Angry Robot

I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation. Here’s why.

So if you are concerned about the growth in population, make yourself a champion of female empowerment in the developing world. You will be contributing to the most effective solution to the problem without any of the moral baggage.

The Globalized Jitters

All the cool kids have anxiety disorders these days. I’m not claiming that this makes me one of them. Correlation, as we all know, does not imply causation, and I am reliably informed that the cool kids also understand Snapchat, wear floral jumpsuits, and know how to talk to people they fancy without pulling a face like a spaniel on acid.

Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

Louis C.K. Is Done

This is a very good take.

When disturbing stories about respected artists come from the distant past, we treat them dispassionately, as just one detail among many. Present-tense or near-present-tense revelations hit us differently because we share the same world as the artist, breathe the same air, feed the same economy. We think of them as contemporaries, even as people we know. This kind of revelation changes the relationship between the artist and the art, in a way that places an unasked-for, unfair burden on the audience. This is what’s happening culturewide. And it’s not the fault of people who didn’t report it, or audiences who aren’t sophisticated enough to separate the art from the artist. It’s the fault of the artists for being secret creeps or criminals, and the fault of the system for making it possible for them to act this way for years without being punished.

Louis C.K. Told Us Who He Was, But That Doesn’t Make It Better

In some ways this is the greatest nightmare for a lot of women: A man who does the right things, who acts the right way, who gives every impression that he’s one of the good ones, but turns out to be one of the bad ones anyway.

Pro tip: if everyone you admire keeps disappointing you with awful sex scandals, try admiring more women.

A majority of Torontonians now identify themselves as visible minorities, census shows

Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee

What the Rich Won’t Tell You

Canada’s Impossible Acknowledgment

How an urban farming collective is planting seeds of change

GTA5 and the problem of privilege

My high school is experimenting with games and education by having its (rich white male)students play Grand Theft Auto 5

I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.

What Mark Zuckerberg Gets Wrong About Universal Basic Income

What I Learned at Personal Branding School

I know it’s pointless to pine for a pre-Zuck world: That golden age when, if you wanted to feel inadequate and self-conscious and also thoroughly disgusted with yourself and with humankind generally, you had to get in your car and go to some party.

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

On anxiety as a sociological and cultural phenomenon

The Addicts Next Door

Devastating look at a town hard hit by the opioid crisis

11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida

You can marry a child in 38 US states. WTF

A community divided: The fight over Canadian values threatens to boil over in Peel

Coed CYO hoops team defies archdiocese order to kick girls out, forfeits season

They are 10-year-old children. They have a lifetime of disappointments ahead of them; let’s not create an unnecessary one now.