the positive aspects of sex negativity

I thought this passage of Theo Hobson’s was awesome. What’s wrong with celebrating the pleasure of sex, the excitement of it? Such celebration shares in the dishonesty of pornography. It lacks proper context. It forgets to say that this activity is as serious as life itself. By isolating it from the rest of life, it…

empathy and willful liberal blindness to racism

Liberals, progressives, the readers of Mother Jones, are often useless to me as “allies” because they can’t identify racism when it’s screaming “Nigger!” in their face. See a true comrade for contrast. In Mother Jones, Rick Perlstein just published an article called Peter’s Choice. That article itself is a commentary on a college student’s history…

narcissistic parenting, the holocaust, and creating white fragility in future generations

Nowadays, we explain transgenerational trauma with epigenetics. I like the fanciful, unscientific explanation from psychoanalysis: the parents’ unresolved trauma is passed on from their unconscious to the unconscious of their children. This blog has been a lot about my Holocaust issues. I really didn’t like how Rachel Marie Stone was dealing with hers in the…

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