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Wokal Distance
I won't shut up because silence is complicity.
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Wokal Distance Nov 29
Replying to @bethanyshondark
I deal with that exact problem here:
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
And I think I answered you Entirely is exageration and "defund" is snark. Seems coherent to me. Now excuse me, Im going to close read some facebook post and apply new criticism to viral Tik Toks
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
You did a close reading of a tweet so I think I win
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
5/ In the way you interpret things to mean what you want as it suits you. Besides....James says "defund x" in various ways all the time. Clearly this isn't a call to censorship
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
4/ He uses a combination of snark and hyperbole of call for that. Partially to make a splash, but also because having people say "he wants entire departments fired" while they argue defund the police doesn't really mean firing all the police shows an inconsistency...
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
3/ James has argued that the fields he labels "grevience studies" have been corrupted my politics and now have deep and pervasive problems. They need to be rebuilt. I agree with this....
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
2/ We thought "defund the police" meant abolitionism full stop, and the "actually it can encompass a wide variety of positions" was just a way of hiding that. So taking that particular bit of verbiage and throwing it back at you is a sort of snark
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
1/ The ENTIRELY is part of the exaggeration. And the use of "defund" is because when "defund the police" started many of us thought those who said "defund encompasses a many positions, and doesn't necessarily mean police abition" were playing hide the ball with the actual goal...
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
I misread irony in your second tweet. So I missed that. And I admit it. Leaving tweets up cause I don't move the target after the arrow has been fired. But my thread I think still stands
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
8/ And I am also guessing you don't think that is violates academic freedom to do so. So I think I am being totally coherent here.
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
7/ What if you found out thag yhe biology department at Yale hade been taken over by creationists teaching that evolution was a lie? My guess is you would want the department to be overhauled and have its curriculum and research fixed.
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
6/ The point here is, as I said, I take James to mean 2. Which is coherent with exactly what I said to Jason. We can support free speech and still think fields need to be totally overhauled. You might disagree and think they don't need overhauling. That's fine
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
5/ If you take "defund cultural anthropology" literally you just get rid of it which support evidence for (1) above. If you take "defund cultural anthropology" to mean complete discipline and departmental restructuring you get (2) above.
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
4/ Clearly, there is a HUGE difference between 1. Advocating that people be fired for espousing views you don't like And 2. Acknowledging a field has deep problems and needs to be rebuilt.
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
3/ I followed that up with getting even more explicit with what I took james to mean..
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
2/ As I pointed out to Jason, he RT'd abd endorsed a gentleman saying thay "defund" can incorporate a wide variety of positions. To which he said there can be nuance....
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
What part of "statements not to be taken literally" do you not get. Now excuse me, I'll finish my thread
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @gnrosenberg
1/ First off, you got hyperbole wrong because it includes statements not to be taken literally. Second people claim "defund the police" doesn't mean police abolition but claim when James says "defund that department" it means abolition. You can't have it both ways.
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Wokal Distance Nov 28
Replying to @chadfelixg
Hey , here is a study linking Gender dysphoria with Autism
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James Lindsay, just an idea Nov 28
Eh, and , here's your postmodern art done right. Awwight.
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