"Gaybashing (going out to kick the shit out of gays just for the fun of it) was so common in the 80s and 90s that comedians used to joke about it on TV.Well that's pretty vague and doesn't include any measurable way of verifying just how…"
""And even in the most liberal city in Sweden, the residents of a poor impoverished ghetto are still going to beat up gays just because they can, regardless of whether some "pride hashtag" is trending on Twitter or not."
"I voted for Trump, and while I don't exactly worship the ground he walks on, I don't regret my vote one bit. I love how he takes the media to task, has rolled back a lot of regulations,, and got a conservative guy on the supreme…"
"Identity politics can be deconstructive / Balkanistic or they can be increasingly inclusive. They work in both directions:I suppose it would depend on how widely the group is defined, but from the definition you posted identity politics is based…"
""There haven't been any real, measurable social changes beyond the legal victories such as the legalization of same-sex marriage - beyond that nothing has really changed in any measurable way beyond the "bandwagon" that people…"
""And regardless, most "right-wingers" aren't keen on the state meddling in the business of what people do in their own bedroom, and this isn't something that's really changed. While openly identifying as "gay and…"
"find East Indian/Hindu culture absolutely repugnant. Polytheism. Sacred animals. Child prostitutes. WORLD POWER BY 2020. It's all either against my core beliefs or annoying.
That's a very inaccurate descriptor of "Hinduism" - the…"
""I fail to see how identification based on shared values or universal qualities such as human identity would qualify as identity politics; identity politics by definition I believe refers to tribalistic or segregationist political identities…"