The New Torture Methods

How the new torture methods are taught at universities:

I learned that you can make a mouse “depressed” by dunking it repeatedly in cold water, by giving it electrical shocks over and over again, by subjecting it to “chronic forced swimming,” or making it experience “social defeat,” by putting a mean mouse in its cage.

Oops, my mistake. I copied the wrong part. Here are the new torture methods for universities:

[N]o matter where I go, no matter what I learn or try to do, my mind always runs along the same old grooves, much like a rat that has been trained, all its pitiable life, to run one eternal maze. And that all the thoughts in my own one-track rat-trap of a mind lead back to … Hillary Clinton. …

[W]hen we were spoken to by women …  the boundaries dissolved. We were all immediately drawn into relationships.

How much of this had to do with the fact that the women tended to speak more relationally (“I think,” “I feel”), I don’t know. I don’t know if it was created by the fact that the women — to varying degrees — turned the story of their work into personal narratives.


Instigate some pointless rambling

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