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Andrew @ilium ?

active 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Andrew commented on the blog post Infographic: Diversity in Hollywood   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    As I said in my original comment: Yes, there is absolutely a problem with minorities being underrepresented in Hollywood. I’m not denying that. I’m just pointing out that this infographic is poorly designed and doesn’t actually tell that story. In order to know that there is a problem (and to see it’s magnitude) I had [...]

  • Andrew commented on the blog post Infographic: Diversity in Hollywood   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    This is pretty misleading. You have to compare these numbers to the percentage of each racial group in this country. The 2011 Census says, 63.4% white, 13.1% black, 5.0% asian, 1.2% American Indian, 16.7% hispanic/latino. So yes, there is a problem here, but it’s not nearly as big as this infographic seems to imply.

  • Andrew commented on the blog post What porn can teach us about safer sex   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Absolutely it’s an important normalizing effect, but I think that mandating them is a bit of a heavy-handed solution to the problem that causes more problems than it prevents. In the end, this seems to come back to consent (doesn’t it always?) in the same way that the birth control debate does. I think we [...]

  • Andrew commented on the blog post Pretending to be gay?   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    I think this is an overall net good. This seems to be a very extreme version of “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” Especially, if it leads to a book that gets the word out in a socially conservative community written by a person the community trusts and thinks of as one of their [...]

  • Andrew became a registered member   4 years, 1 month ago · View

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