Monday, January 01, 2018

The Volunteer Auxiliary Thought Police

Ok, things have gotten so ridiculous that I actually read a post on PowerLine... When you're nuttier than PowerLine, you really have to stop and reassess.
   These are people who apparently want to be "sensitivity readers" for shitty novels:
LGBTQ+ — especially non-binary genders, grey-/demi-/pan-/asexuality and grey-/demi-/pan-/aromanticism. Mental Health — personality disorders (especially, but not limited to, cluster B); being a queer person with a diagnosis; depression; self harm; anxiety (including panic attacks); suicidal thoughts; dissociation and depersonalisation; living on mood stabilisers. Other — unhealthy and abusive relationships (esp. non-romantic/non-sexual ones), with focus on either the abused or the abused; disordered eating (without an ED diagnosis); womb twin survivor (being an only child; knowing/feeling a twin should’ve existed); migraines, sunlight sensitivity, insomnia; polyamory; working in the Arts as a queer person with a MH diagnosis; other correlations of the aforementioned things.
 Sailer comments:
 So being a twin is not an identity politics category. But not being a twin can make you a “womb twin survivor.”
Here is another “sensitivity reader”:
I am Black (with Irish and Cherokee thrown in), autistic, aromantic, noetisexual, demisexual/asexual, Integrated Radical Non-Monogamist, Relationship Anarchist, autodidact, relationship fluid, disabled, single parent, in poverty, kinky switch/Dom/me, assigned female at birth, synesthetic, intersex, genderqueer, Army brat, survivor of several forms of abuse, left-handed, singleish, and pansexual. My disabilities and health conditions consist of endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, fibromyalgia, eczema, secondary anxiety and depression. I’ve had several major surgeries, survived more rapes than I can count, and narrowly escaped stalkers, domestic violence, and murderers. I’ve been writing cuil fiction, my invented intersectional queer and polya genre, for nearly 20 years. I am also a not-quite widow.
What is a “not-quite widow”? I have no idea.


Blogger djf said...

Just out of curiosity, can you give an example of something "nutty" you read on Powerline?

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Critical Spirits said...

So in other words, the second sensitivity reader doesn't have a personality.

10:48 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

Dude! I never knew exactly how it would look, but I knew I’d know it when I saw it. This...this is the rational end of identity politics.

They’ve actually, finally, made explicit the implicit. No longer is it the role of the critic to point out the absurd competition taking place (what with “virtue signaling” and all that); now, the competition is made explicit; it has been commodotized!

They have finally done it. They are now able to compete and survive based off of identity alone.

It’s like witnessing the birth of a new species.

6:54 AM  

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