the most extraordinary sentence i’ve ever read in a quantitative research paper?
Nosek BA, Banaji MR, Greenwald AG. Harvesting implicit group attitudes and beliefs from a demonstration website. Group Dynamics. 2002;6:101-115.
nothing like watching exciting college basketball games to brighten a day
let’s just not. try again tomorrow.
when states like texas refuse to expand medicaid, refuse federal reproductive health funds, and force reproductive health care providers to close, people get sick and die. children get sick and die. these deaths can be prevented. HIV infection can be a manageable condition but the seropositive need access to health care and supportive services. we aren’t providing those because HIV/AIDS is regarded as a deserved punishment for people’s behavior. (once again, we find that accountability and personal responsibility falls hardest on the already-marginalized.)
the adulation for dallas buyers’ club and mcconaghey and leto is exactly the sort of smug self-regard the very privileged indulge in whenever they can frame an injustice as having happened primarily to white people in the past. it rests on the idea that things are better now so we don’t have to pay attention to the actual people actually living with HIV/AIDS.
the stories of the buyers’ clubs and HIV/AIDS activists in the 80’s are important and need to be told. but we need to hear about the appalling behavior of the u.s. government and the activism by radical faeries and ACT UP. apparently white hollywood isn’t up to the task of doing that honestly.
(notably, dallas queers are deeply unimpressed with the movie after having been pretty excited about it.)"
dresses and ladies both
- find out all of the available facts
- further research to better understand the facts
- information synthesis and integration
- order some relevant books from amazon
- logistics coordination