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Reading Colonialism in "Parasite" – Tropics of Meta
As Korea’s present colonizer, the United States is implicated throughout Parasite. No single character exemplifies Americanness definitively. Rather, Americanness is an aspirational status. The United States’ presence is thereby marked by its absence, which paradoxically illustrates the totalizing nature of its hegemony. This is most immediately established through the use of English.
film  film:parasite  criticism  colonialism  unitedstates  korea  language  by:juhyunpark  via:rogre 
yesterday by dirtystylus
Dr. Steven W. Thrasher on Twitter: "I find it wildly confusing that 18-year-olds—who can vote, who can be sentenced to death if they commit certain crimes, who can be sent off to war to die—are legally tied to their parents in an infantilizing manner
I find it wildly confusing that 18-year-olds—who can vote, who can be sentenced to death if they commit certain crimes, who can be sent off to war to die—are legally tied to their parents in an infantilizing manner to get health insurance or qualify for student aid. It’s—weird.
The family functions in neoliberal society as a site for the state to offset economic liabilities onto. An 18 yr old who can be conscripted as a soldier deserves Medicare. What neoliberalism grants is private insurance from parents (IF they have parents (if THEY have insurance))

An unfortunate turn in Gay Inc politics was a move from desiring healthcare for all (to free all from hetero/sexism), which was replaced by the “targeted” (@pocojump) goal of expanded health insurance thru same sex marriage. David Eng calls this a kind of trickle down economics.
Adrianne Rich wrote of “compulsory heterosexuality.” When Mayor Pete calls for access to higher ed to be determined for *legal adults* by their parents, I think this is a kind of compulsory heterosexism as well, and a kind of compulsory infantilization.

By demanding LGBTQ young adults specifically (& young adults in general) be bound to their parents’ earnings WHICH THEY DON’T CONTROL to receive public education past age 18, Mayor Pete is using the family as a locus of social control in the most cynical, conservative way.

To say young legal adults must go through their parents to access healthcare or education allows their parents to hold biopower over the lives of adults. Medicare for all or free college for all would grant much more freedom to 18 year olds. But when they must go to their folks->
as legal adults who are basically hostages for the means of life itself, their parents can wield homophobia over them. Demand their trans “adult children” not get hormones or gender affirming surgery. Deny birth control. Wield stigma.

It’s not good, and it makes no legal sense.
No wonder old Dems like the youngest candidate (Pete) & young Dems like the oldest (Bernie):

Pete is trying to reinforce the existing, conservative social order.

Bernie is offering something akin to queer liberation by way of liberated access to learning & health.
politics  berniesanders  healthcare  children  neoliberalism  marriage  twitterthread  by:stevenwthrasher  via:rogre 
11 weeks ago by dirtystylus
The College Dropout Crisis
For too long, she added, university leaders have been distracted and have been chasing prestige and rankings, rather than getting better at helping students succeed.
via:rogre  education  highered  class  latecapitalism  college 
may 2019 by dirtystylus
robertogreco
“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”
quote  by:krishnamurti  via:rogre 
may 2019 by dirtystylus
Roberto Greco on Twitter: "“We should all remind ourselves that being kind is not helping people, but making them feel included in everything we do.” —fourth grader"
“We should all remind ourselves that being kind is not helping people, but making them feel included in everything we do.” —fourth grader
inclusion  education  kindness  via:rogre 
november 2016 by dirtystylus
Being Kind
❤️"Being kind is fundamentally about taking responsibility for your impact on the people around you" …Not "niceness" https://twitter.com/justindross/status/753311155850842112
kindness  via:rogre 
july 2016 by dirtystylus
The “parenting happiness gap” is real, new research confirms — Quartz
@dirtystylus @AMovingCastle L is *so* feeling this right now. / maybe you saw this related bit
parenting  kids  happinessgap  happiness  via:rogre 
june 2016 by dirtystylus
The Meming of Life » Santa Claus – The Ultimate Dry Run Parenting Beyond Belief on secular parenting and other natural wonders
By allowing our children to participate in the Santa myth and find their own way out of it through skeptical inquiry, we give them a priceless opportunity to see a mass cultural illusion first from the inside, then from the outside. A very casual line of post-Santa questioning can lead kids to recognize how completely we all can snow ourselves if the enticements are attractive enough. Such a lesson, viewed from the top of the hill after exiting a belief system under their own power, can gird kids against the best efforts of the evangelists – and far better than secondhand knowledge could ever hope to do.
children  parenting  belief  christianity  santaclaus  imagination  faith  via:rogre 
october 2015 by dirtystylus
e-flux journal 56th Venice Biennale – SUPERCOMMUNITY – The Great Silence
“They didn’t do it maliciously. They just weren’t paying attention.”
history  speaking  via:rogre  parrot  language 
may 2015 by dirtystylus

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