Slavery is a very ancient institution and nearly universal feature of human civilization. When we talk about slavery in the context of modern race relations we’re talking about a very specific institutional manifestation of slavery, the Atlantic slave trade and the practice of slavery in the Southern United States that ended with the Civil War.
I believe that there are biological differences between men and women that are in fact inescapable, but I don’t believe they are what actually determines our ideas. Feminists are “social constructionists”, or to categorize them even more generally, idealists. They’ll tell you again and again what our ideas about gender are, where those ideas come
/r/Mensrights is home to two distinct “movements” “Men’s Rights”, and “men’s Rights”. Men’s Rights is anti-Feminist, men’s rights isn’t, that is, capital-M “Men’s Rights” vs. lower-case-m “men’s Rights”. This is the fundamental distinction that needs to be drawn, the two-fold nature or tension present at the heart of the entire thing, it’s the cause of
Respected Sir: The accompanying paper contains the wish of a circle whose regard for you is unbounded, to honor the periodical work to which it relates with contributions from your hand. On the rank and value of what you may contribute, there can be among us but one voice. Your determination to give your support
(Part 2 of 3) Strasbourg, 1770; “I was ever of opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population,” read the pastor to the assembled students. The book? Oliver Goldsmith’s “Vicar of Wakefield”, the pastor? Johann Gottfried Herder.
(Part 1 of 3) Something happened to the world in the 1780s and 90s, and it happened in Germany. And this thing that happened, whatever it was, is actually one of the most important developments in human consciousness and thought, well, ever. But, I’m anticipating our story, let’s first go back a ways, to 1758,
Objectification is the essence of all thought. Every thought we have is Nature rendered to ourselves as object. I will honestly never understand this contempt for “objectification” that constantly appears in Feminist and Social Justice discourse. In the passage below you see Nature referred to using Female pronouns. The mind, transcendentally, is composed of two
Would magic survive Social Justice? There is currently an obsession on Tumblr with Social Justice ideology being promoted and forced into popular works of speculative fiction. More than once I’ve seen posters on tumblr talk about “Social Justify-ing” Harry Potter, but isn’t the premise of Harry Potter that you go to school to learn to
Thinking about learning as a collecting is a really striking way to consider it I think, it’s a metaphor Goethe frequently used: “The whole universe lies before us, like a great quarry before the master builder, who only deserves this name if he can put together with the greatest economy, purposiveness and firmness these chance