Out of Darkness, Interdependence

Building on my thoughts from yesterday, I’ve been thinking a great deal about independence, interdependence, and dependence in US culture and how these things are viewed. The bootstrapping ideal, of course, comes down hard against dependence, arguing that individuals who are dependent are worthless (and worth less) when compared to the rest of society — […]

Media Diversity Matters

‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,’ the saying goes, shaming people who aren’t aware of a social or cultural issue. The statement carries a strong sense of superiority; the speaker is informing the listener that she knows about this thing, whatever it is, and everyone else should too. Hand in hand with this […]