Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The new Gillette ad is an attack on toxic masculinity.
Oh man, the backlash has been enormous. Nobody likes bullying. Nobody thinks that people should be bullies. Do we want to stand up against things that are wrong? Sure, but Gillette is insulting their customers by saying that being male somehow makes you a bully and/or a sexist. Like it is in our nature because we have too much testosterone. They are painting with too broad of a brush.
Implying that people are a certain way because of their gender is also sexism.
I've met women who were bullies. I've met women who were mean to other women, and women who were mean to men. This is not necessarily a male female issue. It is about people having decency toward other people.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
The headline alone is a hoot.
No matter how they try to rationalize things, there is a huge difference between theory and practice.
Friday, January 4, 2019
"And when your son looks at you and says, 'Mama, look. You won. Bullies don't win.'
"And I said, 'Baby, they don't,' because we're gonna go in there and we're gonna impeach the motherf----
1948 saw the creation of Israel; the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention; the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; the Berlin airlift and the desegregation of the U.S. military.
The whole article is a must read for everyone. But i have come to many of its conclusions over the years...
But we also need to ask something else, and ask it hard: What is it that we failed to understand, what are the realities to which we blinded ourselves? It's a question that will take decades to answer but I think we can point to several sets of errors. This list is not exhaustive, but you have to start somewhere.
First, we assumed that people all over the world want the same things; that mix of individual, civil and political freedom plus regulated free market capitalism characteristic of America and the states of Western Europe. Relatedly, we believed that when pressed to choose between prosperity and freedom, people everywhere would choose freedom. Moreover, we thought that one couldn't go without the other, an error that China is proving more and more wrong with each passing day.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
This has no consideration as to whether transactions are voluntary. The Mafia could offer you their protection, but it would still be coercion.