It’s the final What I’ve Been Reading of the year. Are you excited?
- Writing for Jezebel, Jia Tolentino touches on problems with outrage over individual occurrences of bad behaviour instead of the systems that reinforce it. I don’t endorse everything in the piece – certainly not the mischaracterization of the backlash against Lena Dunham (item 5 on this list) – but it’s worth reading nonetheless.
- Writing for Slate Star Codex, Scott Alexander argues that many of us live in a bubble where we don’t have to experience common hardships, and that leads us to think of those hardships are uncommon.
- Finally, Adam Smith of Rock Paper Shotgun writes about toilets in games. Here’s Merve’s Toilet Test: Are the in-game toilets flushable? If so, the game passes!
I’ll see y’all in the new year! -party hat-