10 Things I Liked Enough to Show You: 24–30 October 2015
Ijeoma Oluo's "My atheism does not make me superior to believers. It's a leap of faith too" at The Guardian:
There are many different ways in which people come to atheism. Many come to it in their early adult years, after a childhood in the church. Some are raised in atheism by atheist parents. Some come to atheism after years of religious study. I came to atheism the way that many Christians come to Christianity – through faith.
Rachel Lubitz's "This Is What it Looks Like When a Plus-Size Guy Kills It on a Fashion Runway" at Mic:
Dexter Mayfield, an actor and dancer with a grade-A runway strut, took to the runway of designer Marco Marco at Fashion Week in Los Angeles on Saturday. The crowd erupted when Mayfield self-assuredly hit the catwalk, even before he pulled his own signature moves at the end.
Sally Kohn's "Nicki Minaj, White Fragility and Me" at Medium:
It’s amazing we white people can think ourselves so persistently unique — in that all we have we deserve, that we’re not the beneficiaries of one drop of history or privilege — and at the same time believe our singular perspectives on the world to be universal. That, folks, is exceptional white privilege in every sense of the word.
Emily Esfahani Smith's "Masters of Love" at The Atlantic:
By observing these types of interactions, Gottman can predict with up to 94 percent certainty whether couples—straight or gay, rich or poor, childless or not—will be broken up, together and unhappy, or together and happy several years later. Much of it comes down to the spirit couples bring to the relationship. Do they bring kindness and generosity; or contempt, criticism, and hostility?
AJ Ripley's "On Hold: Investigating Transgender Health Access in Canada" at Vice:
Seth Godin's "Entitlement vs. worthiness" at Seth's Blog:
Both entitlement and unworthiness are the work of the resistance. The twin narratives make us bitter, encourage us to be ungenerous, keep us stuck. Divas are divas because they've tricked themselves into believing both narratives — that they're not getting what they're entitled to, and, perversely, that they're not worth what they're getting.
We've discussed at length that companies rushing to embrace the "Internet of Things" (read: networked devices for those of us not in marketing) tend to have completely forgotten a little something called device security. As a result we're now bombarded week after week with stories about cars that can be controlled remotely, televisions that share your unencrypted living room conversations with anybody on the Internet, and refrigerators that leave the door wide open to having your e-mail password stolen. Some of these are kind of cute exploits, but many of them could be potentially fatal.