Saturday Link Love: Innocence, Identity, and Genocide

Saturday Link Love: Innocence, Identity, and Genocide September 15, 2018

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

Unlearning the myth of American innocence, in The Guardian—“When she was 30, left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does.”

How a Young Woman Lost Her Identity, on The New Yorker—“Nearly all the medical literature suggests that people in fugue states adopt new identities, but Barbara said that, for Hannah, ‘it was more like the complete absence of identity,’ a kind of ‘dangerous nothingness.'”

Why Stripping U.S. Citizens of Their Passports Is a Precursor to Genocide, on Harper’s Bazaar—“Oh, is it bad to compare the GOP to Nazis? Well, if members of the GOP do not like being compared to Nazis, they should consider not behaving exactly like Nazis.”

Running While Female, in The New York Times—“The death of the runner Mollie Tibbetts has ignited a national conversation about the harassment and fears women face every time they go for a run.”

How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism, on The Atlantic—“I talk in the book about how choosing a neighborhood leads to a whole bunch of other choices—about schools, about the other people in the neighborhood. Decisions about who to carpool with, decisions about which soccer team to be on—you want to be on the same one as all your friends, and all these aspects of the kid’s life are connected to the parents’ choices about where to live.”

Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications, on Boing Boing—“Everything you post, from short text snippets to stills, audio, video, code, etc will be surveilled by copyright bots run by the big platforms. They’ll compare your posts to databases of ‘copyrighted works’ that will be compiled by allowing anyone to claim copyright on anything, uploading thousands of works at a time.”

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