What does white lady liberal feminism and classic economics have in common? Answer: racism, both explicit and casual.
Clarissa is an academic who writes about feminism and everything else, cuz academics know all of it. This week, she wrote about closure – an “American” phenomenon.
“English-speakers try to obviate the difficulties they experience in interpersonal communication by creating a series of rules that are supposed to regulate any human contact. The concept of closure is one of those rules. I can see how it might be useful in a culture that views any form of human communication as inherently dangerous. For me, however, it has no use. When I left my ex-husband, for instance, I just packed and moved out. Then I sent him the divorce papers.”
So, closure is American and refers to all English speakers. Please refer, first, to diagram 1.
Not to mention that English is spoken in many different places – India, Gibraltar, Falklands, Britain, Australia, Mt. Fiji, Disney World.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
Cue CharlesRowley, Englishman and professor of Economics at the Locke Institute.
Yes Charles, how about we have a dash of reductio ad hitlerum to go with our tea, crumpets, and ridiculous argument that it is only the civilized Aryan tribes that have closure?
Are you ready for some serious misandry? A feminist backlash? Nope.
When asked about her racist friend…
Explicit racism, meet casual racism. The problem, you see, is not that Rowley called all the world that wasn’t the capitalist US or Great Britain trash – it was that he brought politics into it on a feminist blog. Srsly, who does that? Oh yeah, and Albanians will be happy to know that they are really Nazi kin.
***** No direct advice this time, so try not to be a douche bag – that advice will serve you many years.