically within the first 12 hours or so that it has been up. I promised at the end of the interview to be in dialogue with viewers, so here are some thoughts on questions that people raised, offered in three broad categories: But isn’t Thomas’s definition of religion too expansive? I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this question, and indeed it is the problem of defining religion that inspired me to write Drawing on Tradition in the first place. Intersectionality. This framework can be used to understand how systemic injustice and social inequality occur on a multidimensional basis.[3] Intersectionality holds that the classical conceptualizations of oppression within society—such as racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia and belief-based bigotry—do not act independently of each other.


Instead, these forms of oppression interrelate, creating a system of oppression that reflects the "intersection" of multiple forms of discrimination.[4] Intersectional identities usually aren’t addressed or mapped out in normal social discourses and often come with their own set of oppression, domination, and discrimination. Because laws and policies usually only address one form of marginalized identity but not the intersection of multiple oppressed identities, intersectional identities often go overlooked. Historical background[edit] Feminist thought[edit] Marxist-feminist critical theory[edit] W. Caste and gender[edit] Anarchy Lives: Rojava. ​I Grew Up in a Polyamorous Household. Few cultural symbols have as much heft as the "traditional" nuclear family.

You know the one: two heterosexual parents, two kids, one dog, two tablespoons of white picket fence, whisk gently. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with that—it's just not how I was raised. My parents are polyamorous, a Greek/Latin mishmash word meaning romantic non-monogamy with the consent of everyone involved. Teens are fleeing religion like never before: Massive new study exposes religion’s decline : science. The Web Is Not a Post-Racial Utopia. Rust, a 2013 indie survival game from Facepunch Studios, plays like a cross between Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto.

The Web Is Not a Post-Racial Utopia

Players find themselves “born” into a mysterious wilderness, naked and alone, forced to forage for resources and to craft clothing, supplies and shelter for themselves. They must contend with starvation, hypothermia and animal attacks, but by far the most dangerous threat comes from other players who roam the island. When the game was first opened up, all players were given the same default avatar: a bald white man. The Pencilsword: On a Plate. The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts. These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages. 1.

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

Some continents have more languages than others Not all continents are equally diverse in the number of spoken languages. Whereas Asia leads the statistics with 2,301 languages, Africa follows closely with 2,138. There are about 1,300 languages in the Pacific, and 1,064 in South and North America. 2. Chinese has more native speakers than any other language, followed by Hindi and Urdu, which have the same linguistic origins in northern India. The numbers are fascinating because they reflect the fact that two-thirds of the world's population share only 12 native languages.

His numbers are surprising, compared with the ones featured in the CIA's Factbook. The number for Portuguese is smaller than other sources suggest because not all Brazilians are native speakers. 3. 4. Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP. Analysts, reporters and big thinkers love to talk about Gross Domestic Product.

Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP

Put simply, GDP, which tallies the value of all the goods and services produced by a country each year, has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But there’s a big, elephant-like problem with that: GDP only accounts for a country’s economic performance, not the happiness or well-being of its citizens. With GDP, if your richest 100 people get richer, your GDP rises … but most of your citizens are just as badly off as they were before. That’s one of the reasons the team that I lead at the Social Progress Imperative launched the Social Progress Index in 2014. Together, these 12 components form the Social Progress framework. Chart 1: The top 68 countries on The Social Progress Index It’s interesting, but not particularly surprising, that the results at the top of the 2015 Index are actually pretty similar to last year’s.

Norway topped our list this year. What exactly is driving this? Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism. People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists, according to new research.

Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism

Psychologists at Brunel University London surveyed Facebook users to examine the personality traits and motives that influence the topics they choose to write about in their status updates — something that few previous studies have explored. The data was collected from 555 Facebook users who completed online surveys measuring the ‘Big Five’ personality traits — extroversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness — as well as self-esteem and narcissism. The research found: People with low self-esteem more frequently posted status updates about their current romantic partner.Narcissists more frequently updated about their achievements, which was motivated by their need for attention and validation from the Facebook community.

Wordcloud from messages in a long distance relationship - Album on Imgur. If the World were 100 PEOPLE.