surveillance and privacy under patriarchy or why (some) feminists are right

when Twitter became more abuzz with concerns of the “surveillance state” a few years ago, i noticed how concentrated this was among males of a left-ish variety, including libertarian, anarchist, and progressive types. as i like to do, i made some snide remarks toward this trend. first of all i find “surveillance state” to be […]

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class consciousness

the other day i got into a conversation (debate, whatever) with @Damn_Jehu (therealmovement on wordpress) which actually started out as an objection to what he had to say about Marx and Engel’s views on the supposed interests that the ruling class and working class(es) share. some further thought on this reveal a synthesis of two of […]

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commodified-porn-everything in militarized society

also posted on my tumblr blog in case you ever venture toward that part of the internet… i really do hate the attachment of the word “-porn” to describe everything from scandalously photographed food to filtered images of galaxies and photos of cute animals, etc. i do have exceptions to my rule here — if we think of […]

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ideological non-belief

here is an argument, dutifully employed by those whom, i think, have good intentions in their actions in working toward an equality or equity for all: “if god is [omniscient, all-powerful, loving, not psychotic, not a sociopath, and so on], then why doesn’t [usually he] do anything about the state of the world?” and then, […]

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brand x: same as it ever was

when we say americans do this or believe that, who do we actually mean? well typically, i think it’s the “target demographic” whether consciously alluded to or not, ie, white men of varying classes, really, whatever ages — 18-34 they say, but how can we pinpoint this when hollywood yearns to keep bringing back old […]

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what is change? part three

wow, i can’t believe it’s been since the end of june that i wrote part two. i’m pretty extensive in what i research, and i have been doing just that, researching, writing notes, always being aware of things even while working on my physical art pieces. what i’ve been trying to pin down for this […]

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what is change? part two

at the end of my first entry, i summed up a bulky thesis for the second part: in the second part of this series, i will post more excerpts that refer to the ideological divide that is viewed as a chasm by those on the forefront of student protests during the 60s, and commentary on […]

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