"…women represent about 50 percent of the students in architecture programs in the United States. But only 18 percent of licensed architects are women."
"Madrigal, for example, draws an intriguing parallel between our attitudes to processed foods (once celebrated for their contribution to social mobility but now widely condemned, at least by the upper classes) and processed communications (by which, he means all digital interactions). Like processed foods, social media and text messages are increasingly perceived as inferior, giving rise to an odd form of technophobic—but extremely artisanal—living. As Madrigal sardonically observes, “[T]he solution is to make local friends, hang out organically, and only communicate through means your Grandma would recognize. It’s so conservative it’s radical!”"
"“Individuals unplugging is not actually an answer to the biggest technological problems of our time just as any individual’s local, organic dietary habits don’t solve global agriculture’s issues,” complained the technology critic Alexis Madrigal in The Atlantic."
"Never before has connectivity offered us so many ways to disconnect."
""A butterfly can suck honey from the flower without damaging it," he says."
"Approximately 70% of all reproductive diseases in India are caused by poor menstrual hygiene - it can also affect maternal mortality."