"But the two archetypes are rooted in the same basic belief: that to be visible in the world as a high-achieving, creative woman, you’d best be a little bit of a fuck-up."
"Why High-Achieving Women Pretend Their Lives Are in Shambles"
#demdebate college mentioned numerous times, trade schools not once.
When will those of us who choose other paths get equally addressed by the left?
Two thirds of Americans don't have a college degree. Average electrician gets paid more than average college graduate.
It's pretty socialist for a blue collar worker getting rid of the capitalist by going voluntarily self-employed. Yet these people identify with the right, as they see themselves as entrepreneurs (that they are).
An object lesson in how being fancy or clever rarely makes for a good user interface. This is a calendar UI to choose a booking time for a game.
Eager to see part 3 of 2 ;-), but meanwhile. I think the "work of social.coop" is not so narrow as you suggest - again, DisCO is interesting because it integrates care as work. And everyone who toots is producing content and creating (reinforcing) relationships, network building...
We are not striving to put into place a flawless system that will have predetermined outcomes to all eventualities, and to do so would be another kind of tyranny. We're striving to be fluid and emergent, to be continuously compassionate, continuously just, continuously learning and growing together as a society and community.
The pattern I see repeating is
- instance develops
- someone claims that structure is bureocratic and not democratic
- people who maintain stuff set themselves on fire and step down/leave
- other people step in/rebuild
- cycle repeats
You don't have to burn everything down each time someone doesn't like how things are. If folks are not willing to step in, it's not your fault that you have maintain stuff.
It's kind of subpost but it isn't
A surprisingly positive take on what Yang gets right, from very socialist Jacobin: "Dear Yang and Gang, Nothing but Love and Respect to You"
Late-stage capitalism woodpecker: stashes 300 lbs of acorns that they themselves can't access or use.
This is a wireless antenna in California. Network coverage was disrupted by an Acorn woodpecker, a 3 ounce bird stashing an estimated 35-50 gallons/300lbs of acorns.
"And, as Wiener made clear to me, “Silicon Valley is just one of the massive American institutions that reflect the interests and anxieties and failures of our time. It’s not the root of everything.”
“It’s just sort of a steroidal version of capitalism… It’s intoxicating. Until,” she said, “you’re hungover.”
Anna Wiener: On Hustle-Porn Culture and the Death of Benign Tech
Exciting call for art submissions for upcoming SF art show:
"We’re looking for stories and pieces about alternate versions of San Francisco’s past, present, and future. We’re especially interested in pieces centering the perspectives of communities that have been marginalized, pushed out, or forced to adapt for survival."
The San Francisco that Could Be: https://galaxybrain.co/sf-2020-prospectus.html
We got 34 people on the second poll (16% of members on Loomio).
Jacobin is at it again, with another data-backed analysis of why Sanders is more likely to win over Trump than Warren:
"Elizabeth Warren’s Electoral Track Record Is Incredibly Worrying"
Catalyst Project's curriculum readings to support action to stop conflict with Iran, including Iran history, history of US-Iran conflict, timelines, etc:
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