Four virtues of intellectual freedom according to Virginia Woolf: 1. preferring ridicule over celebrity; 2. practicing chastity (refusing to prostitute one's brain); 3. contenting oneself with poverty (earning enough to live); 4. keeping one's freedom from artificial loyalties.
"Io voglio rapporti umani più vasti. Il mondo per me è l'infinità dei rapporti umani possibili. Questo il patriarcato non lo contempla. Ecco perchè la donna ricade nella famiglia o si butta nel lavoro." Carla Lonzi -Taci, anzi parla. Diario di una femminista.
“Science is a social phenomenon...a reflection of people, our relationships, & our institutions. When we provide inputs to algorithms...when we design tests & research, we are making human choices. It matters who makes choices & who they think about when they do.” @alondra
Social scientist @alondra — Biden’s deputy science policy chief — says COVID-19 has “held up a mirror" to society: “Never before in living memory have the connections between our scientific world and our social world been quite so stark as they are today” cbsn.ws/2KjDqUa
The death penalty is fundamentally a poor person’s issue. Over nearly 40 years of visiting death row facilities across the United States, I have never met a single person with money or resources. Capital punishment means “those without the capital get the punishment.”
In German, a HANDSCHUHSCHNEEBALLWERFER is a measly or cowardly person, who only criticizes other people from a distance or when it is safe to do so. It literally means ‘someone who wears gloves to throw snowballs’.
I spotted these National Guard troops at a normal Washington street corner not even near the Capitol. So many streets have been closed. It reminds me of the war zones I saw in Baghdad or Mosul or Falluja. So sad.