• dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    USDA Organic certainly is marketing gimmick and fears of GMO are definitely unfounded. However, GMOs and “conventional” farming are hardly any savior for the environment or hungry humans.

    Hunger is generally a localized issue which requires countering many base issues which drive the hunger. GMOs can occassionally be helpful tools, but…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 3 years, 10 months ago

    lol, all the #meninism posts are about sexual access to women.

    That’s what it always boils down to isn’t it?

    • Well, not all of them. A couple of them actually had a point. Like MyNameIsBonez’ post about how men taking shirtless pics together is stigmatized as ‘gay’, but it’s totally okay for women to take bikini pics together. Or Jugg_her_naut’s comment about how an erection does not mean you consent to sex.

      Sadly, those were in the minority. And in…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 3 years, 10 months ago

    From the analogy you chose, it sounds like there’s a lot of things you don’t get.

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    My head explodes when I hear Dawkins talking about being silenced. And it explodes because what’s happening is that he’s being DISAGREED WITH. For a while, he enjoyed nearly full immunity from criticism within atheism and now that he has to live with opposing views, he’s claiming oppression.

    TL;DR MAN WHO IS USED TO HAVING IMPUNITY IS…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    This video is in the same vein as voluntourism. I.E. self-centered attempts at “help” that’s more for the interests of the people giving the “help” (i.e. no help at all) than it is about the people being “helped”.

    Giving aid equals understanding what the fuck the issue even is in the first place, and understanding the many complex factors on…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    It’s an excellent innovation, but the ridesharing companies have gotten really greedy recently and made it hard for the drivers to make a fair living off it.

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    This is from a former female English teacher in Korea (which is not China of course), but it shows a lot of the sexism women face in international English teaching that guys like Tony enjoy & exploit due to the home country’s gender inequity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XybRDFleYTs

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Well, sexism is a lot more blatant in China, so he probably fits in just fine.

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    This gamergate thing is so obfuscated. Pro GG people claim to represent “all gamers”, when in reality, they represent an extremely small subset of “gamers and too many of the press outlets are talking about “gamers” and “game culture”, which is basically validating the gamergate assertion that they are the face of gaming.

    The truth is though,…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    You’d think, but the poor guy was infected with entitlementitis at a tender young age and never recovered.

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Dude that rep who made those comments is fugly.

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Eh, the last paragraph is offensive. I’m really glad go is taking intersectionality to heart but was there a really a reason to write poor black and disabled? I understand the intent but it makes the mistake of associating being black with adversities. I wrote this because a Co worker of mine came upon this article and said “why are we always…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Ya, I can see how that came off as tone trolling. However, I don’t mean to troll the light-side here, I more would like to find some way to send a message to the people who perpetuate misogynistic norms in gaming that they are #notallgamers. Let me explain further.

    I’ve done analysis on a lot of game data as a function of my job. The…[Read more]

    • And that’s the biggest issue. But I think a big part of it is, these people can’t take criticism. But to truly appreciate a work, you must be willing to deconstruct it, to kill the author (metaphorically) and let the work speak for itself. To do any less is to declare video games aren’t an art form. (And, ironically, gamers have been trying for…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Perfect example at the end of the video, “gamer culture” – wtf is gamer culture?

    All humans who play games have a single culture?

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Speaking slightly out of topic:

    I dislike when someone states that “gamers are sexist” in this discussion of sexism in video games. Mainly because gamers == 1.2 billion worldwide, and I think when a press article uses a title to the flow of “are gamers X, Y, or Z” it makes the #gamergate folk feel like they’re the face of gaming, when in fact,…[Read more]

    • Perfect example at the end of the video, “gamer culture” – wtf is gamer culture?

      All humans who play games have a single culture?

    • #NOTALLGAMERS AMIRITE?

      How about instead of getting upset about our tone and concern trolling, you step up and help solve the issue?

      • Ya, I can see how that came off as tone trolling. However, I don’t mean to troll the light-side here, I more would like to find some way to send a message to the people who perpetuate misogynistic norms in gaming that they are #notallgamers. Let me explain further.

        I’ve done analysis on a lot of game data as a function of my job. The…[Read more]

        • And that’s the biggest issue. But I think a big part of it is, these people can’t take criticism. But to truly appreciate a work, you must be willing to deconstruct it, to kill the author (metaphorically) and let the work speak for itself. To do any less is to declare video games aren’t an art form. (And, ironically, gamers have been trying for…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Holy high production quality on those photos batman!

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Is there any way we can create a victim-blamer call-out effort. One where a team works to call victim blamers with significant status in the legal system (judges/prosecutors/etc.) out in the media & damage their career.

    For instance:…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Yes sorry about the ableist comment, the road away from normativity is a long one :/.

    //I see Julia as saying that caring about whatever the current fad in the foodie world is not enough, and that disregarding the other end of the supply chain is just as bad as whatever agricultural demons you are hoping to exorcise buy being a locavore.//

    I…[Read more]

    • dr. dr., I agree that an essay identifying a problem should be specific rather than vague.

      I don’t agree that every essay identifying a problem must offer a solution, but I do try to do so; here, my suggestion was for people who care about food justice to apply the principle of food justice to one’s choices in restaurants (finding out how they…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    //There are much more pressing issues than whether the chicken is “cage free,” or whether the produce is organic.//

    Ech, but that’s the straw-man I’m raging against here, because that DOES frame the argument as liking organic == foo-foo privileged liberal who doesn’t care about workers, and boy, is that an easy image to attack.

    It doe…[Read more]

  • dr. dr. professor posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    //I’m a firm believer that most of the world’s problems reduce to class: not race, not sex, not gender orientation, not religion, not age, not infirmity.//

    I disagree with this strongly, discrimination against gender-identity/race/sexual orientation/disability clearly exist in force.

    My problem with race in this article is that the tit…[Read more]

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