Be young and shut up

A blog about student activism.

These groups have oppressed me directly and I’m not interested in hearing why you think they’re okay or good

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1. people who think the mentally ill need to pull themselves up by the bootstraps  or deny self-definition

2. people who write about their middle class problems like basically everyone in a broadsheet weekend magazine

3. misogynists.

4.  sexists.

5. rapists and sexually violent arseholes and their supporters

6. people who hate the unemployed

7. people who think the disabled are lazy

8. POWERFUL RELIGIOUS PEOPLE

9. the rich in general

10. rich baby boomers in particular

11. people who police gender

12. homophobes

13. people who think everyone should live in a cottage and have three children regardless of personal preference

14. people who think women who aren’t maternal have something wrong with them.

15. people who say ‘you’ll want children one day’

16. people who involve themselves in others’ sex lives

17. anti-sex people in general

18. body police and fat police

19. cops

 

People who haven’t oppressed me directly and therefore I have to read/listen more.

1. racists

2. imperialist pigdogs

3. xenophobes

4. powerful military people

5. transphobes and their supporters

6. genital police

7. people who hate the physically disabled

8. white supremacists

9. people who hate people with mental disabilities that I don’t have (ie not anxiety or depression)

probably many more.

 

The politics is personal. As much as theory is important and necessary it isn’t about sitting in a room having a circle jerk.

Social scientific evidence is generally large collections of anecdotal evidence. The personal is valuable.

 

So if you’re a liberal or liberal socialist obsessed with being ‘nice’ and ‘non-violent’ consider that people suffer these things daily and they’re both allowed to and should resist.

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Written by CakeCakeCakeCakeCake

September 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Thank you for acknowledging that the personal is valuable. I think often the ‘left’ rejects personal experience in favour of empirical-esque ‘evidence’, and I’d venture to suggest that attitude of rejection of the personal comes from the most privileged, often.

    Matt

    September 8, 2012 at 11:25 am


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