Welcome back to the variety hour, where I share my favorite article links (or, in this case, videos) once a week.
How to Tell People They Sound Racist
Hint: focus on what they said, not what they are. This video really captures the best way to address racist language without getting into a pissing contest with the person you wish to confront, or giving them an easy out. Very salient points.
Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery
It amazes me both how prevalent the human trafficking industry is, how gruesome and truly disgusting it is, and the work heroes like Sunitha Krishnan are doing to help survivors. Very powerful, but not for the faint of heart as it features disturbing stories and graphic images.
And, on a much lighter note…
Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language
Good editors are awesome. They use a light touch, helping perfect your writing by catching typos or suggesting minor changes (as opposed to putting their paws all over your work which is fine the way it is) and are both experienced and savvy. This video helps explain the delicate balance between respect for language and love of grammar.
A very cool science experiment involving video from a camera attached to a weather balloon that rises into the upper stratosphere recording the blackness of space. This is pretty awesome
This week’s posts are all MMA-related. I wrote about new heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and, just in time for Halloween, a piece on the most harrowing experiences between MMA fighters and journalists that I could find (with lots of video.)
‘Til next week! Ta ta!