Journalist Jonathan Kaiman is one of the least famous, least powerful men to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. A year later, the fallout continues.
Emily YoffeMy @reason story looks at the aftermath of a little known #MeToo case. When we endlessly expand the categories of victim and perpetrator anyone, regardless of innocence, can be targeted and found worthy of destruction.
reasonHe was one of the least famous, least powerful men to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. A year later, the fallout continues.
Bo Winegard1/ Thread: The elites, bizarre beliefs ("luxury beliefs"), and signaling.
I want to build from @robkhenderson's excellent article at the @nypost in this thread, providing a strong intellectual framework and relating to other luxury beliefs.
Women like Cyrus are speaking out about sexuality in ways that put the power — and responsibility — back into their own hands.
Christina SommersWhat the hell is going on at @NBCNews ? “Men need heterosexuality to maintain their societal dominance over women. Women are realizing not only that they don’t need heterosexuality, but that it also is often the bedrock of their global oppression.”
Gad SaadI’m stlll on vacation but couldn’t resist sharing this story that concludes that “heterosexuality is just not working.”
I agree. Heterosexuality is just a fad promulgated by the patriarchy. This is why I’m leaving my wife for Hairy Igor.
Razor brand Gillette says it is “shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes” after an ad delving into “toxic masculinity” caused a customer backlash.
John Paul WrightGillette backflips on ‘toxic masculinity’ with new firefighter ad
Michael ShermerWhatever happened to companies advertising the high quality of their products? After backlash from "toxic masculinity" ad Gillette airs "men at their best" (fighting fires). Some men are toxic, some are heroes, most are in between. Maybe avoid politics?
Mike CernovichGillette backflips on ‘toxic masculinity’ with new firefighter ad
Meritocracy prizes achievement above all else, making everyone—even the rich—miserable. Maybe there’s a way out.
Dr. Paige HardenDon't hate the player, hate the game. (Or rather, don't hate the fact that some people have genetically-influenced embodied characteristics that are selected for when life becomes "an endless terrible competition". Hate the competition.)
Lee JussimOne of the types most likely to write this sort of article is a prof safely ensconced at an Ivy.
"In practice, however, meritocracy now excludes everyone outside of a narrow elite."
No. Just ask any successful entrepreneur or investor.
Adam GrantHarvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale have more students in the top 1% of family income than in the bottom 60%.
Elite schools are reinforcing inequality, not meritocracy. It's long past time to open more doors to those with less.
Evolutionary approaches to psychology hold the promise of revolutionizing the field and unifying it with the biological sciences. But among both academics and the general public, a few key misconce…
Laith Al-Shawaf7 Key Misconceptions about Evolutionary Psychology
New essay out in @AreoMagazine today! If you know somebody who isn’t deeply familiar with evolutionary approaches to psych, I hope you’ll find this useful.
Thanks for your time!✌️
Misconception 4: If a Behavior Varies across Cultures, It Is Not a Product of Evolution
Misconception 7: Evo Psych Hypos Are Just-So Stories
"It’s much easier to maintain this misconception if you don’t engage with the primary literature in evo psych"
Almost 70 percent of Americans, labeled ‘the exhausted majority’, are harboring intense feelings of ideological isolation. They’re politically homeless
Bridget Phetasy"Both parties demand totalitarian-like devotion to their ideology and if you’re indifferent, apathetic or nuanced in your approach to politics, you’ll end up in the wasteland of the center—tribeless, unprotected and increasingly insulated." @SpectatorUSA
Spectator USA"I’m tired of the toxic tribalism infecting the very foundations of our democracy, straining our relationships, and poisoning our view of our fellow humans," writes @BridgetPhetasy
James LindsayWe're changing the world. We're building our own home. Eviction notices for extremists are overdue.
David FrenchHere's a part of the Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Israel story that you've likely not read.
They planned the trip with a vile, vicious anti-Semitic group that spread blood libel, printed neo-nazi propaganda, and celebrates terrorists who kill children
Bari WeissThank you to @JohnAvlon and @CNNReliable for having me on today. If you want to learn more about the anti-Semitic organization that was behind Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s planned trip please read @DavidAFrench
Americans see value in higher education whether they graduated from college or not. Even so, there is an undercurrent of dissatisfaction – even suspicion – among the public about the role colleges play in society.
Kay Hymowitz.@damonlinker gets it exactly right on #1619 project, conceding the need to bring this wrenching history to public attention, but refusing its multiple errors of logic, credulous use of scholarship, and exaggerations.
The graduate students want the department to open up its idea of what placement should be, the chair said. “We’re willing to do that, and we’ve started.”
Emma PettitLil Scoop: No English Ph.D.s at Columbia had been placed in tenure-track jobs this year. And 19 new doctoral students were admitted, which raised "some alarm," grad students said.
"We understand exactly why they were so worried,” the chair told me
Charles MurrayThis is just a wild guess, but could profs who ignore the beauty of great English literature have something to do with the drop in demand for English lit courses? And could this have something to do with the way PhD candidates are trained?
But critics say the results are “barely statistically significant”
Stuart RitchieI'm quoted here expressing scepticism about the very unconvincing new study in JAMA Pediatrics that claims that maternal fluoride exposure is linked to lower IQ scores in their children
Heather E HeyingOopsie—yet another reductionist approach to modernity looks to be dangerous! Supplementing drinking water with fluoride isn’t simply positive (Hint: If it were, selection would likely have provided us greater access to / desire for fluoride in our diet.)
Charlotte GillInteresting that The Guardian published this. Research shows that genetic factors influence how good you are at the violin. In other words, you can practice as much as you want, but there's a natural component that cannot be socially engineered.