I was hoping somebody could tell me which one to pick lol. I started the Raymond one but the Bindel one is way more recent....
Bindel's alright but she's a journalist and shares in the vices of journalists like wading into every twitter controversy and firing off pieces like this one https://unherd.com/2018/10/why-the-transbullies-are-a-threat-to-us-all/. Doesn't mean the book's no good but for that reason alone I'd go with raymond first. They're both on libgen so I might check them out.
lol TERF journos all have the exact same pompous stilted writing style, kissing cousins with the canadian microsect maoist blogger black hole
the propertyless proletariat had no material interest in the production of children, as children were no insurance in old age, unlike the sons of the bourgeoisie
Isnt the reverse of this true? The embourgeoisment of society seems to lessen the incentive to produce children at a first glance. Seems counterintuitive, considering the correlation between emergence of a middle class in a devoloping society and the fall in fertility. Or does this only apply to early modern capitalism?
Bindel's alright but she's a journalist and shares in the vices of journalists like wading into every twitter controversy and firing off pieces like this one https://unherd.com/2018/10/why-the-transbullies-are-a-threat-to-us-all/
emergence of a middle class in a devoloping society and the fall in fertility
i think what you're talking about in terms of class is a combination of peasants being proletarianized and the development of a labor aristocracy (which again, depending on who it happens to, is a form of proletarianization). "development" in poor semifeudal economies means the expanding commodification of labor on a money-basis. "the embourgeoisement of society" doesn't equal "the embourgeoisement of the majority of people living in a society". though maybe you've seen examples up close that don't fit this mold.
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though maybe you've seen examples up close that don't fit this mold.
i was thinking of gulf oil states which are probably outliers when it comes to capitalist development.
no other fucking country has even fucking made any gains comparable to that
Poverty is not wicked or cruel when it is the poverty of dispossessed women who have only themselves to sell; violence by the powerful against the powerless is not wicked or cruel when it is called sex; slavery is not wicked or cruel when it is sexual slavery; torture is not wicked or cruel when the tormented are women, whores, cunts. The new pornography is left-wing; and the new pornography is a vast graveyard where the Left has gone to die. The Left cannot have its whores and its politics too.
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It's the distillation of aspects of porn culture already constitutive of it at the broadest level, and a direct product of the culmination of all hitherto existing patriarchal ideas beliefs practices and institutions. For a good while now its tropes have diffused and permeated the broader cultural sphere and by now reached a sort of saturation where it's treated like a force of nature we can't do anything about. Those youngest victims, experiencing crucially formative psychological and neurological development and an associated vulnerability, have been fully immersed in a society not only complicit in but openly condoning even celebrating what amounts to violent misogynist hate propaganda of which the infantalizing and paedophiliac aspects have only played an increasingly large role. Probably the most effective although incredibly damaging psychic defenses against oppression and victimization is identification with the oppressing and victimizing party and internalization of the kind of perspective entailed by justification or rationalization of their own treatment and the generalized form of thhe same practices.
"there is a little girl inside of me who likes being choked and crying out daddy. I may not like her, but she's there and I can't do anything about it" was muttered by someone I knew and the worst part has got to be the naturalization at the end there
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