Thursday, June 03, 2010

Two Useful Questions

Always ask yourself when you read some new research results or social commentary is this:

How do they know?

I've found it's a short-cut straight through most of the crap that is out there.

The second useful question for all feminists is this:

What happens if I switch the genders in this story?

It's astonishing how often that simple exercise shows you what caused that odd nagging feeling when reading or hearing or seeing something. Because bias can be quite subtle.

The third useful question might be:

Why am I giving away all my useful knowledge?