I’m sorry for my absence. I’ve had strep. Been watching a lot of Transparent and Masters of Sex.
If you don’t know what the headline references, read this.
Here’s what I’ve been reading.
Slate’s Double X says The context of Killer Mike’s sexist remark against Hillary Clinton doesn’t help him. I say #TeamKillerMike. Everyone is trying to sell us on Hillary bc she’s a woman. Mike is right. That isn’t enough.
One of the lines that killed me in @iusedtobepoor’s post about “thinking poor” even if you no longer are was “that you sold out your people for a better life.”
The man who challenges all my knee-jerks about libertarian men, @jeffreyatucker, wrote an excellent piece on Government’s War on Women: 1900–1920, The Progressives’ Attempt to Halt Progress. The whole time I was reading it I was thinking about how progressive reactionaries are.
Angela Keaton finally dropped her Libertarian Feminist Diary at C4SS. “The worst crime a libertarian woman can commit short of not being a doormat for the leadership is ‘causing drama.’”
“This belief in the ‘brokenness’ of those have experienced sexual trauma is highly damaging. None of us want to be broken. I don’t want to be broken. And, at least for me personally, this belief in the uniquely destructive power of sexual trauma prevented me from honestly confronting some of my more difficult sexual experiences.”
From What I Learned From Dating Women Who Have Been Raped, via Rachel Burger.
About this whole kerfuffle I just want to say that knee-jerk aversion to socialism has significantly dumbed down thinking about liberty.