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John Stuart Mill
"However unwillingly a person who has a strong opinion
may admit the possibility that his opinion may be false, he
ought to be moved by the consideration that, however true it
may be, if it is not fully, frequently, and fearlessly discussed,
it will be held as a dead dogma, not a living truth."


If it means anything to you, I'm a hardcore post-structuralist liberal.
But of course, these labels hardly mean anything without context.

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CalibanR Report | 04/26/2012 8:11 pm
"cool avi"
Meroko_Love Report | 03/20/2012 11:09 am
Understandable. It was very difficult for me to grasp Butler's arguments as well. I guess because it's so difficult to look critically at things that have been so normalized and naturalized in our culture. But also because Butler uses academic jargon that reads almost like another language. xd

Yes, that helps very much in giving real-life examples of language in its performance. As well as how we claim to "feel" "masculine" or "feminine" and deconstructing this feeling as not something internal but rather external.

Yeah, I don't remember you arguing much on gender and feminist issues before. Ah, structuralism. I'm guessing you were a fan of Levi-Strauss and Lacan? biggrin I don't think structuralism is very relevant anymore, especially since anthropologists have found that there is no such thing as a universal human truth, as had been believed and argued by Levi-Strauss. Even 2nd wave feminists took a structuralist approach back in the 70's when arguing that there had to be some sort of authentic feminine that patriarchy corrupted/oppressed. These days the third-wave movement has taken a poststructuralist viewpoint thanks to Butler and Foucault.
Meroko_Love Report | 03/19/2012 6:08 am
How do you like feminist studies? You seem to have a strong grasp on the theories.

And yeah, post-structuralism is very interesting. I love Derrida and Foucault. What I like is that you can apply the post-structuralist theories to almost everything in society. And honestly, it makes sense to me. Institutions and current discourse and the ability to define and categorize IS power. It's an approach that challenges dominating notions of biological/genetic essentialism common in mainstream science fields.
Meroko_Love Report | 03/18/2012 12:30 pm
I just wanted to thank you for all your contributions to my thread. I think you were explaining my OP better than me sometimes. xd

Have you taken gender studies before? It seemed like you are pretty well-versed in the theories.
Hepzeba Report | 12/24/2011 4:36 pm
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Omorose Panya Report | 10/03/2011 3:35 pm
You have 24k something posts? >.> You've been here for a long time. blaugh

Anyway, I responded to Herald of Lies War Death in Riviera's thread and part of it involved clarifying what I thought was your point. Could you read over and it and tell me it I got it wrong so I can change it?

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/extended-discussion/uc-berkley-bake-sale-racist/t.75041415_91/

Fifth post from the bottom.

Thanks. heart
PersianTears Report | 09/26/2011 12:54 am
I've been in and out of the forums for the past hour and just reading your points and gotta say....Loving it! lol You seem pretty awsome
Pseudo-Onkelos Report | 09/21/2011 10:40 pm
Probably, but I am not one to entertain his motives.
Pseudo-Onkelos Report | 09/21/2011 10:35 pm
I think our friend is insecure about his own arguments. I honestly failed to see the purpose of what I believe in to have anything to do with the argument. It is as if he could make certain that if someone of Judaism or Christianity tried to defend his or her faith, that it could automatically be dismissed on grounds of this alone.
The Living Force Report | 07/17/2011 8:41 pm
Elwood is notorious for rage-booting opponents. neutral
 

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