The microaggression concept has recently galvanized public discussion and spread to numerous college campuses and businesses. I argue that the microaggression r...
Jesse Singal3/ More recently, he exposed the "strong claims [and] inadequate evidence" in the shockingly undercooked field of microaggressions research. I didn't know him much personally, other than a handful of emails, but I hope those close to him are doing okay.
The phrase primum non nocere (“first, do no harm”) is a well-accepted credo of the medical and mental health professions. Although emerging data indicate that s...
Jesse Singal2/ ship. He was one of the smartest and most active orthodoxy-questioners in the field. I have recommended his 2007 paper Psychological Treatments That Cause Harm over and over and over.
Jesse Singal1/I'm very sad to hear that Scott Lilienfeld, an exceptionally important clinical psychologist, died last night. I didn't know he was sick. Scott represented everything good in psychology, and everything it will need to embrace if it is going to right its
Let's just fight each other forever and never accomplish anything
Jesse SingalFor my paid subscribers, I did a post about the endless internecine left-of-center fights about who is 'platforming' whom and how they contribute to us being angry losers who never accomplish anything or gain real power
Matthew J. Mayhew apologizes for an article that he recently wrote for Inside Higher Ed and describes beginning a long process of antiracist learning.
Jesse SingalThis is pretty unhinged, especially language like "I am just beginning to understand how I have harmed communities of color with my words."
More like a cult than healthy intellectual life
Does a tendency to reflexively empathize with the feelings and failures of men explain the structure of society?
Jesse SingalHaven't read Manne's book but this review highlights a bunch of stuff I've noticed in how terms like 'himpathy' and 'entitlement' are thrown around by thinkers these days more generally. There is a certain randomness bordering on trollishness
The hosts discus "TFW No GF," a controversial documentary about losers who post too much online, some of whom are so-called incels, or involuntary celibates. When should we have empathy for people who disgust us (like podcasters)? Then they turn...
Jesse SingalThe time and money Florida is spending in its endless attempts to prevent its own citizens from voting is a disgraceful example of partisan politics corrupting a state at the highest levels (paid post)
Jesse SingalFor paid subscribers, I wrote about the insane lengths Florida is going to in order to prevent its own citizens from voting
Read our full response to the DfE’s new schools guidance on RSE lesson planning here. Read our article on the relevance of clothes and toys to gender identity here. Details of the Mail on Sunday request for comment can be read for context below. In...
Jesse SingalIt is frustrating the way Mermaids and so many other organizations equate "disagreeing with certain claims about the nature of gender identity" with "attacks on trans lives." It's a tic at this point because people are too scared to call it out.
Election experts have accused the Justice Department of politicizing a still-pending investigation.
Jesse SingalAnd we have our CLINTON FOUNDATION scandal for the 2020 cycle. Two weeks from now this will have curdled and spread and mutated in a manner that will render its connection to reality almost nonexistent.