I’m not playing games

I’m not a game player. If I say something, it’s because I mean it. Sometimes I don’t communicate perfectly, just like you and everyone else. But I was talking to someone recently about how when men speak, people tend to take them at face value, but when women speak people often routinely read into it […]

Activism, credibility and finding the right platform

Did the recent #CancelColbert hashtag incident actually help anti-racism? It started in response to this… On Thursday night, the official Twitter account for “The Colbert Report” committed the comedic sin of delivering a punchline without its setup. The offending tweet, “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation […]

Single issue commenting vs. our mission

Moderating comments on this site has always been a special hell. When you talk about complex concepts that most people mistakenly think are quite simple, you get a lot of comments that are not badly intended, but don’t foster the sort of nuanced discussion we need to have here. Therefore, I’m changing my moderation strategy […]