This week’s COTW is strange, I’m going to tell y’all that up front. But then, it’s been a strange week too, so I’m okay with that. I’m taking a week off from the Honorable Mention Archives to bring you this week’s nested winning comments:
The honorable mention for the week goes to Skepotter:
Can Pamela Gay be awarded an honorary (because she didn’t post it here) COTW? If so, I nominate.
I can’t help but see the harrassment problem in juxtaposition to the FBI report on the Penn State scandal. Jo Pa was not at risk of losing his job if he had outed Sandusky and let the justice system deal with it. Underlings are at risk, not only of job loss and that sort of thing, but also things like the Avalanche of Awful that Rebecca Watson has been deluged with since elevatorgate.
It is obvious to me that it is vitally important that there be an environment where people can speak up safely (and know that it is safe). Why do so many people resist this? What are they afraid of? So many of the resistors are probably not offenders, so WTF? I don’t get it.
And, at Skepotter’s request, this week’s COTW goes to Pamela Gay, for her graceful, empowering TAM presentation. A true example of powerful rationality, she’s a hero of mine I’m thrilled to bulid our jet plane future with. A too-tiny snippet of her talk is below, but I heartily encourage you to click the link above and read the whole thing.
I’d challenge you to let your feet fly off the ground and I’d challenge you to dream big and let your light push away the darkness of dispair in the world.
I challenge you to change the world.
Remember to nominate your favorite comments by replying with a “COTW”. I hope you have a world-bettering weekend!