Posts by giovanni tiso

  • Capture: One picture of you, and no more, in reply to Lilith __,

    That's just wonderful.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The New New News,

    Unlike Huffington, presumably Buzzfeed is paying its writers. So there's that.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: One picture of you, and no more, in reply to Jos,

    That photo is now also in the very same album.

    That is so great. It reminds of this, but better.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Maybe you could work your way up to one zinger a day :-)

    That was me for like two years.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Seriously? No. People come up with enough nastiness in their own.

    We faked the Moon landing. And trolling.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices,

    I suspect Teju Cole is about twice as clever as he thinks he is.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    David Herkt's "nasty", "bile-spitting", "bullying" obituary for Charlotte.

    Eh?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices,

    My tweets had the virtue of inviting her to tour an inclusive school. Her response was to unfollow me. And the critical comments appended to her post were removed. So engaging in good faith doesn't always work either.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I don't think of Brownlee fat jokes as bullying per se -- I doubt he feels bullied -- so much as the kind of speech that normalises bullying.

    Spot on. And largely the reason why I felt compelled a little while ago to tweet this. (I'm not actually all that concerned about Slater's feelings per se.)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It tends to be a hallmark of performative pile-ons to disqualify intent as a factor.

    Weeelll... I thought Rachel Smalley's rant on mainstreaming special needs kids last week was deeply offensive. By countering that it wasn't her intention to offend, she thought that this was sufficient to change the meaning of what she has said. And I find this deeply problematic.

    You may not mean to be offensive, but sometimes it just means you can't see that what you're saying is offensive. And someone needs to tell you. And you need to be open to hearing their reasons.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

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