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Tag Archive — privilege

Referral: Trigger Warnings are about Violence (not Political Correctness)

Because I haven’t posted a referral in a while, and because I want to celebrate his triumphant return to blogging, and because this is an excellent piece, I refer you to Jonathan Sterne’s wonderful open letter in response to CAUT’s James Turk and the Montréal Gazette. In this respectful excoriation, Sterne aptly points out the intimate […]

Liberalism and Privilege

The problem with the standard liberal line of argument on reformation’s preferability to revolution is its advocates’ failure to understand, or accept, or admit that social justice is not equally attractive for all parties specifically because some have much invested in continued relationships of unequal, unearned privilege, holding the world back from change.

Paths of Flight

So, apparently, as indexed by my apartment shaking every few minutes accompanied by the thundering of jet engines, there is another air show today in Toronto. I can’t say I’m a fan of these particular spectacles, which is a bit of a shame, because I enjoy aerospace technology in general. It’s just that whenever the […]

Hegemonic Intimacies

I am just reviewing an excellent article by Guillermo Avila-Saavedra for my Research Methods class and it got me thinking. The article (actually, an ICA conference proceeding) is called “The Black Working-Class Lesbian and Other Absences: A Holistic Approach to Queer Media Studies,” and is about how queer media studies often don’t live up to […]