Elsewhere: Week of May 3, 2021
Elsewhere is a series of interesting things I came across during the week, published every Sunday.
- Like female hysteria, impostor syndrome is outdated 1800 psychology designed to gaslight women. “Even as we know it today, imposter syndrome puts the blame on individuals, without accounting for the historical and cultural contexts that are foundational to how it manifests in both women of color and white women.”
- I know it's Mother's Day, but “we need to allow room in society for people to say no to parenthood in the first place, especially for women,” and even express regret.
- I can't hear myself think, literally: This paper presents evidence that “an increase [in noise] of 10 dB inhibits cognitive function and that this results in a decrease in productivity of approximately 5%.”