What is a real woman? What if we're in The Matrix right now?
Racist people are bad.
I'm not bad!
Therefore, how can that thing I did that doesn't feel racist to me be racist?
Conflict Is Not Abuse: A book on the cultural phenomenon of blame, cruelty, and scapegoating as a power tactic in a range of relationships, from the most intimate (partners, friends) to the broadest (cultural groups, nations). It discusses how those in power positions exacerbate and manipulate fear of the "other" to achieve their aims.
The book also looks at its subject through the lens of technology, and how social media and email have made our interactions with one another more impersonal and thus more subject to misunderstanding and abuse. (It's so easy to "shun" or block an intimate on Facebook who is thought to have made a transgression, rather than discussing the subject openly – part of the new mob mentality to scapegoat.)
This book takes a highly personal approach to what on the surface is a complex subject, but at its heart it is about how we as a culture need to treat each other – partners, family members, communities, nations – with respect and dignity.
I guess my super fucking Libra opinion is that there's upsides and downsides to male and female experience. I don't actually think there's a single definite answer to the vague and useless question, "Which gender has it worse?"
I consider myself a feminist because I support reproductive rights and I oppose workplace misogyny and I generally agree with a lot of the activism that happens under the heading of feminism. But I also think a lot of men are just having a super fucking difficult time right now and that must be super fucking hard for them heyhowreyou.
God, I'm such a cool girl, I think the entire mid-Atlantic region is about to freeze over.
We have the literal 1% complaining about "anti-rich prejudice." That must be super fucking hard for you.
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