weekly roundup Easter edition: Hadoken, political dissents, getting ahead in life and more

Another Sunday, another reading round-up. Considering I skipped last week, I should probably overcompensate. Or maybe not.

“By reading Lean In as a book informed as much by Silicon Valley business tactics and Sandberg’s Facebook investments as it is by feminism, Lean In becomes legible as a product with strongly corporate and technocratic as well as feminist ambitions. Because while Lean In is technically separate from Facebook, it is supported by Facebook in ways ranging from Zuckerberg’s book jacket endorsement to the fact that Facebook provided Sandberg with time to write and complete an intense publicity tour for the book while serving as COO. The question then is: how is it that Facebook, a company primarily interested in technical development, came in 2013 to need a feminist platform? And now that its COO has launched one, how does Lean In aim to transform the world?”

Happy Easter to those who celebrate. To everyone else, enjoy the chocolate eggs.


weekly roundup 2013-4 #sundayreading

A week filled with a new Pope and a new weekly article round-up without any Pope related news:

“The most galling artifact of white privilege in museums is expressed in their extreme reluctance to confront the reality of increasing irrelevance. Only an organization in the most privileged position could experience declining participation and argue that its relevance is increased because of its relative rarity. Only an organization suffering from extreme delusion and a healthy endowment could dismiss inclusive forms of engagement as “pandering.””

And, to top it off, Game of Thrones if it was shot in 1995: