Tagged: Claire Shipman

Adversary culture

Peak Beard” is an urban legend. This is the age of the beard.

Let it grow, let it grow
Let it blossom, let it flow
In the sun, the rain, the snow
Beard is lovely, let it grow.

Using the example of one artist to denigrate an entire genre of artistic practice is not a winning rhetorical strategy.

Hobo culture is dying out.

Two entrepreneurial media personalities are selling women on the idea of a “confidence gap.” While even snake oil salespersons have the right to turn a buck, worst part of this book that it locates the “problem” at the individual level. The authors maintain women have low confidence; in reality it is social institutions that have low confidence in women.