Posts by Tessa


I am not thrilled with how the problem of racism is framed in many Facebook discussions. I understand why it is so, and I am a little angry about it. Cheesy slogans get clicks a lot faster than deep, honest analysis. It’s about money and vanity, and ironically, we no longer need an evil hand to orchestrate it, people do it all on their own. Because, internet. Because, stupid. But I saw this interview yesterday. It was an old...

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Full disclosure: I wrote this because I care. I am not an industry analyst and I am not trying to be one.  But I have a brain, and I hate bullshit. Without further ado… In a highly publicized BBC interview, British musician Ed Sheeran says that he “owes career to Spotify”. According to Sheeran,  the 860 million streams he received on Spotify allowed him to play big shows in the US and sell out arenas in Korea and...

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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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