(1) QUILTBAG. Awesome. (2) “Shorter: It’s important for white people to deal with racism, but more important than that are white people’s feelings.” “Shorter: It’s important for women to be equals, but more important than that are men’s feelings.” “Social justice activism, to me, is based on the premise that people’s feelings are very important, but more important than that is social justice.”
just basics but kind of nice for the focus on discomfort
There are friends, colleagues or even partners who do not notice it, when they dominate others in a conversation. They just talk too much. A little iPhone app helps. The iPhone is placed between two people having a conversation and learns to separate the two voices. At intervals of 1, 2 or 5 minutes you see different lengths of red and blue bars that show what percentage of time each speaker was talking. Nobody has to be unpleasantly exhorted – from time to time everyone will have a cursory glance at the Talk-o-Meter and adapt if he is talking too much. Gentle biofeedback works.
“this comparison… makes little sense unless you realize that Keller is actually trying to complain about the reemergence of oral psychodynamics in the public sphere”
“The resistance Jessica got is so standard that we can categorise it into three, typical responses that entitled folks make when called out for their privilege. So here, organised for your reading ease…”