Beginners Guide to De-centering the USA in Your Writing:
• Prefer metric and SI units.
• Specify all units, including currency (“$5.00 USD” instead of just “$5.00”).
• Use “USA” as a descriptor instead of “American” when you actually mean “from the USA” and not “from North America or South America”.
• Don’t assume your experiences are universal.


@Sapphicgiraffic reminds me of an US-american professor who did a talk at the European (!) Geosciences Union Assembly and illustrated his entire talk with a seemingly "helpful" example that we should all relate to, while actually it was super US-centric. It was about water distribution in agricultural landscapes and it seemd like he also assumed arable land was irrigated land which was just ?!?! to most middle Europeans (the largest share of the conference)

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