A personal account on coming back to politics. Because things have got worse. And because I can’t afford to fall asleep.
So. I was at the pub last night… Wait. I have never started anything with that line. I have to make the most of it. I was at the pub last night, not drinking, and getting frustrated because the kitchen had closed and mama wanted curly fries. And by “mama” I mean ME, of course.Read more
The Personal side of “intersectionality & privilege”: The “stuff” aspect We all have “stuff” with regards to intersectionality and privilege. Because we are all… trying to “get somewhere” in life and seeing how difficult and near impossible it is. The people who know about intersectionality and privilege, and who go on about them, are theRead more
Purely Political Theory I don’t like to talk about “privilege”. For many reasons. But one of them is that it is tied too close to the sense of “meritocracy”. Saying that someone is “privileged” means more or less “you are further along this race than me, and that’s unfair”. Not only are we then caughtRead more
Purely Political Theory I don’t like “intersectionality” as a political concept. Wait. Let me start by saying I’m a political theory junkie. Yes, I am… I admit it. “My name is Mary Tracy and I’m Political Theory Addict”. (Actually, I’m addicted to learning, and politics is particularly fun, but I’m digressing) And political theory junkieRead more