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Power is being able to say complete and utter nonsense and have it be believed, powerlessness is where no matter how much cogent evidence and proof one has, to not be believed.
Postmodernism is an academic theory, originating in academia with an academic elite, not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.
Feminism, Socialism, and Communism are one in the same, and Socialist/Communist government is the goal of feminism.
Feminism is built on believing women's accounts of sexual use and abuse by men.
It's mainly a few elite women who benefit greatly from standing with the forces that keep women down.
Sexuality is to feminism what work is to Marxism.
Men, permitted to put words (and other things) in women's mouths, create scenes in which women desperately want to be bound, battered, tortured, humiliated, and killed.
You grow up with your father holding you down and covering your mouth so another man can make a horrible searing pain between your legs.
So the idea that there is nothing essential, in the sense that there are no human universals, is dogma. Ask most anyone who is going to be shot at dawn.
The arena of logic was made by men for men; it was expressly founded on the exclusion of what is not male, as well as what is not Greek, not Christian, nor Western, not Aryan.
What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural defense for male violence - a defense for it wherever it is, which in effect is a pretty universal defense.
Can postmodernism hold the perpetrators of genocide accountable?
In not having an appointment at Harvard, I'm in the company of a great many people whose work I admire tremendously, in particular women of color.
Instead of being lionized and admired for her genius, instead of being able to earn a decent living as a writer, Andrea Dworkin was misrepresented and demonized.
It's particularly hard to take being stabbed in the back close to home. There's always a feeling of betrayal when people of your own group oppose you.
People can find eroticism in relations with people whom they respect and whom they see as equals.
An individual's treatment and alternatives in life may depend as much on the reputation of the group to which that person belongs as on their own merit.
Law in the United States is at once a powerful medium and a medium for power.
To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.
In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables.
In my opinion, no feminism worthy of the name is not methodologically post-marxist.