The Dish’s Feminism Problem

If you read Andrew Sullivan’s website, The Dish, you might be familiar with his latest controversy over feminism and SJWs. In short, Sullivan thinks that Twitter working with activists to clamp down on threats of death and violence will lead to censorship. Sullivan isn’t exactly known for his championship of women’s rights, or really, the … [Read more…]

The Inefficiencies Of Fascism

A few weeks ago, Radiolab ran a story on translation and the issues with translating. One of the segments talked to an Ethiopian reporter who, during a press conference, had asked Secretary of State John Kerry a question that had some translation issues. The story, later, followed up with the reporter, who said that he … [Read more…]

The Language Of The Other

“Othering” is a pretty basic psychological trick used to create distance between people. “We are different from them.” “They aren’t like us.” “Those people.” Its use ranges from the absurd to the serious. Sitcoms use to to poke fun at just how different men and women are. Racists use it to justify their hatred. The … [Read more…]