There’s something so glaringly obvious about the people Singal interviewed for his feature on detransitioning. Did you catch it? They’re all alive.
In a 2015 study conducted by PACE, an LGBT mental-health charity, 48 percent of trans people under the age of 26 said they had attempted suicide. Additionally, 59 percent reported considering it in the past year. For the sake of comparison, the PACE study also found that only 26 percent of cisgender people under the age of 26 had ever attempted suicide.
YEP, TV and filmmaking and fuck, all culture making -- is people going, I’m okay! And people who are similar to me are okay! Watch this ½ hour then be more on my side! In case of Armageddon! Zika! Trump! Hitler! We all need friends and so we make tribes with our art.
Yes, simply put, Protagonism is Propaganda.
Protagonism is Propaganda that protects and perpetuates privilege.
If Protagonism is Propaganda that protects and perpetuates privilege, then my plan today is to inspire more women to grab hold of the gaze. [v]
In field settings, decision making and problem solving are usually blended. Typically, I am not just trying to select between the options; I am also learning about the situation, finding gaps in all the options, discovering ways to combine courses of action, and inventing new courses of action.
...compared to substantive trade secret law, [criminal trade secret] privilege overprotects intellectual property. Trade secret law protects secret information from “misappropriation,” meaning improper use or acquisition. Individuals who assert the privilege—in both civil and criminal cases—already enjoy the standard ex post remedies that trade secret law affords for misappropriation. Layering on a privilege thus grants “protection plus.”
In addition, the privilege creates an ex ante injunction on the use of trade secret information without any showing of actual, threatened, or inevitable misappropriation—an extreme protection that is not available under substantive trade secret law. Moreover, the underlying theoretical rationales for the existence of trade secret law—that it encourages innovation and promotes fair business practices—can’t justify a privilege that overwhelmingly shields trade secrets from people who will most likely never be business competitors.
Perhaps the biggest hallmark of epistemic cronyism is exhibiting strong emotions, as when we feel proud of a belief, anguish over changing our minds, or anger at being challenged or criticized. These emotions have no business being within 1000ft of a meritocratic belief system — but of course they make perfect sense as part of a crony belief system, where cronies need special protection in order to survive the natural pressures of a meritocracy.
What, unless biological science is a mass of errors, is the cause of human intelligence and vigour? Hardship and freedom: conditions under which the active, strong, and subtle survive and the weaker go to the wall; conditions that put a premium upon the loyal alliance of capable men, upon self-restraint, patience, and decision. And the institution of the family, and the emotions that arise therein, the fierce jealousy, the tenderness for offspring, parental self-devotion, all found their justification and support in the imminent dangers of the young. Now, where are these imminent dangers? There is a sentiment arising...against passion of all sorts; unnecessary things now, and things that make us uncomfortable, savage survivals, discords in a refined and pleasant life.