Schlagwort-Archiv: Kampf

Pornology.

Porn should not be understood as an avant-garde “art form” allowing for the creativity and playfulness of independent directors, performers, and producers. It needs to be understood as a business whose product evolves with a specifically capitalist logic. Moreover, this is a business with considerable political clout, with the capacity to lobby politicians, engage in expensive legal battles, and use public relations to influence public debate. As with the tobacco industry, this is not a simple matter of consumer choice; rather, the business is increasingly able to deploy a sophisticated and well-resourced marketing machine.

Gail Dines: Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

Afterǝɹoɟǝq.

After the war,
Who will you be fighting for?

Gary Moore: After The War

About time to try this?

Why We Oppose Votes for Men

1. Because man’s place is the army.

2. Because no really manly man wants to settle any question otherwise than by fighting about it.

3. Because if men should adopt peaceable methods women will no longer look up to them.

4. Because men will lose their charm if they step out of their natural sphere and interest themselves in other matters than feats of arms, uniforms and drums.

5. Because men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this, while their innate tendency to appeal to force renders them peculiarly unfit for the task of government.

Alice Duer Miller, National American Woman Suffrage Association (1915)

Educantiterrorism.

To comprehensively defeat terrorists, we will have to neutralize the appeal of their extremist ideology and combat the ignorance and hopelessness on which they thrive. This is not just a military battle, it is an intellectual one.

King Abdullah II of Jordan: Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril

Language Worrier.

Note to self: Look up "to feel defiant", not just "defiant".