Talking about privilege can be uncomfortable, it can easily make us defensive, and it does have the power to prevent us from taking significant action. That’s why, we have to talk about it!
Although my articles didn’t stop, my podcast did take a needed break.
Now, I’m back for the second season of The Exploded Head. In its intro episode, I review what I’ve talked about already and give you some ideas of what I’ll be covering in the near future.
Dehumanisation is a prerequisite for some of the darkest things we’ve witnessed in our history. Slavery, genocides, torture, mass killings – just to name a few, and it’s one heavy list already. That’s why, we have to learn to notice it and to call it out.
The immigration policy in Lithuania seems to have taken a sharp turn towards limiting the rights of asylum seekers. Our humanity is being tested – and it’s very shameful to see we’re not doing well.
On Pride Day – and Pride Month – let’s not forget that no society is truly great if it is not equally accepting and great to everyone. The LGBTQ rights situation around the world might be improving but there’s still a long way to go.
It’s a rather reflective episode with a simple message: Black Lives still matter, and our discomfort still doesn’t.
What’s the difference between internal plurality and external plurality?
A quick answer: that difference is huge, and it has to deal with media ownership consolidation levels.
Listen to this episode to learn more about it.
On the day I moved to Jordan, a big thing happened.
The country’s monarchy was apparently threatened. Even without knowing what happened exactly, what we can do is to take Jordan as an example of a potential political change and talk about what forms that change can take.
What is the New Zealand’s miscarriage leave law an example of? And why does it matter?
Can we turn something as exclusive as an independence day into something else?
And why should we want that anyway?