Do you recognize misinformation when you hear it or read it? What has Jordan Peterson’s experience been, and what does he think should be done about it? According to Jordan Peterson, misinformation is a growing problem that has impacted him personally. On Theo Von’s This Past Weekend podcast, Peterson discussed the vulnerability of platforms such as Twitter and manipulation through “deepfakes.” Keep reading to get a summary of this conversation, along with some context about the complex challenges of navigating truth in the digital age.
How is sexual assault in the military handled? What reforms need to be made to improve the safety of personnel? After enduring a sexual assault and a manipulated investigation, Sergeant Lee Ye-ram took her own life. Her case exposes severe systemic issues that enable misconduct and secrecy, demanding urgent reform to prevent future tragedies. Keep reading to learn about this case and the broader issue of sexual assault in the military, as discussed on an episode of the Rotten Mango podcast.
What are the main issues with the juvenile justice system? Do certain cultural standards in South Korea contribute to bullying in schools? While discussing the 2006 Cheongju curling iron case on the Rotten Mango podcast, Stephanie Soo expresses distaste for the juvenile justice system. She says that much of the public’s negative response to the case was due to the school’s and justice system’s mishandling of the case. Check out the juvenile justice system’s problems with this specific case and others.
What are the long-term effects of bullying? What does bullying look like among celebrities? The Netflix series The Glory has brought up interesting conversations about the effects of bullying. On the Rotten Mango podcast, Stephanie Soo talks about how bullying in South Korea has increased significantly over the years, hence why she’s calling attention to it. Discover how bad bullying has gotten in recent years and the consequences of it.
What’s the origin of toxic masculinity? Why are so many men so psychologically unhealthy? The origin of toxic masculinity can be traced back to a loss of father figures, a lack of ritual initiation into manhood, and the effects of patriarchy. Patriarchy is harmful to men in that it forces repression of the feminine in that it equates unhealthy ideals with masculinity. Keep reading for more on ideals of masculinity and why men are struggling to find a healthy mindset.
What does the Warrior archetype look like? What does it mean to embody the Warrior mindset? The Warrior archetype, as defined by Carl Jung, is a part of the male psyche concerned with carrying out tasks and adopting discipline and courage. While the Warrior can be a healthy expression of masculinity, it can also be negative if unbalanced or immature. Learn what it takes to develop a healthy Warrior mindset.
What led to the Boeing Max 9’s emergency landing? What efforts are underway to prevent any recurrence? What does the incident mean for Boeing’s future? Investigations continue after an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 was forced to make an emergency landing when part of the aircraft’s fuselage blew off. This latest safety issue could cause further reputational damage to Boeing, already burdened by past financial settlements and a drop in stock prices. Continue reading to learn about the past of Boeing’s safety issues, and their next steps.
How does Yvon Chouinard use his business to help the environment? Why is Patagonia one of the most environmentally friendly businesses out there? Patagonia strives to use its influence and resources to fight the environmental crisis. Chouinard argues that businesses (like Patagonia) that use natural resources must take responsibility for the effects they have on the environment. Check out Patagonia’s environment initiative to get a better sense of its eco-friendly mission.
How is CRISPR revolutionizing medicine and agriculture? What obstacles and ethical debates stand in the way of its widespread use? CRISPR gene-editing technology is facilitating groundbreaking treatments for genetic diseases and it’s promoting global food security. Continued improvement of CRISPR technology could drive personalized medicine, provide new treatments, and revolutionize agriculture and industrial biotechnology. Here’s a look at the potential uses of CRISPR technology, and the obstacles and implications that come with it.
How many trees are at risk of extinction? Why are sustainable forestry practices necessary? How can arboreal mortuaries help save forests? In his book The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben doesn’t just teach readers about the science of trees, it’s also a call to action to help save the forests. He lays out multiple ways that people and governments can help save the trees. Here are the actionables that Wohlleben shares in his book.