Category: YouTube Videos

Negativity Bias

For most of my time as a YouTuber I’ve consciously tried to frame my videos as conversation starters rather than “rants.” You can decide for yourself whether or not I’ve been successful at that, but regardless, I do think that in the past I may have contributed to the air of cynicism and negativity that…
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Everything You Need to Know About My YouTube Channel

This video is an attempt at transparency about my motivations and goals for my YouTube channel. I also discuss a few things about my income as a YouTube and how I deal with comment moderation. If you have any questions about me as a YouTuber or my YouTube channel, feel free to send me a…
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WHO SHOULD YOU VOTE FOR?? (Casey Neistat Discussion)

Last week, popular YouTuber Casey Neistat released a video where he not only urged his viewers to support Hillary Clinton for President but also to call out other big YouTubers and get them to discuss politics, even if they don’t necessarily feel comfortable doing so. This generated a lot of controversy, as some people perceived…
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The Gender Pay Gap – REDUX

In this video I revisit my recent video, “THE GENDER PAY GAP IS NOT A MYTH” and respond to many of the most common ideas from the comments.

POP FEMINISM VS “REAL” FEMINISM

As a person who does more talking than doing when it comes to social justice, I’ve historically¬†hesitated to refer to myself as a “feminist.” Some people think a feminist is just anyone who supports the equality of the genders, but I’ve always thought it weird that one particular movement gets to claim ownership over “not…
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A Free Society Isn’t Defined by its Assholes

I got into a debate online with this guy not too long ago because he’d shared a post about a man being arrested in Germany for performing the Nazi salute. He congratulated the government of Germany for its commitment to stamping out hatred. I argued, however, that stifling free expression was a dangerous precedent and…
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Are Platforms a Problem?

We all know about “mob mentality;” the idea that if you get a lot of people together in the same space, it can lead to these people being influenced to adopt certain ideas and become very hostile to opposing ideas. Sometimes mobs form organically around common frustrations or fandoms, but another (and arguably more effective)…
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The 80-20 Principle

Ever since I was a kid I’ve always considered myself a “jack of all trades, but master of none.” I get really excited to try out things so often that it’s really hard for me to focus on any one thing for too long. Also, I’ve always been a very competitive person, so I’m often…
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Black People Can’t Be Racist?

A lot of people act like social issues are all black and white; that there is one “correct” side of the argument to be on and no amount of context or nuance can change that. If you know anything about me, you know that I strongly reject this way of thinking. “The only thing truly…
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T1J/QNA #2

I’m planning to do a Q&A video at least once a month, so be sure to leave me more questions to answer in the future!¬† Also I’ve launched¬†a t-shirt campaign with teespring.com! If you’d like an additional way to support me or to just sport some cool T1J gear, check out my store. For now,…
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