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Patriarchy: Origins, how to Think It, and Implications

Patriarchy means, in short, “men rule”; on this one thing, at least, any of the dictionaries or feminist sites you’ll find on a quick search can agree. Feminists can further agree that men have some sort of systemic advantage that grants them economic and political – social – dominance. There …

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Looking for new writers!

Hey everyone! Queereka is looking for new writers. The gig requires with some commitment and provides zero monetary pay, but what it lacks in generating coin is made up for with friendship and love! And glitter! So what are we looking for? At a minimum, applicants should self-identify as queer (by …

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Skepticism Against Cynicism

‘Skepticism’ is a loaded term these days, associated as it is with the typical Dawkins-type “skeptical atheist”. We all know the type: the cynic who hides behind authoritative-sounding terms like “science” and “skepticism” to justify bigotry. The conflation of skepticism with cynicism has always bothered me; the two are in …

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  • User AvatarRen {   It assumes everywhere in all societies people conceive of this thing called “natural resources” in such a manner.   Not true. It only means... } – Jun 21, 1:15 AM
  • User AvatarWill { She in no way claims that patriarchy has always been basically the same, only that its underlying logical function has remained constant: the reduction of... } – Jun 20, 4:02 PM
  • User AvatarLeonhard { Thanks for adding the references, also thanks for explaining what you meant by 'smiling' being an example of patriarchy. I had a feeling it was... } – Jun 20, 2:02 AM
  • User AvatarRen { When I posted the article, I thought I'd lump all the references together to make the text look cleaner. Instead, as you say, it ended... } – Jun 19, 5:40 AM
  • User AvatarLeonhard { The quality of these recent queereka articles seem to have dipped. There's a lot of places in this article begging for references and evidence. There's... } – Jun 18, 12:40 PM
  • User AvatarRen { I'm axiomatically against the Foucauldian approach, but since that's basically a philosophical debate I won't go into it here. I can see how my summary... } – Jun 17, 8:41 PM

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I’m Not Dead! Real Life Just Caught Up with Me

Apart from Jac’s Monday Quickies, things have been pretty quiet here at Queereka for the past few weeks. Apparently there’s this thing called “real life” that sneaks up on you sometimes. At least it has for me. For starters, I’m currently unemployed. I don’t want to get into the details, …

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AmeriCorps: Social Justice through Economic Injustice

It’s been almost 11 months since I wrote an article about struggling with housing in San Jose. It’s been almost a year in California, a year since I drove three thousand miles in an effort to escape my memories of abuse, to escape familiar sights, to do something meaningful while …

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Skepticism

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Skepticism Against Cynicism

‘Skepticism’ is a loaded term these days, associated as it is with the typical Dawkins-type “skeptical atheist”. We all know the type: the cynic who hides behind authoritative-sounding terms like “science” and “skepticism” to justify bigotry. The conflation of skepticism with cynicism has always bothered me; the two are in …

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PhilosophyPseudoscienceScienceSkepticism

Skepticism Against Cynicism

‘Skepticism’ is a loaded term these days, associated as it is with the typical Dawkins-type “skeptical atheist”. We all know the type: the cynic who hides behind authoritative-sounding terms like “science” and “skepticism” to justify bigotry. The conflation of skepticism with cynicism has always bothered me; the two are in …

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