Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Weaponizing Suffering: Clinging To "Jackie"

New (to me) blog Jacobinism, back in December, when all we had was the WaPo and Washington Times reporting:
Herein lies the value of 'Jackie' as a pawn of gender warfare, and the reason why Marcotte, Valenti, and like-minded allies steeped in their reactionary cynicism were not prepared to give her up without a fight, no matter how ridiculous it made them look in the short-term. Contrary to their own pious and self-serving claims, the interest of these activists lies not in alleviating the suffering of women, but in manufacturing and instrumentalising it.
 Or, for that matter, weaponizing it. The rest of the post is just as well written; I just wish I could do as well.

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