My latest essay, “Cyberpunk: A Post-Mortem” is now available on my blog under Creative Commons. I hope you learn something from it: https://longpaleroad.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/cyberpunk-a-post-mortem/
“Ultimately, our appeals to innocence demarcate who is killable and rapeable, even if we are strategically using such appeals to protest violence committed against one of our comrades. When we challenge sexual violence with appeals to innocence, we set a trap for ourselves by reinforcing the assumption that white cis women’s bodies are the only ones that cannot be violated, because only white femininity is sanctified.”
“When describing the spatialization of settler colonies, Frantz Fanon writes about “a zone of non-being, an extraordinary sterile and arid region,” where “black is not a man.” In the regions where black is not “man,” there is no story to be told. Or rather, there are no subjects seen as worthy of having a story of their own.”
“The prison abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore notes that “while saving anyone is a good thing to do, to try to assert innocence as a key political organizing strategy is to turn a blind eye to the system and how it works. For Gilmore, the problem “is not to figure out how to determine or prove the innocence of certain individuals or certain classes of people, but to attack the general system through which criminalization proceeds.”
Okech, who has worked with the Penn & Slavery Project to uncover links between the Ivy League university and enslavement, said she worked at Penn Museum throughout her undergraduate years, and knew early on of the school’s involvement in forensics research after the MOVE bombing.
“I had no clue that they were not either buried or given back,” Okech said, expressing her disappointment. “I have decided that I have nothing left.”
“Deemed ‘one of the most violent anti-British agitators in England’ by state espionage agencies, Saklatvala sought actively to forge a language of opposition to empire that would at once undo the pretences and prevarications of gradualist reformism and make clear that resistance to empire was in the interests of both the Indian and British working classes.”
like there's no deeper examination that "men are uncontrollably horny while women must be protected and kept as pure virgins" is in itself terribly objectifying and rooted in a false dichotomy, and frankly a lot of transphobia and homophobia is built on top of those assumptions.
like, idk how to put this in short terms, but his early comics are basically "yay offensive jokes! a woman is sexy, isn't that SO WRONG? Her sexiness is causing these self-insert chauvinist dudes to be incredibly rude and degrade her. also here's some racist stereotypes thrown in."
and then he goes "Sorry for having made offensive jokes in the past. women being sexy is STILL SO WRONG so now all my women are being redeemed by rejecting sexiness. PS here's a bunch of TERF and anti-SJW ideology"
“Equal is not the same as same. When we say equality, we should mean treating everyone justly.”
“The Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) is formally challenging the results of the union vote at Amazon's Bessemer, Alabama warehouse, alleging that the retail giant owned by the world's richest man "prevented a free and uncoerced exercise of choice by the employees."
“What we can’t lose from our sight is the human participation required actively at every turn by capitalist relations. It can be reassuring to see capital as a distant and aloof force, but in reality capitalist labor requires at every moment the immersion of the proletariat in its logic to continue...our response to seeing horrors or indignities inflicted in the interests of capital may not be awe but solidarity and rage at a shared (and unnecessary) plight.”
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I’m not here to argue.
“We are gravely concerned about the continued operation of this pipeline, which poses an unacceptable risk to our sovereign nation,” said Chairman Mike Faith of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “In a meeting with members of Biden’s staff earlier this year, we were told that this new administration wanted to ‘get this right.’ Unfortunately, today’s update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows it has chosen to ignore our pleas and stick to the wrong path.”
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