camille paglia and the state of nature fantasy

Camille Paglia is like the Andrea Dworkin where something went horribly wrong. Like Dworkin, she writes about gender issues in the Western canon. Her writing style is blunt, unapologetic, combative. She has conservative positions that are rejected by other feminists. She’s more worried about sex than gender. And yet “the prototypical libertarian bro” is a…

santa clarita diet is about disability

The YouTube video is an interpretation of Santa Clarita Diet in terms of disability. I binge-watched the show recently, and I have a few comments to add. Ramona is a great character: At one point, she’s being threatened, and she stops to ask for clarification, saying she’s bad at reading social cues, and is she…

rejecting truce in the autism wars

Spectrum News just published a call for truce in the “autism wars.” That means we’re making progress, and we should push on to victory. A truce would be like voting for neoliberal Democrats. What’s the point, and can’t we do better? The article starts by summarizing #puppetgate. Apparently we made them regret it. Great success!…

the term for creepy uncle joe is “slave owner mentality”, which is identical to rape culture

I appreciate when normal people honestly explain their thought processes, because it helps me understand the world. It’s just that they say the most infuriating things… I generally like Lili Loofbourow’s writing, for this reason. It’s heartening to see someone mid-radicalization. Her beat seems to be writing about the sexual harassment story of the week.…

ethics for behavior analysts, as they explain it

“Autistic adults vs. ABA people” is one of the most common neurodiversity themes. An introduction, if you’re unfamiliar: ABA defenders often respond to criticism with No true Scotsman arguments. The criticisms don’t apply to the modern, good ABA they’re doing or having done to their children. It’s true that I have no firsthand experience of…

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