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Typical Gender Fallacy

The “typical mind fallacy” is when you incorrectly generalize from your own experience—it’s assuming people are more similar to you than they actually are. If I said, “I like the color green, therefore everyone likes the color green,” that would … Continue reading

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Moral Shoehorning

Unkind. Selfish. Wasteful. Inconsiderate. Negligent. Harmful. Ignorant. Untrue. If you need to frame all of your moral critiques in terms of -ism words, you have a stunted moral vocabulary. Pigeonholing all moral infractions into a handful of SJ jargon words … Continue reading

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Education

“It’s not my job to educate you” should be replaced with “it’s not always my job to educate you.” Sometimes it is your job to educate people. A reasonable claim that others do not have an infinite claim to your … Continue reading

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Privilege

I think people have issues with privilege-talk because it’s not comprehensive enough. If we had a total and complete account of the struggles people faced, I think people would be much more on board. But we would have to talk … Continue reading

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On Gift Horses

My criticisms of this essay: http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/11/09/looking-a-gift-horse-in-the-mouth I respect Scott Alexander as a writer and a thinker, and that essay is good. I have a lot I want to say about it. For example, “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Cultural Appropriation

Responses to criticisms of appropriation: 1. You are mocking my culture. Some critics argue that cultural appropriation is wrong because it mocks other cultures. However, this can’t be the whole story. A person wearing a sari or kimono because they … Continue reading

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Bitch Shaming

There is nothing morally bad about being a slut. There is something morally bad about being a creep. Hence, the analogy that some men make—creep shaming is like slut shaming—doesn’t work! Stop making it! The better analogy is that creep shaming is … Continue reading

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