Very Special Episodes are bad enough, but pop culture’s occasional sly nods of ‘awareness’ are just as bad, and sometimes more damaging.
While I maintain a public Facebook—follow it here, I say in a shameless social media plug—I didn’t delve into the personal side of the site until relatively recently, when I was dragged on kicking and screaming because it was the only way to stay in contact with old friends. That alone is evidence of the […]
Misophonia is finally, slowly, starting to have its day in the sun — the Washington Post did a feature on it in December, for example, and there seems to be a flickering awareness of what it is. Sort of. With the exception of the people who have it, though, a lot of that awareness is rather dismissive. […]
I have been captivated by advertising as of late. It grows ever more intrusive, surrounding us in a snarl of marketing that screams our names and demands our attention, and it also seems to grow ever more elaborate, lined in falsehoods and flickering promises that are made of spun sugar and little more. It has […]
They say that you can’t truly understand someone’s life until you’ve walked a mile in her shoes. This particular saying is especially popular in social justice-oriented communities where people want to underscore the idea that while you can learn a lot about a given group of people, you can never fully comprehend their experiences as […]