The Cost of Male Comfort Is Female Pain

Men can afford pain because when faced with the spectacle of male pain, our culture’s first instinct is to look for whatever is making him uncomfortable and remove it — and, more often than not, what is making him uncomfortable is a woman asking for more than he’s prepared to give.

Kurdish Women Struggle for a Next System in Rojava

how do Kurdish women join the fight against ISIS in such numbers, and why are women on the forefront of the struggle? What is the history behind this remarkable departure from the norm, and what can advocates for systemic change and feminism learn from Rojava?

What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?

Certain pieces of art seem to have been rendered inconsumable by their maker’s transgressions—how can one watch The Cosby Show after the rape allegations against Bill Cosby? I mean, obviously it’s technically doable, but are we even watching the show? Or are we taking in the spectacle of our own lost innocence?

Why America’s is the Rich World’s Most Abusive Society Towards Women

So the [American] male, entering this world, is right at home — especially the one who is already entitled to the fulfillment of his desire. He is perfectly happy using his powers to abuse society, the economy, the poor, and so on — he does not see it as abuse at all, but only as taking what is his. Hence, American corporate culture is rife with workplace abuse in a way that is truly unique in the world — because it is a remnant of American patriarchy, yet another band of brothers, whose sole purpose is to expand its dominion, and satisfy its desire.

How to Be an Anticapitalist Today

One way to challenge capitalism is to build more democratic, egalitarian, participatory economic relations in the spaces and cracks within this complex system wherever possible, and to struggle to expand and defend those spaces.

Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People

People of color need their own spaces. Black people need their own spaces. We need places in which we can gather and be free from the mainstream stereotypes and marginalization that permeate every other societal space we occupy.

The Case for Playing Fortnite with Your Kids

gaming is a solid fixture of childhood. Of course, parents already know this. That’s what makes us uncomfortable. We’re not sure how to raise our children in a world that looks so unlike the one we grew up in.

The Case Against Voting

William Gillis argues that voting—technically, in most cases—doesn’t matter but what does matter is the kind of inaction that voting fosters. Today, as the republican

How to Internet

What I’m trying to describe is some kind of ur-human urge, outside of follower count or personal branding, to throw a “hello” out into the void and maybe hear one back. This is the promise of the internet that I remember as a ‘90s kid sitting in my parents’ computer room, peering into the portal that led to unexpected encounters with other people

Why We Need Web 3.0

Those who wish to protect the peaceful, liberal post-war world order need to realize: Our present digital architecture will magnify society’s maladies, not limit them.

Locking the Web Open: A Call for a Distributed Web

Over the last 25 years, millions of people have poured creativity and knowledge into the World Wide Web. New features have been added and dramatic flaws have emerged based on the original simple design. I would like to suggest we could now build a new Web on top of the existing Web that secures what we want most out of an expressive communication tool without giving up its inclusiveness. I believe we can do something quite counter-intuitive: We can lock the Web open.

Communizing Care in The Left Hand Of Darkness

Aren Aizura is an Assistant Professor in Gender, the following is from a reflection on Ursula Le Guin’s book The Left Hand of Darkness. The reflection around

From patriarchy to partnership

Lisa Gill writes about better organizations. Gallup’s latest poll tells us only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged at work; productivity is down; people are

The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work

The fully remote team behind Zapier share some knowledge. Great compliment to Richard’s book on decentralised organizations. These hangouts are also a good chance to

Patterns for Decentralised Organising

The following are excerpts from Richard D. Bartlett’s work in progress book. Eventually I came to understand “Occupy” as a short chapter in an ongoing