Posts Tagged ‘social justice’

Allies Must Be Traitors: On Barnor Hesse’s “action-oriented identities”

The 8 White Identities by [Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology] Barnor Hesse There is a regime of whiteness, and there are action-oriented white identities. People who identify with whiteness are one of these. It’s about time we build an ethnography of whiteness, since white people have been the ones writing […]

More on “The Match Percentage Fallacy, or, the influence of rolequeerness on the Predator Alert Tool project”

thebrightobvious: idlnmclean: maymay: […prior discussion truncated…] It deconstructs reified institutions and intuitions by applied and analytical philosophy. Very quick, very informal comment: let’s connect the “social justice as melodrama” concept to game theory. My explication probably will be flawed, so feel free to critique it. Interacting in mainstream society can be thought of as a […]

Brainwave [discussing one problem with “Social Justice as Melodrama”]

cool-yubari: maymay: [This post and previous discussion truncated.] since I make clear that they can not actually cripple me with self-doubt, they do everything they can to cripple others with self-doubt. This forces me and mine to defend not only against the infliction of direct challenges to our senses of self, but to (over-)extend ourselves […]

“Allyship” is full of corrupt gatekeepers, technological and otherwise

Do NOT read this incisive ‘zine if you need your “I’m a good ally” bubble to feel good about yourself: The ally industrial complex has been established by activists whose careers depend on the “issues” they work to address. These nonprofit capitalists advance their careers off  the struggles they ostensibly support. They often work in […]

Why rolequeerness is so important: the radical act is submission to someone less powerful than you

This is ultimately the reason why rolequeerness is so important. The radical act I’m describing is basically “submission” — but the key is that it’s about submitting to someone who is less powerful than you. The traditionalist notion of power relations is that we submit to people because they are more powerful than us, but […]

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