daniphantomgone:

lucidstrike:

daniphantomgone:

america-wakiewakie:

“[M]en aren’t oppressed AS ‘men’. At worst, we are ‘repressed’ by the very same structures that privilege us and oppressed others, like bruising from firing a high-powered rifle”

Lucid Strike

What’s wrong with this is that it characterizes everything that happens to men as merely a side-effect of whatever they’re doing to women or whatever is happening to women. Framing all of men’s issues as something that would go away only when more women are CEOs/politicians, which only directly helps certain women.

That’d be more accurate for just about any other kind of oppression/marginalization, because for white and black people, there’s one group that’s unilaterally advantaged and one that’s unilaterally disandavtaged.

There’s  almost no sense in which it could EVER be advantageous to be black/disadvantageous to be white, where the same is not true for being a woman or man, despite the disadvantages.

"Framing all of men’s issues as something that would go away only when more women are CEOs/politicians, which only directly helps certain women."

That’s a liberal, reformist framework. I don’t just mean the concept that anti-patriarchy praxis is a simple matter of ‘representation’, of particular women getting particular positions of power. I mean also the framework with which you analyzed what I said.

I’m a materialist, and I understand full well that ending patriarchy is not a matter of promotions and electoral victories but rather of forcing a fundamental structural shift such that ‘class’ relations, such as those between men and women, are subverted completely.

I don’t disagree. But the question is HOW to do that. How to go about that. And on what basis.

That’s a whole superset of questions to answer. Long road ahead and lots of detours to be made and discussions to be had along the way. :T

daniphantomgone:

america-wakiewakie:

“[M]en aren’t oppressed AS ‘men’. At worst, we are ‘repressed’ by the very same structures that privilege us and oppressed others, like bruising from firing a high-powered rifle”

Lucid Strike

What’s wrong with this is that it characterizes everything that happens to men as merely a side-effect of whatever they’re doing to women or whatever is happening to women. Framing all of men’s issues as something that would go away only when more women are CEOs/politicians, which only directly helps certain women.

That’d be more accurate for just about any other kind of oppression/marginalization, because for white and black people, there’s one group that’s unilaterally advantaged and one that’s unilaterally disandavtaged.

There’s  almost no sense in which it could EVER be advantageous to be black/disadvantageous to be white, where the same is not true for being a woman or man, despite the disadvantages.

"Framing all of men’s issues as something that would go away only when more women are CEOs/politicians, which only directly helps certain women."

That’s a liberal, reformist framework. I don’t just mean the concept that anti-patriarchy praxis is a simple matter of ‘representation’, of particular women getting particular positions of power. I mean also the framework with which you analyzed what I said.

I’m a materialist, and I understand full well that ending patriarchy is not a matter of promotions and electoral victories but rather of forcing a fundamental structural shift such that ‘class’ relations, such as those between men and women, are subverted completely.

كيف أقول أشتاق اليك بطريقة تؤلم قلبك كما تؤلمني؟
How do I say I miss you in a way that will make your heart ache as mine does? (via raajkonna)

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diversityinya:

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asiansnotstudying:

Zardozi embroidery is found in Iran, India, and Pakistan. Once used to embellish the attire of royalty, it is now associated with bridal wear. It involves hand embroidering beads and gemstones with gold and silver threads into ornate designs.

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definitelydope:

Svartifoss

practicallyblack asked:
It's been a hell of a long time since I've seen your posts pop up on my dash. I just wanted to drop in and see how everything's going. How are you? How's life? Everything good?

Srry. The option to respond wasn’t showing up. Anyway, I dunno why, but I’ve just not felt any drive to use Tumblr lately, even tho I want to. Been usin’ Facebook. Maybe it’s the way discussion is handled, with Tumblr conversations being harder to follow. I dunno.

But yeah, I’m good. Changed strategies with Praxis, raised $500 without even campaigning, started working on a social science study group syllabus, got some folks for said read group, moved the website from Tumblr to a WordPress install.

Moved on to intermediate Japanese. The weather got warmer. Yada yada yada.

How are you? ^_^