About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Kids these days!

"We need to be wary of the 'Fredric Wertham effect,' named after the psychiatrist in New York whose shoddy research inspired a moral panic over youths' media preferences in the 1950s. His book, Seduction of the Innocent, was condensed in Reader's Digest under the headline "Comic Books - Blueprints for Delinquency." Eventually, after congressional hearings and dozens of local bans, the comic book scare was debunked for researchers and journalists have kept repeating his mistake. They rushed to conclude that youths are being corrupted by new scourges like television, rock music, rap, video games - and now social media, which is being blamed for the supposed afflictions of Facebook depression and Instagram envy."
The Power of Bad

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