Eristic, from Greek eristikos, is “fond of wrangling” argumentation that makes successful disputation an end in itself rather than a means of approaching the truth. Truth* is not as subjective as one would think it is. You can search up whatever point of view that you would like and find an angle to suit your … Read moreAre you eristic by nature?
I walked by this on Friday afternoon and sent it to some people. It made me giggle when I saw it. Some of the reactions I got to it stirred up some weird commentary I had not expected. One person had asked me if I had felt appreciated. I stared at the message a moment … Read moreSprung
Activism is more than screaming in the streets for what you want with theatrics and posting it on social media. It is doing your homework and knowing what is possible with the science available. Bitching and moaning the same talking points about how you think something should be is not being woke, it is just … Read moreCop(out)26
I feed trolls. I did not know this was a thing until I found myself completely defeated day in and day out. I truly thought I was helping just to understand that people are there to start arguments for fun. White saviours are my Achilles heel. How can a white person tell me how bad … Read moreTroll feeding
The U.S. is full of white terrorism and from the newest detritus stemmed a conversation that I am not sure I am comfortable having so here we are: A prominent family member of mine told me that my biggest flaw was my need to be loved by white people. She told me that they were … Read morei like my men like my coffee
Privileges, we must acknowledge—natural, social, and cultural—are a fact of life. Should we, then, just “get over it” and accept them? Yes, if we are content to exclude people who are “others” by disability, ethnicity, race, wealth, class, gender, appearance, or sexual orientation. The contradiction between slavery, the absolute embodiment of hereditary privilege, and its … Read morekindness to strangers