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Will Shetterly
Occupation: writer. Faith: equalitarian. Race: human.
Occupation: writer. Faith: equalitarian. Race: human.
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the ancient art of making the working class invisible
From  A Frank Talk With Jessa Crispin About Why Modern-Day Feminism Is Full of Shit : There’s that  Rebecca Traister book,  All the Single Ladies . It’s all about this self-empowerment feminism—like “look at these brave women living their urban lives and ch...

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A few series that have good places to stop watching before the series actually ends (no spoilers)
This post isn't about shark-jumping, which is when a show has gone on too long. It's about when the important arcs have been resolved, and while what follows may have strong moments, the show is not as satisfying overall. Buffy the Vampire Slayer has two go...

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People should have to read this before being allowed online. This bit explains every flamewar: "Living in small bands of hunter-gatherers, our ancestors were primarily concerned with their social standing, and with making sure that they weren’t the ones risking their lives on the hunt while others loafed around in the cave. There was little advantage in reasoning clearly, while much was to be gained from winning arguments."

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On Milo Yiannopoulos and Samuel R. Delany, and why child pornography is a real crime, not a thought crime
Milo Yiannopoulos and Chip Delany have similar histories, but because their politics are different, some defenders of one will attack the other for his sexual views. Chip Delany talked about his past here:  a conversation with Samuel R. Delany about NAMBLA,...

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"Privilege" has been neoliberalized and "inequality" is next
The Ford Foundation made a vapid video that discusses inequality in identitarian terms, focusing on race and gender almost exclusively. Doug Henwood shared it on Facebook, where Michael Pollak left this comment: ...I'm sorry that this seems to make obsolete...

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Tidying up: An apology for Julia Sparkymonster, Micole Coffeeandink, and Mary Dell
April 2015/February 2017 Dear Julia, Micole, and Mary, Like most artists, I try to keep track of online mentions of my name. Often the results are nice. Perhaps the nicest was when I saw someone praising my brother. I learned about two interesting people wh...

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"A senior official in the George W. Bush administration later put it more bluntly to Esquire: That without the post-Gulf War sanctions that killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and the stationing of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, “bin Laden might still be redecorating mosques and boring friends with stories of his mujahideen days in the Khyber Pass.”"

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The Socialism of Fools, Part 2: The Logic of Antisemitism is the Logic of Identitarianism
Previously:  The Socialism of Fools, Part 1: Antisemitism and Malcolm X, Derrick Bell, and Louis Farrakhan • “Antisemitism is the Socialism of fools.” —a saying of German social democrats at the end of the 19th century, attributed by August Bebel to Ferdina...
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