…. I really don’t even know what to say to this.
What a great, short article!!
Apparently 1 in every 1000 tweets is pornographic. What. the heck.
Great article, with some simple call to actions that we can all perform.
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A very interesting read. This term ‘gaslighting’ has kept coming up and up for me these past few months and it wasn’t until this weekend I found it it’s from a movie..?!!? With Ingrid Bergman?! Next on my Netflix list: Gaslight (1944).
A great article. Worth the quick 3-minute read.
Ugh. This is annoying.
Essena O’Neill is now proudly proclaiming “social media is not real life.”
I’m intrigued what happened to cause this shift in her thinking, but I think she’s on to something here. And I definitely agree with her new instagram bio: “Social media is not real life.”
“Not too long ago, one of my students, named Peter, told me a story that captures rather nicely our society’s misguided efforts to deal with dishonesty. One day, Peter locked himself out of his house. After a spell, the locksmith pulled up in his truck and picked the lock in about a minute.
“I was amazed at how quickly and easily this guy was able to open the door,” Peter said. The locksmith told him that locks are on doors only to keep honest people honest. One percent of people will always be honest and never steal. Another 1% will always be dishonest and always try to pick your lock and steal your television; locks won’t do much to protect you from the hardened thieves, who can get into your house if they really want to. The purpose of locks, the locksmith said, is to protect you from the 98% of mostly honest people who might be tempted to try your door if it had no lock.”
An interesting point – one I pretty much agree with – and an even more interesting conclusion.
“We want to install locks to stop the next Bernie Madoff, the next Enron, the next steroid-enhanced all-star, the next serial plagiarist, the next self-dealing political miscreant. But locking our doors against the dishonest monsters will not keep them out; they will always cheat their way in. It is the woman down the hallway—the sweet one who could not even carry away your flat-screen TV if she wanted to—who needs to be reminded constantly that, even if the door is open, she cannot just walk in and “borrow” a cup of sugar without asking.”