Posts by Tessa


And another thing. That statement about economic injustice being a case of scientifically justified social Darwinism, as inevitable as gravity, is nonsense in my opinion. Treating other humans (or nature, or anything) without respect is a choice. It is not a case of gravity. It is a case of successful bullying on a mass scale. For example. If you are a super duper powerful milti-dulti-billionaire, and you have an opportunity to build...

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I was on my way somewhere, and I saw a guy yelling at the girl on the subway platform. Time went by, and he kept yelling. From the conversation, it seemed like she didn’t want to go to back home with him and he didn’t agree. After ten minutes or so of listening to his red-faced screaming and swearing at her, I asked her if she needed help. I felt like if I didn’t ask her and just stood there with a long face like...

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Domestic abuse is like a nazi camp, it’s a world that is upside down, and you are completely alone. When I was growing up, every day was a holiday. All things dark lived on the other side of the galaxy. Stupid things clearly were happening to stupid people who didn’t know better, to people who were less informed, to people who weren’t me. My life was an official walk to the bright future. I was an invincible sunny...

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The biggest mindfuck (I use that word a lot lately because I am actively thinking about how to contribute to a much healthier entertainment industry)… the biggest mindfuck of a bullying-based status quo in any area of society is that those who benefit from it try to convince kind people and those who speak up that they are losers. That message gets pushed very hard, and often successfully, even though its success depends solely...

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Condescending confidence with which media and the internet portray Africa is frustrating. If it is frustrating to me, can you imagine how frustrating it is to people who are from there? Because “pre-civilized” Africa was doing just fine! It had a culture and a metaphysical tradition that quantum physicists could only dream of. It wasn’t a commercial-ready utopian land out of fairy tales. Yet, being a real place...

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