Go here to see why the positive/normative distinction matters. They almost get it in the baby rollerskating post, but even that one ends with the crazy-good argument that our society is racist because, well, its racist.
Every post on the first two pages was bitching about something or other. Its all bad. I’m not sure why because there’s no semblance of a normative theory; except for “everything in our society is bad”. The about page says the site “encourages all kinds of people to exercise and develop their sociological imagination and that, between all of us, public discourse will increasingly include a sociological lens with which we can all learn about social processes and mechanisms, critique social inadequacies, and design functional and equitable alternatives.” On the first two pages of the site, I didn’t see anything but “critiques of social inadequancies” or at least claimed inadequancies; there is no attempt to argue why they are so.
How am I suppose to engage this website? Nod my head? And if I’m not inclined to do so?