Quickies: Placentophagy, Gamergaters’ Latest Ethics Trolling, and How Privileged People React to Injustice
- Gamergate’s Newest Nemesis Is A Canadian PhD Student – “Gamergate trolls attacked Natalie Zed when she compared them to Lord Voldemort’s minions.” From Amy.
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Eat Your Placenta – “One argument in favor of ‘placentophagy,’ as it’s scientifically known, boils down to pretty much ‘But all the other mammals are doing it!’ (Most of them do, anyway.) Though as anyone who’s owned a dog can tell you, not everything mammals choose to eat is necessarily a great idea.”
- To Catch a Dick – Referencing a recent speech by Amy Schumer: “But I felt a lot more than empowerment in that line. I felt a critique of the the whole arduous complicated ridiculous game that is having to prove oneself through one’s ability to get laid — the game that says that female value is predicated on sex.” From Courtney.
- Powerful People are Sensitive to Injustice, but Mostly When They are its Victims – “Compared to the less powerful, more powerful people feel more entitled to be treated fairly, are quicker to identify an instance in which they are mistreated, and more likely to take action in response.” Sounds about right.
- The Scarcity of Abortion Training in America’s Medical Schools – “Many students who want instruction aren’t able to find it. And those who get it, like me, often aren’t willing to move to the areas of greatest need.”