PETA doesn’t shoot themselves in the foot because they’re stupid. They shoot themselves in the foot because they’re traveling up an incentive gradient that rewards them for doing so, even if it destroys their credibility.
Protections exist at some of the bigger international companies that have set up shop—Halliburton and the Norwegian oil giant Statoil, for instance. But this often means little in practical terms, since the industry relies so heavily on subcontracted labor. “You might be working for Statoil, but you’re actually an employee of another company, so those protections may not be there through your employer,” said Joshua Boschee, a state legislator who’s working to pass a ban on employment and housing discrimination against LGBT people.
“We wanted to be able to contribute,” Ms. Bezner said, pointing out that the Patch is meant to start long-term relationships with indie music artists and their fans.
“You have to break culture to make culture,” she added.
I’ve come up with a formula for your “networked individual” name: it’s the name on the badge of the last barista who served you coffee, combined with the place you last saw a riot on TV news. So this woman with two phones has to be called Eleni Haifa.