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General / Re: Harvey Weinstein
« Last post by BlakeK on October 19, 2017, 05:20:44 AM »
I just read an article about men who are coming forward now, discussing their experiences being sexually assaulted by more powerful (usually older) males. It seems that nearly every actress in Hollywood has a horror story about being sexually assaulted/raped. The narcissism and abuse of power is worse that I thought. I’m not naive and have always known that this happens but it seems commonplace. I’m not even sure how one would go about effecting change.
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General / Re: Watcha readin?
« Last post by momitsnowme on October 18, 2017, 08:49:13 PM »
I studied it in grad school! One of my major research projects was on post structuralism and the southern California punk scene.
It is definitely dense. Even after being immersed in the jargon I struggled reading a lot of it. I would recommend Disidentifications by Jose Esteban Munoz if you haven't seen it yet! There's a great collection of essays I'll have to find tomorrow too.

I know the basics of behavioral analysis but not enough to see the overlap so I'd definitely be interested in seeing your take!
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General / Re: Watcha readin?
« Last post by rory on October 17, 2017, 10:35:07 PM »
Oh neat, did you study this in school, or just sort of develop your own interest?

I had started reading queer theory in school, but it was pretty surface level look. I tried to dive in on my own a bit after graduating, but as you probably know or can imagine, a lot of these texts are pretty dense without cursory knowledge of other philosophers, the language around philosophy, or any sort of reading guide/discussion. I fell away from it for a few years, but with ideas around it kicking around in my head for awhile now.


Mainly when I was in school I studied behavior analysis, which is also still something I've kept an arms-length interest in even while not applying my degree. My ex is also in grad school for it right now, and we've spent a lot of time over the years bouncing ideas about behavior analysis around. I picked up one of her textbooks (the behavior book mentioned earlier) and it all sort of clicked into some lines of thought I had been thinking about earlier. I think the philosophy behind behavior analysis relates to or works in tandem with a lot of the concepts brought to light from post structuralism, at least the bits I had gleaned from some reading years ago. I've been wanting to write about behavior social/political theory that is coherent but also true and accurate to the tenets of the science of behavior analysis.

I'm not sure any of this at this point is coherent, but the plan is for it to someday be!
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General / Re: Watcha readin?
« Last post by momitsnowme on October 17, 2017, 08:36:47 PM »
Yessss! Sullivan is great and post structuralism is my thing. Let's nerd out
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General / Re: Watcha readin?
« Last post by rory on October 17, 2017, 08:22:37 PM »
Instead of reading Dune, I bought a few "a very short introduction" books on Post Structuralism, Derrida, and Foucault, as well as A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory by Nikki Sullivan. I have some writing that I want to do, but I have to make sure I know what I'm talking about first. I've read some Foucault and Butler, but I'm fairly rusty on theory stuff these days, especially considering the esoteric writing style of those particular theorists.
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General / Re: Harvey Weinstein
« Last post by amanda on October 15, 2017, 02:45:21 PM »
Apparently Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are two of Weinstein’s enablers. www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ben-affleck-matt-damon-become-guest-stars-harvey-weinstein-scandal-171213233.html?exp=vv

I’d also like to second the motion that people stop throwing out the “but we have daughters!” defense any time something like this happens. We all know daughters are special little princesses which just goes to show that we think of them differently than others and it’s silly to try and pretend that because a man has a daughter that he doesn’t treat other women like crap. Hopefully they don’t treat other women like crap but there are obviously different standards.

The craziest thing is that literally every single woman is someone's daughter. So if we're going to treat daughters as some sacred fucking entity that deserve to be respected and treasured, we're going to have to treat all women that way.
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General / Re: Harvey Weinstein
« Last post by BlakeK on October 12, 2017, 07:21:12 PM »
I'm just going to have black daughter so I'm all covered.
You’d better make sure she’s gay because if not you’ll never be able to say terrible things about gay people and have it be a-ok.
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General / Re: Harvey Weinstein
« Last post by jer on October 12, 2017, 08:23:31 AM »
I'm just going to have black daughter so I'm all covered.
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General / Re: Harvey Weinstein
« Last post by BlakeK on October 12, 2017, 05:21:45 AM »
I’ve been really sick the past 2 days so I may not have formed or communicated my thoughts as well as I could or should have. I guess the “but I have daughters!” defense for why one can’t be sexist, misogynistic, a rapist, etc is pretty much the same thing as saying “but I have a black friend!” when accused of being racist.
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General / Re: Harvey Weinstein
« Last post by momitsnowme on October 11, 2017, 06:38:08 PM »
It's still sad that there is such a cognitive leap there ugh
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