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  1. someone saying “reactionary identity politics” is code for “psst I’m a white man and I want you to all know I’m white, and a man. Have you guessed I’m a white dude yet? Yeah, I’m white, what about it? You got a problem with that?”

    urban-prairie-blues:

    so do you not think there is such a thing as “reactionary identity politics”? are you aware that non-western and female marxists have written extensive critiques of identity politics (borne out of actual revolutionary practice) and that by writing such critiques off as a “white male” thing you’re erasing their work on the subject? i get that malheureux marxist has said a lot of stupid shit and is one of the biggest proponents of revisionism on this site, but your snarky and dismissive attitude towards the discussion (that i’m guessing from the content your post you don’t really know the history and international significance of) only makes you look ignorant and petty.

     
     
  2. artoftransliness:

    Underworks 997, 988, and 983 review and comparison by Finntheinfincible 

    A lot of people have been writing in asking us what binder is best or which binder they should get. Videos like this one can be really helpful for seeing what binders other people prefer, how they bind for different body types, etc. 

     
     
  3. maoismfightsback:

    While it is correct to reject the class essentialism of a crude marxism that in itself produces its own form of identity politics (where the proletariat is automatically and erroneously overcoded according to a white, male, hetero, able-bodied, and cis-gendered identity), it is incorrect to substitute a post-modern politics of difference––which concretely means identity politics––in its place. (…) While it is indeed a fact that class, race, sex, gender, nationality, etc. intersect, recognizing this fact is about as useful as recognizing that the clouds are grey when it is close to raining.  No theory of intersectionality proposed by proponents of post-modern and identitarian approaches has done anything more significant than inform us of the obvious fact that oppression intersects and overlaps; they generally fail to explain why and how they overlap, and more importantly they fail to provide a praxis of revolutionary unity.

     
     
  4. smith-q-and-a:

    This is a great link to share with people new to the issue, it clears up a lot of common misconceptions and provides an overview!

     
     
  5. smith-q-and-a:

    Q&A requests that Smith adopt the following policy for consideration of applications from transgender persons:

    Should there be inconsistent/non-female gender markers or ambiguity about how an applicant identifies her gender, Smith admissions may request supplemental documentation from the…

     
     
  6. Does anyone else think that the common model for writing academic papers (i.e. outlining your conclusion first and then explaining the argument that brought you to that conclusion afterwards) is boring and straight-up insulting to the reader when opposed to presenting the argument first, allowing them to follow your logic and thought process and in doing so, share in coming to the conclusion before you even have to explain it to them? You wouldn’t put the ending of a book in the first paragraph, so why would you put the conclusion of a paper in it? 

     
     
  7. "You see, you are lost! Now, no one can get out of the barricade. It was I who led you here, by the way! You are going to die, I count upon that. And yet, when I saw them taking aim at you, I put my hand on the muzzle of the gun. How queer it is! But it was because I wanted to die before you. When I received that bullet, I dragged myself here, no one saw me, no one picked me up, I was waiting for you, I said: `So he is not coming!’ Oh, if you only knew. I bit my blouse, I suffered so! Now I am well. Do you remember the day I entered your chamber and when I looked at myself in your mirror, and the day when I came to you on the boulevard near the washerwomen? How the birds sang! That was a long time ago. You gave me a hundred sous, and I said to you: `I don’t want your money.’ I hope you picked up your coin? You are not rich. I did not think to tell you to pick it up. The sun was shining bright, and it was not cold. Do you remember, Monsieur Marius? Oh! How happy I am! Every one is going to die."
    — Eponine from Les Miserables; Volume IV, Book Fourteen, Chapter VI: The Agony of Death After the Agony of Life


     
     
  8. itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

I have Pope Pope in the attic.

    itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

    I have Pope Pope in the attic.

     
     
    1. capitalists: (create a system that fosters and rewards greed)
    2. capitalists: look! it's human nature to be greedy!
     
     
  9. "When we say Marxism is correct, it is certainly not because Marx was a ‘prophet’ but because his theory has been proved correct in our practice and in our struggle. We need Marxism in our struggle. In our acceptance of his theory no formalization of such mystical notions as ‘prophecy’ ever enters our minds. Many who have read Marxist books have become renegades from the revolution, whereas illiterate workers often grasp Marxism very well. Of course we should study Marxist books, but this study must be integrated with our country’s actual conditions. We need books, but we must overcome book worship, which is divorced from the actual situation."
    — Mao Tse-Tung - On Practice and Contradiction (via basedsushigoat)