Identity

Why Culture Matters for Racial Disparities

Why Culture Matters for Racial Disparities

In the 1980s, the National Basketball Association (NBA) experienced a revival in fan interest sparked by a hyped team rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, and by the personal rivalry between their two respective superstars, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Bird is white, Johnson is black,

Jonathan Church
Jonathan Church
Politics
Who Will Save Us From Racist AI?

Who Will Save Us From Racist AI?

In recent years, a wealth of literature has emerged exploring how AI and machine learning (ML) can improve diagnostic precision in medicine. Combined with deep learning (a subset of ML), this research has the potential, inter alia, to advance cancer detection, streamline treatment algorithms, and enhance our ability to predict

Zachary Robert Caverley
Zachary Robert Caverley
Health
The Incoherence of Gender Ideology

The Incoherence of Gender Ideology

Diamonds still cut glass regardless of your word for “diamond,” and “cut,” and “glass.” ~Ken Wilber Truth matters. Words matter. What is objectively the case matters. And insofar as our words and concepts can be about the objective world at all, then the shared set of words and meanings that

Michael Robillard
Michael Robillard
Identity
When You’re Diagnosed with Autism—by TikTok

When You’re Diagnosed with Autism—by TikTok

Do you ever seek reassurance, overspend, get angry over small things, fear abandonment, or pretend to be happy? If so, you might be suffering from anxiety, self-harm, ADHD, a wounded inner child, and something called “smiling depression”—at least according to the gurus of the video-sharing site TikTok, where the

Lucy Kross Wallace
Lucy Kross Wallace
Activism
Life as a Stand-Up Comic Can Be Brutal. ‘Safe Space’ Call-out Culture Is Making it Unbearable

Life as a Stand-Up Comic Can Be Brutal. ‘Safe Space’ Call-out Culture Is Making it Unbearable

Most of you have never heard of Chanty Marostica. But in 2019, they were considered a rising star in the Canadian comedy industry. Originally based out of Winnipeg, Marostica is transgender and non-binary, and was hailed as a leader of the growing diversity movement in Canadian comedy. They’d won

Jessica Pigeau
Jessica Pigeau
Activism
Gender Transition and Desistance in Teenage Girls: Two Psychotherapeutic Case Studies

Gender Transition and Desistance in Teenage Girls: Two Psychotherapeutic Case Studies

When doctors always give patients what they want (or think they want), the fallout can be disastrous, as we have seen with the opioid crisis. There is every possibility that the medical treatment of young people with gender dysphoria may follow a similar path. Practitioners understandably want to protect their

Susan Evans and Marcus Evans
Susan Evans and Marcus Evans
Feminism
Charles Murray's 'Facing Reality'—A Review

Charles Murray's 'Facing Reality'—A Review

A review of Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America by Charles Murray. Encounter Books, 168 pages. (June, 2021) I’ve known about Charles Murray since 1994, when I was a voracious and unsupervised teen reader in rural Oregon grabbing the library’s latest issue of the New Republic

Razib Khan
Razib Khan
Crime
Rescuing the Radicalized Discourse on Sex and Gender: Part Two of a Three-Part Series

Rescuing the Radicalized Discourse on Sex and Gender: Part Two of a Three-Part Series

Our choice of words affects the way we think. That’s why we spend so much time fighting over which terms to use, whether it’s “undocumented immigrants” versus “illegal aliens,” “foetuses” versus “unborn babies,” or “militants” versus “terrorists.” In recent years, the question of word choice has figured prominently

Allan Stratton
Allan Stratton
Activism