i, robot

I watched the series premiere of Mr. Robot, and it was a strange experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpxvvnWvffM My day job is in web security, doing things that are significantly less 1337 than what’s depicted in the show. In my free time, I write about how capitalism is bad on the internet, and also opiate addiction and therapy.…

the nice guy problem: white knights, black teachers, male feminists, and atheist christians

Sometimes, I think that women are very busy fighting the problems men create for them, and they don’t always criticize themselves. Cultural change involves everyone. It takes work to break free of all the dysfunction society instills in us. Being a male feminist is a somewhat thankless job: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK9GnWVWolo It’s obviously something that isn’t highly…

on feeling a moral duty to commit suicide

Many years ago, I was talking to a friend and said “I just don’t understand people who’ve never thought about killing themselves. Not even once?” My friend knew exactly what I was talking about. Apparently we’re both pretty weird: During 2008-2009, an estimated 8.3 million (annual average) adults aged ≥18 years in the United States…

the psychoanalysis of privilege

The first post about The Inability to Mourn was about the “get over it” response to hearing about terrible things.  It’s quaintly Freudian.  For example, the tendency to derealize the past is connected to the concept of a collective ego-ideal: The inability to mourn the loss of the Führer is the result of an intensive…

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