Julie Burchill talks about the politics of diversity.

Julie Burchill looks at intentionality and its unfortunate intentional consequences.

Though it reminds us ceaselessly to ‘check our privilege’, intersectionality is the silliest privilege of them all, a gang of tools and twats tiptoeing around others’ finer feelings rather than getting stuck in, mucking in, like proper mates — the ultimate privilege, which is to serve each other with collective love and action. The most recently inter-species ruckus happened when the Deirdre Spart impersonator Laurie Penny wrote a passionate defence of the pixie cut in the New Statesman, only to get it in the sleekly shaved neck from women who accused her of not taking the different behaviour of African hair into consideration. When I asked a supporter of this lunacy whether she thought that every subject of interest to women should have every type of woman weighing in with her written opinion, she answered that yes, she did. Seriously?

One thought on “Julie Burchill talks about the politics of diversity.

  1. sloebote September 19, 2014 at 09:13 Reply

    LoLz.

    Good post. Kinda romantic tho.

    Diversity is not a choice, it’s not a character failing, not virtue, nor vice, neither good nor bad. It’s an inescapable *result* of energy available. It’s physics. The term *first world problem* sorta catches it. If you are absorbed in the quest for minimum calories for survival, there is no time to ponder such arcane concepts as cis, trans, terf, or even privilege. What’s a spartacist?

    But if you’ve been well fed for a lifetime, even if your parents were not so privileged, you turn your life into a soap opera, just because you can. You and your groups display the Anabaptist disease, because physics decrees that there is no alternative, no matter how much you pant after the one, holy, and revolutionary Church of Napoleon, Vladimir, or Mao.

    On the other hand, scarcity breeds unity. That’s just physics again. Why it worked for the trinity above. Burn the books, kill the farmers, salt the fields. Why empires do this even tho it’s slow suicide.

    There is a third way. Burchill gets to the path of love. Step out of the billiard game of cause and effect physics, into the freedom of free love.

    On Sep 17, 2014 11:50 PM, “The Prime Directive” wrote: > > Francois Tremblay posted: “Julie Burchill looks at intentionality and its unfortunate intentional consequences. Though it reminds us ceaselessly to ‘check our privilege’, intersectionality is the silliest privilege of them all, a gang of tools and twats tiptoeing around others’” >

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