Another Sunday, another reading round-up. Considering I skipped last week, I should probably overcompensate. Or maybe not.
- Last week, The Guardian had profiled Noam Chomsky in an article titled “No Individual Changes Anything Alone“. Then this week, Glenn Greenwald’s looked at how media attacks personalities who dissent from political orthodoxies; essentially tearing up the first article on Noam Chomsky.
- Your Phone Vs. Your Heart – Barbara L. Frederickson on how social media may be affecting your social interactions. (via NYTimes)
- Dissent Magazine explores who might be benefiting from Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.
“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?”
- This awesomely fun HADOKEN meme is the new craze in Japan, and let’s count down until Americans overdo it. 3.2.1.
- Interesting NYTimes article worth your reading time: “Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?“
- Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies.
Happy Easter to those who celebrate. To everyone else, enjoy the chocolate eggs.