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Joined May 2008
An amazing gift on the US publication day of my book to be reviewed with such generosity and smarts by @jenszalai for @nytimes.
It was such a pleasure to read and to think about THE RIGHT TO SEX — a brilliant and compassionate book. nytimes.com/2021/09/21/books…
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Once, on an episode of The Dig, Wendy Brown said that @DanielDenvir is a wonderful reader, in both senses of the word. It's true, and a big part of why @thedigradio is my favourite podcast – and entirely why this was such a joy to record.
The new Dig is up: @amiasrinivasan on The Right to Sex and the politics of sex work, porn, Me Too, carceral feminism, campus sex, incels, and what a reexamination of the feminist sex wars means for understanding the sex politics of today. thedigradio.com/podcast/the-…
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"Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney are backing business groups that are fighting landmark climate legislation, despite their own promises to combat the climate crisis" @olliemilman theguardian.com/us-news/2021…
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From yesterday - @amiasrinivasan on her new book, The Right to Sex. We talked about whether it's legitimate to interrogate our sexual desires and how to respond to the ways that desire is shaped by patriarchy, racism, capitalism, and heteronormativity: soundcloud.com/poltheoryothe…
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New essay by Adom Getachew: "The Movement for Black Lives has developed an incipient internationalist language and vision, with the potential to remap America’s place in the world": dissentmagazine.org/article/…
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To mark the US publication, I'll be in (online) conversation this evening at 6pm ET with @sarahrlnrd at @booksaremagicbk. Register here to see what I'm like at 11pm UK time, approximately two hours after I'm usually asleep: booksaremagic.net/events/118…
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A couple of years ago I had occasion to write a letter about Charles Mills. Impossible brief. Rest in power, Charles.
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As well as brilliance, insight, breadth and imagination -- excellent humour and even better jean jackets -- Charles Mills stood for a quiet, relentless kindness that was at once rare and impossible to forget. May his memory be a model and a blessing.
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Charles Mills, my mentor, my dear friend, just passed away a few minutes ago. I would not be who I am without his generous, nurturing presence. RIP Charles. You are dearly loved. I will carry and communicate your insights in my writings, to my students for as long as I'm here
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An overture from Ronald Dworkin and a sharp rebuff from the ANC: "His proposals strike me as being so far removed from the reality of the racist regime’s oppressive policy as to give the appearance of a search for an ideal system of law and justice".
when Ronald Dworkin wanted the ANC to hold a conference to discuss his proposals for “the idea of legality in S-Africa” (1987) - with the ANC rejecting them outright, calling his ideas “esoteric” and too far removed from the racist reality they lived in.
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I’m reluctant to conclude this. I think there’s feminist value in showing that parts of a worldview can be prised apart, some kept and others discarded; and feminist value in a certain fearless reckoning with the rich, contradictory history of feminist thought and practice.
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But I might well be wrong. Looking forward to speaking to the brilliant @reproutopia about all this and more sometime soon, though probably off twitter.
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