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Sleeping Beauty’s Counter Part.
I get that this is supposed to be fat-shaming but I see it as a criticism of society.
It just underscores how much we value beauty over personality. We also believe a great personality is worthless without beauty.
Just my two cents.
Let me bring you a thing back
- blond= male
- brunet=male or female
I did not know this.
things that should be taught in english lessons but aren’t.
I thought those rules only applied in French.
"…here and now as in the darkness-before-dawn prior to the Age of Reason, the son of a sufficiently powerful noble would simply take for granted that he was above he law. At least when it came to a little rape here and there.There were places in Muggle-land where it was still the same way, countries where that sort of nobility still existed and still thought like that, or even grimmer lands where it wasn’t just the nobility. It was like that in every place and time that didn’t descend directly from the Enlightenment. [emphasis mine]”
- Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality p. 103
Generally, I love Methods of Rationality and there are some moving and insightful parts in it. However, this little part really bothers me because it reeks of racism and isn’t even factually correct.
I’m assuming the author meant post-Enlightenment Europe when he referred to times and places descended directly from the Enlightenment. Post-Enlightened Europe has not fully realized that ideal nor any other society. Some societies have been more successful than others in upholding this ideal but the world can’t be separated into egalitarian societies and non-egalitarian societies.
The ideal of equal treatment under the law is a worldwide trend, not an ideal only finding headway in Europe. That ideal gaining traction anywhere other than Europe is not because of Europe and imperialism.
It was not born only in Europe during the Enlightenment. It can be found in the Qur’an which predates The Enlightenment and Muhammad actually made attempts to create an egalitarian society not in Europe. Native Americans also tried to uphold that ideal when Europeans first landed on America and massacred the Native Americans.
I think the author is better versed in science than history. I know more science than history and really appreciate some of Harry’s insights about science but he, and the author who speaks through Harry, but I do not appreciate the author’s ignorance of history.
"The religious impulse… began to equate government and political power with vice and as infested with corruption as the religious impulse of the pious was virtuous. This attitude originated sometimes around the end of the first century (c. 700-715 AD) and was reflected in the multitude of accounts and biographical details speaking of appointments to the office of judgeship… Jurists are reported to have wept— sometimes together with family members — upon hearing the news of their appointment; others went into hiding, or preferred to be whipped or tortured rather than accept office… On the Day of Judgement, one tradition pronounces typically, the judges will be lumped together with sultans in Hellfire, while the pious jurists will join the prophets in Paradise. Yet this profound suspicion of association with the political did not mean that the legists predominantly refused judgeships, nor even that they did not desire them."
- Wael B. Hallaq Sharia: Theory, Practice, Transformations p. 219
"And yet, if you’re interested in understanding post-colonial sexual politics and possibly redressing soe of its injustices for a left-of-center politics, then my experience suggests that you might also, at some point or another, start reading in Orientalism a subordination theory of sexuality with a post-colonial kick, might start worrying that its prescriptive deployment on your poco-scholarship displays strikingly homologous dynamics to subordination feminism deployed elsewhere in domestic U.S. debates, and perhaps even sometimes, when you least expect it, you might develop a queer sense of discomfort with Orientalism as a strapping theoretical presence in your work— defining your descriptive engagements, guiding your normative assessments, and above all setting clear bars for the emancipatory aspirations of your discipline, your politics, and certainly the next article you’re about to write.
Yes, that is one sentence. It was written by my professor. I don’t know what it means.