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Droll thing life is – that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself – I was within a hair’s breadth of the last opportunity for pronouncement, … Continue reading
https://newrepublic.com/article/137338/white-writers-for “We still live in a culture in which white people are very seldom stopped from doing anything they want to do, and when they are stopped or challenged, get extraordinarily upset about it. I’m one of them. I inherited … Continue reading What are White Writers For?
“Every sentence struck me, every word, and above all the bold freedom of thought. I forcefully underlined many of the sentences, I made exclamation points, vertical strokes. Spit on Hegel. Spit on the culture of men, spit on Marx, on … Continue reading Let’s Spit on Hegel
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The Speech in question: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/13/lionel-shrivers-full-speech-i-hope-the-concept-of-cultural-appropriation-is-a-passing-fad#comment-83146537 Yasmin’s response: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/10/as-lionel-shriver-made-light-of-identity-i-had-no-choice-but-to-walk-out-on-her Suki Kim’s response: https://newrepublic.com/article/136815/happened-brisbane Omar Sakr’s response: http://www.thevocal.com.au/need-talk-lionel-shriver/ appropriation Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Response: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2016/09/17/confronting-lionel-shriver/14740344003726 Right Now article: http://rightnow.org.au/opinion-3/combating-selfishness-freedom-expression/ New Yorker article: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/jia-tolentino/lionel-shriver-puts-on-a-sombrero NYTimes article: SBS article: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/article/2016/09/16/comment-writers-colour-face-very-different-set-pressures-lionel-shrivers The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/13/identity-politics-lionel-shriver-author-cultural-appropriation https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/15/we-need-to-talk-about-cultural-appropriation-why-lionel-shrivers-speech-touched-a-nerve Brisbane … Continue reading WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT LIONEL