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If it was the female version in underwear wouldn't we just be doing a riff on objectification? Perhaps. As far as I know, though, there isn't some kind of forced choice where "sculpture of a white person in underwear, choose male or... [more]
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Also, about anger: 1. "Anger" varies from milieu to milieu. In some places, what gets labeled as "anger" is saying "well, it might be possible that your experience as a white person means that you don't quite recognize... [more]
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It blows my mind (actually I guess it makes sense) that so many of you have seen, but completely misunderstood, Ghost World. Enid and Seymour are the only sane, decent people in a misanthropic world otherwise populated entirely by severely hollow,... [more]
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Vis-a-vis administration: administrative costs are significantly driven by reporting requirements. Schools have to do a great deal of reporting about grant and contract funds for research, much of which is appropriate and some of which is... [more]
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That sounds great, Frowner. It would be nice if fiftysomethings voted like they wanted to join forces with young people instead of voting, like, the opposite of that. Look, 47% of the fiftyish people voted for Obama and tend to vote... [more]
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If I recall my eighties and early nineties correctly, Madonna's sex photo book was hugely controversial both amongst feminists and [much more so] in the broader culture. And has everyone forgotten the whole late eighties/nineties culture war thing... [more]
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It's not even so much that "oooh, everyone will be triggered every time they walk by the statue". It's that when you place a statue in a public space, you're making a choice of that particular statue instead of others. You're... [more]
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The thing about the kid, Brogan, is that he was brought into the crimes by suddenly seeing the older guy shoot the first victim - imagine seeing your father or some other father-equivalent commit some horrible crime right out of the blue in front of... [more]
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I'm sort of weirded out by this, since it seems to rely on the idea that women are these naive listeners who don't collect records or know, apparently, anything about any sort of music at all, and it's sort of "authentic" and yet... [more]
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And, btw, women don't just need to worry about 'locals' I've heard multiple reports of women being assaulted in hostels by fellow backpackers. Aw, dude, when I lived in China it was the white people I worried about, and the white people... [more]
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(People - including me - say "I don't care, I'll be dead by the time climate change is really terrible" because we're fairly sure that there is nothing on god's green earth we can do to prevent it and almost nothing we can do to protect... [more]
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And that comes back to my fundamental statement: I'm not anti-union, I'm just not a fan of the exclusionary way unions operate. I did a quick google of "how do I become a {union name} member?" and they are pretty much universally... [more]
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I don't know, the first person the author talked to doesn't sound very deft, but is actually significantly more honest than I think might be hoped for from a customer service person. "It’s just like the radio in your car. There are all kinds... [more]
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Or, you know. Indian schools, where this shit was still happening in the 70s. That's true, and I knew about it, and yet I didn't think of it. Racism in action in my own forgetting.... [more]
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I would be interested to hear folks' readings in terms of gender, race and sexuality stuff. Things that jumped out at me: 1. Initial uneasiness about reconfigured Janelle Monae with her hair down and girlier clothes. On the one hand, I'm a... [more]
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But that's not confined to women is it? Picture a man in a stained t-shirt with a beer gut, BO and food between his teeth. Now picture him toned and in a nice outfit and smelling of aftershave. I find it really hilarious (or actually,... [more]
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This is just like when I was five years old and my mother explained that the cat lady down the street was just a lady that liked cats. Some years ago, I worked in a large office building whose office culture was such that people would dress... [more]
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When I worked in China and friends taught me home-style cooking, we'd always use MSG. I've often wondered why, if MSG is in fact such a dietary trigger, we don't see tons and tons of MSG syndrome in Asia. I find all this cook tough-talk... [more]
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You chose those glasses for a reason. You chose that outfit for a reason. Was that reason anything other than "this is the only option/class of options I can afford"? For much of my youth, that was it. We bought what we could afford,... [more]
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Surely it would be fruitful to consider how "internal markets" and privatization have worked for the NHS. Oh, this should go about as well as the Chicago parking meters being privatized. A one time influx of cash goes away pretty... [more]
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