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How ‘Your Package Has Been Delivered’ and other Automated Messages Erase Essential Human Labor
The modern digital economy relies heavily on the hard work of human labor to run efficiently, yet companies like Amazon and DoorDash go to great lengths to obscure it. The passive voice is often used to erase any trace of the labor involved in purchases, creating a frictionless fantasy of consumption.
Weaponized Subordination: How Incels Discredit Themselves to Degrade Women
Explaining how incels perceive themselves as permanently subordinated ‘failed men’ and demonstrating how incels weaponize their subordination, using their perceived subordinate status to justify their misogyny.
A Story of Pepper, the World’s Most Important and Underappreciated Spice
Pepper has been a key player in diplomatic, economic, and cultural exchanges between civilizations for thousands of years, beyond its flavor and into its symbolic value. The Arabs and Muslims facilitated trade between the Indian subcontinent and Europe, enriching the Arabic language with words like 'pepper.'
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