ERIC LONDON—The judge refused to unseat a female juror when information surfaced that the individual had lied to the court during jury selection about the content of a book she had authored. The juror said the book was merely about the relationship between parents and young adult characters. In fact, it depicts three girls who are victims of predatory older men. Burke allowed the prosecution to show photographs of Weinstein’s naked body to humiliate the defendant and reinforce the notion that no Hollywood starlet could possibly consent to have sex with a physically unattractive man.
AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN STUDIESAMERICAN WAY OF LIFEGENDERSEXUAL POLITICSSICK SOCIETY
AMERICAN STUDIESAMERICAN WAY OF LIFEGENDERLIBERAL BETRAYALSLIBERAL IDIOCY
For-show female empowerment & gender fluidity are simply the latest instruments of corporate capitalism
SLAVOJ ZIZEK—In the developed West, the ruling ideology is no longer a patriarchy. It is a kind of false openness which also functions as a way to avoid radical mobilization and radical solutions. When we are focused on whether a woman can wear a beard or a man can put on lipstick, no one wants to talk about the continuing terrifying oppression of women, of the exploding rape culture in Mexico and South Africa. Let’s focus on the struggles in which the real freedom of people will be decided.
ABOMINATIONSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACITIZENS' MEDIACLASS ANALYSISCORPORATE MENTALITYCORPORATE TELEVISIONFALSE LEFTFRAUDS & NON-LEFT LEFTGENDERHOLLYWOOD & MEDIALIBERAL BETRAYALSLIBERAL IDIOCYMEDIA FRONT
CARLOS DELGADO—The creatively bankrupt Hollywood studio machinery, which seems increasingly incapable of doing anything but churning out sequels, remakes, “reboots,” and “reimaginings” of commercially successful franchises, has of late made appeals to identity politics by creating “gender-swapped” versions of popular films, where women inhabit roles that had previously been played by men. Far from being an attempt to showcase the talents of the performers involved, much less appeal to the broad mass of women whose experiences are excluded from the cultural landscape, such efforts are cynical and nakedly mercenary attempts to squeeze blood from the stones of once-lucrative franchises.
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DIANE GEE—In addressing Patriarchy, it is imperative to realize that it is merely a tool of Capitalism. Capitalism needs layers of a “keeper” class in order to keep a lower layer of cheap labor. Women overall make 80 cents to the dollar of men, but Black Women only make 63 cents to the dollar of men. Racism is another Capitalist tool.
AMERICAN STUDIESFALSE LEFTFEMINISMGENDERIDENTITY POLITICS
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