From time to time, I round up some things that have caught my eye:
- This piece is cute af, and it’s just so hopeful: Facebook has been rightly called out for allowing violent hate speech to proliferate on its platform. But the prominence of the social media platform in Myanmar has also changed the way young people meet, connect, and fall in love.
- Terrific The Guardian long read on The plastic backlash: “To take on plastic is in some way to take on consumerism itself. It requires us to recognise just how radically our way of life has reshaped the planet in the span of a single lifetime, and ask whether it is too much.”
- Five countries hold 70% of world’s last wildernesses, map reveals
- Malaysia’s Forest City is a flash point for Chinese colonialism and capitalism
- The School of Life tackles an important, often forgotten issue in modern love: Who Initiates Sex and why it Matters so Much
- Nice historical overview on the legacy of the Singapore Council of Women
- Social media isn’t awful. It’s much, much worse.