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December 1, 2013

Submitted by alycia on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 19:41
  • Finished Two Cheers for Anarchism,
  • This weekend I also read this article in the New Yorker, which for me was a real head-scratcher. Really, I am totally puzzled by it and would love to have a discussion with anyone who read it. What the fuck was it about, really? So much there and yet so little explicitly articulated. Why was it so hot and cold and going somewhere and then not? Guess that's life, or maybe what the story really was. But it left me with a creepy aftertaste, like when you somehow end up watching one of those horrible real life mystery tv shows.
  • Also saw The Punk Singer which is highly recommended. There's a part at the end where Hanna talks about not being heard/or she describes feeling like when you do actually speak out and the worry that (often, or if you aren't a guy) what you say is so often misinterpreted or made to seem irrelevant or exaggerated, etc. (what she says there is better than how I am describing it here). That part was really powerful for me and articulated a thing that I didn't know needed articulating right now.

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