Gaming’s #MeToo Moment and the Tyranny of Male Fragility

Gaming’s #MeToo Moment and the Tyranny of Male Fragility

The videogames industry is having its #MeToo moment, and the backlash against it has been fast and brutal. Developers and creators are bravely going public about decades of exploitation, including at the hands of respected figures who have contributed to beloved...
It’s Way Too Early to Talk About #MeToo and Redemption

It’s Way Too Early to Talk About #MeToo and Redemption

When the hashtag #metoo re-trended in 2017, it exposed and expelled numerous powerful business titans, media moguls, and politicians for harmful behavior. Hearing these reports gave us hope for meaningful change. Two years later, though, we’ve entered a new phase: the...
Why Denying Migrants Flu Shots Is a Dangerous, Foolish Move

Why Denying Migrants Flu Shots Is a Dangerous, Foolish Move

“The decision to not give people in these detention facilities influenza vaccine is misguided, shortsighted, and unethical, and may be a violation of their human rights,” agrees Alexandra Phelan, an infectious disease expert and a faculty research instructor at...
The Ethics of Hiding Your Data From the Machines

The Ethics of Hiding Your Data From the Machines

I don’t know about you, but every time I figure out a way of sharing less information online, it’s like a personal victory. After all, who have I hurt, advertisers? Oh, boo hoo. But sharing your information, either willingly or not, is soon going to become a much more...
Beware the Epiphany-Industrial Complex

Beware the Epiphany-Industrial Complex

For nearly 50 years now, the Stanford Prison Experiment has been held up as proof of how combustible personal interactions can be, how the bonds of humanity can disappear in a flash. The design of the 1971 study was quite simple: randomly assign nine “normal” male...