I seem to have, for entirely unrelated reasons, two different obsessive stalkers on Twitter who follow me from (multiple?) alts so that’s neat

CSA, Sexual Assault, Suicide Mention 

@precatlady do not feel obligated to look at the possibly triggering notes above or answer this question but after months of researching and stepping on horrifying landmines in anthro works, I am beginning to wonder if there is any remotely responsible and sober anthropology of childhood, anywhere in existence?

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CSA, Sexual Assault, Suicide Mention 

Marginal notes on dangerously self-indulgent anthropological studies on childhood: going well

Who the fuck gave cats permission to do something as outrageously cute as rumbling gently when they are happy? Wtf is that?

Follow-up thought: it is perhaps also not a coincidence that such frameworks often position the “smothering maternal” as the source of the “forced” subordination to the “symbolic order of language”

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A thought: perhaps so many mostly white cis male European philosophers and writers are prone to imagining “language” as something imposed from outside that ultimately constrains and controls is because that view serves to disparage the role of language as an intersubjective, multivalent, cooperative social practice of of knowledge exchange & thus de-centers the authoritative “truth” of the unidirectional gaze to which they feel entitled?

Abuse apologia, CSA 

Apparently, Elon Musk is responsible for anarchists telling CSA apologists to fuck off?

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Abuse apologia, CSA 

Anarqxista openly endorses adults having sex with adolescents, and claims it is consensual.

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CW for abuse

It is important that you see this first part so I will add the sensitive content to replies.

Heads up to those who aren’t on Twitter: you may of Anarqxista, an abuse apologist “anarchist” writer: I’m hearing that Anarqxista is planning to shut down her Twitter account and move permanently to Mastodon after getting called out for endorsing abuse.

Foucault says “for the first time in history, no doubt” a lot

Or for that matter to be very interested in how power between three academic men of status and two women who are listed only as “assistant” and “collaborator” might impact a “debate” like this one

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(D.C. = David Cooper, founder of the British school of anti-psychiatry.

J.P.F. = editor of “Change,” the journal in which this conversation was published.

M.-O.F. = Marie-Odile Faye, editorial assistant

M.Z. = Marine Zecca, collaborator of David Cooper.)

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(discussion of sexual violence, CSA) 

Like I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that the “sex is an especially dense transfer point for relations of power” “between men and women, young people and old people” guy also says shit like “ it isn't true that one can get a child to do what it doesn' t really want to, simply by exercising authority” or “she seems to have been a consenting party.”

(This was AFTER the Polanski trial where Samantha Geimer testified to being afraid and saying no btw)

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(discussion of sexual violence) 

The thing about Foucault that always perplexes me is how he can stress the importance of an “ascending analysis of power” starting from “the level of the family” & have particular interest in sexuality as an “especially dense” locus of power relations, but also have apparently total disinterest in the subjugated knowledges of women and children within those families, or in sexual violence as it constitutes the most absolute expression of the sex/power nexus.

talking about (a)sexuality again 

Ace as in illegible as in queer as in fuck you (non-sexually)

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talking about (a)sexuality again 

Asexuals are a kind of subject whose existence is precluded by near-universal ideologies of sexual futurity, who interrupt assumptions about what it means to be an autonomous, full person with agency. Asexuals run across and athwart the whole world lol

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talking about (a)sexuality again 

The thing about being asexual is that it’s not “hetero-lite.” It’s not just “absence” of sexual attraction. It’s not like I would be attracted to cishet men “if I just had higher libido.” I don’t know how to explain what it feels like but it’s queer as hell. Sometimes I feel alien even to myself. I feel alien in social space. And it makes more and more sense to me as I realize that almost everyone conflates subjectivity with desire, & agency with sexual power.

There’s… certainly a lot to unpack here

(CW: sex, sexuality, coercive discourses, mention of pedophilia, non-graphic)

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