Tag Archives: nontrivial

I never MetaMed I didn’t like

Full disclosure: I work for MetaMed. MetaMed is a personalised medicine company. Personalised medicine is basically what it says on the tin: recommending the best tests and treatments for you-yes-you as opposed to the generic abstracted Platonic form of a … Continue reading

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Masculinity, part 2 of 2: Nonviolent Communication is totally gay

In part 1 I talked about what’s scary about not being man enough. In this part, I’ll explain why having feelings is for sissies. “Patriarchy hurts men too” types tend to focus on expressing emotions. And it’s true that enforcement … Continue reading

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Masculinity, part 1 of 2: Who’s afraid of the penis bandits?

Traditional¬†(in Western cultures) masculinity is not very popular, often for good reason, among people who blog about things like traditional masculinity. Men are emotionally repressed. Men aren’t allowed to express any emotions but anger. We need to talk. Why do … Continue reading

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On individualistic ideologies

There’s a certain brand of feminist thinking, archetypically Captain Awkward, whose highest value is free choice. Whence a number of positions: Consent is paramount, not just for sex but for any kind of interaction. “I didn’t want to come but … Continue reading

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Getting off the couch after depression

Depression makes you lazy. You wouldn’t expect that; when you’re depressed, you can’t afford the tiniest bit of laziness, or you die. But it teaches you to do the bare minimum to survive; that doing things is hard and unpleasant; … Continue reading

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