petej + gender   378

America’s Original Identity Politics | by Sarah Churchwell | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
The logic of exceptionalism is embedded in the American imagination: one set of rules historically applied to white American men, another set to all other people in the country, who were not recognized as full citizens—which is to say, as fully American.

To this day, the American common man remains strongly coded in racial, classed, and religious terms. The common man is not, for example, commonly understood to be a Muslim. He is understood to be a coal miner from West Virginia, despite the fact that American Muslim men are much more common, statistically speaking, than West Virginian miners. These are the voters we’ve heard from endlessly over the last two years, the white working-class men of so-called “Trump country,” especially the white men without a college education who voted for Trump by a margin of 71 percent to 23 percent. The reasons for their choice have been hotly debated, including the erosion of perceived power, economic stagnation, cultural backlash, racial bigotry, gender bias, and evangelical social agendas. Yet Trump’s election was also widely perceived as an anti-elite insurrection, one that was treated as an anomaly, instead of as the latest in a series of populist surges in American history that have sought to “restore” a power to the common man that he perceived himself to be losing to other less-deserving groups.
USA  politics  identityPolitics  TrumpDonald  Breitbart  race  gender  BlackLivesMatter  transgender  LillaMark  FukuyamaFrancis  history  slavery  whiteSupremacism  women  exceptionalism  populism  resentment  JeffersonThomas  JacksonAndrew  nativism  nationalism  KuKluxKlan  citizenship  census  exclusion  authenticity  dctagged  dc:creator=ChurchwellSarah 
february 2019 by petej
Why is the far right dominated by men? | Cas Mudde | Opinion | The Guardian
But just like extreme right groups, many radical right parties espouse a strongly gendered discourse, in which they appeal to a frail masculinity, threatened by emasculating feminists, effeminate liberals, and overly virile “Others”. While women are mainly presented as victims, particularly of the latter – rape of white women by non-white men is an age-old favorite of the far right – men are called upon to protect their “nation” or “race”.

By defending their nation, and protecting their fragile women and children, men will not only regain their masculinity vis-a-vis “Other” men (eg black men, immigrants, Muslims) but also vis-a-vis their women. It restores the “natural” gender roles that decades of “cultural Marxism” threaten to destroy – which is, for example, why Viktor Orbán’s government is trying to shut down the gender studies departments in Hungary.
USA  politics  farRight  extremism  men  masculinity  victimhood  fear  nationalIdentity  gender  race  culture 
august 2018 by petej
Gamers and managers vs workers: the impossible (and gendered) standards imposed on game developers | Overland literary journal
There’s something here that often confuses outsiders. Why is it that fans, those most-passionate consumers of a product and who identify with the product on some deeply personal level, are often the ones who are most hateful and spiteful towards those individuals who create the thing they love? Often this gets explained away as an overly zealous and protective passion, but the answer is both more insidious and more straightforward: fans are not loyal to workers; fans are loyal to brands. This is especially true of gamers, that young and predominately male demographic explicitly and deliberately cultivated by videogame publishers throughout the 90s to identify strongly enough with a range of brands, to constantly invest money in new titles and hardware. The gamer’s allegiance is to ArenaNet, not the workers at ArenaNet who do the creative labour. Gamers are allies to corporations.

At the same time, the managerial class of the games industry has long seen the creative workers that actually produce games as disposable and easily replaceable. ‘A passion for games’ is held up as a primary requirement for working in the videogame industry, and those who have been brought up through the gamer identity are offered low wages and demanded to do unpaid overtime in return for so generously being given the opportunity to work in the industry.
work  labour  employment  developers  games  gaming  gamergate  misogyny  socialMedia  harassment  mansplaining  women  gender  gamers 
july 2018 by petej
Diary at the Centre of the Earth » Everybody Loves Raymond
The World Cup has begun, and it’s hard to find a single pub which isn’t commandeered by visible groups of Blokes suddenly appearing everywhere. Blokes with a capital ‘B’, with their endless reserved tables in front of TV screens. I spend my life going to classes on gender theory, queer theory, feminist issues and transgender issues, and somehow expect everyone else to be doing the same. So it’s a shock to me that there’s still men like this around today – it’s like finding out that Page 3 of the Sun is still going.

Or perhaps these men are really historians dressing up in tribute to the way men used to be, like the Sealed Knot Society (is there a society for reconstructing Civil War reconstructions? A Sealed Knot Society Society?)

I want to stand on a pub table and shout to these men, ‘But where do you stand on Judith Butler’s theory of gender as performativity?’ (Answer: ‘It’s a bit gassy’)
football  WorldCup  masculinity  gender  humour  dctagged  dc:creator=EdwardsDickon  diary 
june 2018 by petej
« earlier      
per page:    204080120160

related tags

3D  9/11  AbbottDiane  academia  academics  accountability  accuracy  acquisition  activism  advertising  affectiveLabour  age  aggression  ALA  algorithms  alt-right  Amazon  ambient  ambiguity  Amina  analysis  anarchism  androgyny  anger  animation  anonymity  anti-feminism  AppiahKwameAnthony  architecture  archivalDescription  archives  archivists  ArielPink  army  art  arts  Asda  AssangeJulian  atheism  attention  attribution  audio  audit  augmentedReality  austerity  authentication  authenticity  author  authority  authors  autism  automation  autonomism  avatars  backchannel  banks  BannonStephen  BarthesRoland  basicIncome  BBC  BEIS  bias  bigData  BinLadenOsama  biology  Bitcoin  BlackLivesMatter  blame  blog  blogging  boards  BoingBoing  book  books  BowieDavid  boycott  boyddanah  branding  BrandRussell  Breitbart  BreivikAnders  Brexit  BrinSergey  Bristol  Britpop  britruby  broadcasting  brogrammers  brostep  bullshit  bullying  BushGeorgeW  business  ButlerJudith  CabinetOffice  capitalism  cartoon  cartoons  cataloguing  CatholicChurch  celebration  celebrities  celebrity  censorship  census  centrism  change  Channel4  charity  CharlieHebdo  Charlottesville  chat  chemistry  children  ChomskyNoam  CIF  cis  citation  citations  cities  citizenship  CivilService  class  classification  ClintonHillary  clubs  CNN  codeOfConduct  coding  cognitiveCapitalism  colonialism  comics  commerce  communication  communicativeCapitalism  community  compassion  competition  compression  CompSci  computerScience  computing  ConchitaWurst  CondeNast  conditions  conference  conferences  confidence  consent  conservatism  conspiracyTheory  consumerism  control  controversy  cooption  CorbynJeremy  crime  crisis  criticalTheory  critique  crowdsourcing  cryptography  culture  currency  DailyMail  Damascus  DamoreJames  data  dc:contributor=BastaniAaron  dc:contributor=ButlerJames  dc:contributor=ButlerJudith  dc:contributor=FedericiSilvia  dc:contributor=SarkarAsh  dc:contributor=ThaemlitzTerre  dc:creator=AndreessenMarc  dc:creator=BastaniAaron  dc:creator=BeardMary  dc:creator=BelamMartin  dc:creator=BogostIan  dc:creator=BowlesKate  dc:creator=boyddanah  dc:creator=BrayTim  dc:creator=CampbellLorna  dc:creator=ChurchwellSarah  dc:creator=CoatesTom  dc:creator=CoyleKaren  dc:creator=CrawfordKate  dc:creator=DeanJodi  dc:creator=EdwardsDickon  dc:creator=FisherMark  dc:creator=FowlerMartin  dc:creator=FrasePeter  dc:creator=HallWendy  dc:creator=HardingKate  dc:creator=JacquesJuliet  dc:creator=JamesRobin  dc:creator=JonesOwen  dc:creator=LanchesterJohn  dc:creator=LeGuinUrsula  dc:creator=LosseKate  dc:creator=MasonPaul  dc:creator=MishraPankaj  dc:creator=MooreSuzanne  dc:creator=O'HaganEllieMae  dc:creator=PennyLaurie  dc:creator=PowerNina  dc:creator=SarkarAsh  dc:creator=SeymourRichard  dc:creator=ShirkyClay  dc:creator=SolnitRebecca  dc:creator=SweeneyMiriam  dc:creator=ThaemlitzTerre  dc:creator=VowlAnton  dc:creator=WilliamsZoe  dc:creator=YoungeGary  dc:creator=ZuckermanEthan  dctagged  DeanJodi  debate  deception  deindustrialisation  Deloitte  democracy  DemocraticParty  demographics  design  dev8d  developers  development  diary  Diaspora  digitalDualism  digitalHumanities  digitalIdentity  digitalLabour  digitalLiteracy  directors  discipline  disclosure  discrimination  discussion  dismissal  disruption  diversity  division  DJSprinkles  drugs  DrWho  dubstep  Durham  DuterteRodrigo  Easington  EC  economics  EDM  edtech  education  EdwardsHuw  election  electro  electronicMusic  elitism  emasculation  emotion  emotionalLabour  empire  employability  employers  employment  enforcement  engineering  entitlement  entrepreneurialism  entrepreneurs  equality  ErnstAndYoung  eroticCapital  Esquire  ethics  ethnicity  Etsy  EtVC  EU  Eurovision  event  events  exceptionalism  exclusion  experimental  extremism  Facebook  fairness  families  fantasy  FarageNigel  farRight  fascism  fashion  fear  feminism  FergusonNiall  FerranteElena  film  filmMaking  FisherMark  football  forecasting  forgetting  FowlerSusan  freedomOfSpeech  freelancing  FukuyamaFrancis  futurism  gamergate  gamers  games  gaming  gap  GarrickClub  GDS  geek  geeks  gender  genetics  gentrification  German  girls  globalisation  Goodfellas  Google  Google+  GoogleGlass  GooglePlus  GordonKim  governance  government  GQ  GRA  GracieCarrie  GrahamPaul  grammar  graphics  Gravity  Greece  GreerGermaine  grief  GS-week5  Guardian  guidelines  guilt  hackday  hackers  HakimCatherine  HaleBrenda  HallStuart  HallWendy  harassment  HarmanHarriet  HarryPotter  Harvard  hatred  health  healthcare  HegartyAntony  hierarchy  higherEducation  HinduNationalism  history  Hitler  hoax  house  housework  housing  humanities  humour  HumphrysJohn  HuntTim  hyperemployment  hypocrisy  identity  identityPolitics  ideology  IEA  illustration  images  immaterialLabour  immigration  incel  inclusion  India  indie  individualism  industry  inequality  influence  informationTechnology  infrastructure  innovation  insults  intellectuals  interfaces  internationalism  internships  intersectionality  interview  intimidation  intolerance  Iowa  IslamicState  IT  IWD  JacksonAndrew  JeffersonThomas  JISC  Jisc  jobs  JonesOwen  journal  journalism  Judaism  judiciary  KalanickTravis  Kenickie  Keynes  KPMG  KuKluxKlan  labour  LabourParty  language  lastfm  leadership  leaks  leanIn  learning  legal  LeGuinUrsula  Leninism  LGBT  libertarianism  librarians  libraries  lifelogging  LillaMark  literaryTheory  literature  LosAngeles  loudness  LRB  LWE  machismo  Madonna  magazine  maintenance  MaitlisEmily  makers  management  ManningBradley  ManningChelsea  mansplaining  marginalisation  marketing  Marxism  masculinity  MayTheresa  MBTI  McLuhanMarshall  media  medicine  meeting  memory  men  MenschLouise  mensRights  mentalHealth  meritocracy  messaging  metaphor  metrics  microaggressions  microblogging  middleClass  migration  military  miners  MinersStrike  minimumWage  mining  misogyny  misuse  MIT  modelling  moderation  moderators  MoffattSteven  MolyneuxStefan  Momentum  money  monitoring  monogamy  MOOCs  morality  MorganNicky  motivation  Movember  MRA  MurrayDouglas  music  musichackday  musicIndustry  Mussolini  Myers-Briggs  NAFTA  names  nation-state  nationalIdentity  nationalism  nativism  negativeLiberty  nerds  Nesta  networking  NewmanCathy  newspapers  NewYorkTimes  no-platform  nonviolence  nouns  Novara  NS-week4  NSA  NUM  ObamaBarack  OBR  OculusRift  ONS  openness  OpenSource  oppression  OSCON  overwork  panels  part-time  participation  Path  patriarchy  PawlikowskiPavel  pay  PeoplesAssembly  performance  persistence  personalData  personality  PetersonJordan  philosophy  photographs  Pitchfork  planning  platform  playful11  Poland  policing  policy  politicalCorrectness  politics  pop  populism  pornography  positiveThinking  post-scarcity  postFordism  poverty  power  predictions  predictivePolicing  prejudice  presentation  PresidentsClub  privacy  private  privilege  production  profiling  programmers  programming  propaganda  prostitution  protest  pseudonymity  psychology  public  publicSector  publicServices  publishing  punk  PussyRiot  PutinVladimir  PwC  PynchonThomas  quangos  quantifiedSelf  quotas  RaabDominic  race  racism  radio  Rails  rape  reading  recession  recruitment  Reddit  regulation  ReithLectures  relationships  religion  reporting  representation  RepublicanParty  research  resentment  resilience  review  rights  riotgrrrl  risk  robots  rock  RomneyMitt  RooneyWayne  RushdieSalman  SAA  safety  SaidEdward  salaries  SalingerJD  SandbergSheryl  SandersBernie  SanFrancisco  scandals  ScarryRichard  schools  science  scienceFiction  Scorcese  search  SecondLife  secrecy  self-employment  selfPromotion  semanticWeb  semiotics  services  sex  sexism  sexuality  shaming  SherlockHolmes  sight  silencing  SIliconValley  SiliconValley  sin  skills  skins  Skrillex  Slack  slavery  SlideShare  SmithAli  SnowCP  socialChange  socialDarwinism  socialFactory  socialMedia  socialMobility  socialNetworking  socialSoftware  software  Sokal  solidarity  SonicYouth  SopelJohn  sound  Stanford  StarTrek  startups  statistics  STEM  stereotypes  stereotyping  Stonewall  Storify  stress  students  subsumption  suicide  superheroes  supermarkets  support  surveillance  survey  sxsw  symbols  Syria  Syriza  tabloids  tagging  tax  teaching  techcrunch  technology  technoUtopianism  Teignmouth  Telegraph  television  terminology  Tesco  TGAN  TheKnife  TheLeft  theory  TheQuietus  TheRight  thesis  TheSun  threats  Tinder  Tiqqun  titles  toxicity  toys  TPP  tracking  trade  tradition  transgender  transparency  TravellersClub  trends  trolling  TrumpDonald  trust  TUC  Tumblr  Twitter  TwitterHearts  Uber  UK  UKIP  unemployment  universities  UniversityOfLeicester  unwagedLabour  USA  utopianism  value  ventureCapital  verification  victimhood  video  Vimeo  VineJeremy  violence  virtualReality  virtualWorlds  vision  visualisation  voice  VST  wages  war  WarrenElizabeth  Washington  wealth  wearables  Web  Web2.0  WeberMax  WEF  welfare  whistleblowing  whiteSupremacism  wikileaks  wikipedia  wikipediaPage  WItchsy  WolfeWhitney  women  work  workingClass  WorldCup  WorldEconomicForum  writers  writing  xenophobia  youth 

Copy this bookmark: