maybe circumcision explains a lot

This is an excellent explanation of why Foucault said gender and mental health labels are exercises of power: Marginalized people notice these dynamics, because they come into conflict with them, but the rules seem like natural parts of the universe for people whose identities are well-accounted for by standard categories. The most stable power relations…

adolf eichmann’s son: A few weeks ago, I got a call from Australia, from a man who said, ‘Eichmann was OK.’ I said he most certainly was not.

It definitely sucks knowing that I’m descended from a slave owning rapist, and also that my grandfather was a Nazi POW who’d been working in a munitions factory. When your direct ancestors were atrocious people, you have to get your sense of identity from somewhere besides family tradition. Well, unless you want moral failure to…

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