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June 10, 2016

Pretty Terrible Links Roundup

This is digital art–isn’t it incredible? I just can’t even with the detail on this. Glorious. (Although I do wish she had a head.)

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  1. bluestgirl

    I got really turned off the “Unless you’re Oprah” piece when he defined “self-monitoring” as “constantly scanning your environment for social cues and adjusting accordingly,” and then went on to say that women were more likely to be low self-mointors, perhaps because women face stronger cultural pressures to express their feelings.” Like, isn’t “expressing feelings because there are cultural pressures to do so,” a perfect example of “adjusting behavior to suit social expectations?”

    • Natalie Luhrs

      Yeah, that part made no sense to me either. I was more interested in the idea that we make a lot of noise about authenticity. I get multiple newsletters each week which exhort me to be my authentic self. No one wants me without filters, truly.

  2. bluestgirl

    Also, a really depressing thing to think about: the Onion piece is from 2011, and KEEPS being horribly relevant, over and over.

  3. bluestgirl

    Yeah, in my experience, the people who praise “authenticity” in their interactions overlap a lot with people who pride themselves on hurting other people in the name of “being honest.”

    • Natalie Luhrs

      Yep. And if you think Oprah’s public persona is her authentic self, I’ve a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you…

  4. Selki

    My spinal reflex is not my most authentic self.


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