Author Archives: pōhutu

Transwomen are transwomen

  Intro/Background Transwomen are transwomen. This should be a non-controversial identity statement. Red is red. Cats are cats. A = A. Women are women. Transwomen are transwomen. Yet in the world I am rapidly leaving behind (liberal feminism, liberalism), this … Continue reading

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Quitting the Media: Part IV (Facebook)

Quitting the Media, Part IV, Making Use of Facebook’s Delete Delay (Click here for the ‘Quitting the Media’ series so far, with some ‘Confessions of a Former Liberal’ episodes included) Dealing with “the media” (or maybe the media industrial complex) … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Former Liberal: Part 2

Confessions of a Former Liberal: Part 2. (They’re Boring) The second in an occasional series about Pohutu’s confusing journey into the political wilderness. But of course it’s much worse than just being boring. Excuse the wait for Part 2 of The Confessions … Continue reading

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The Shock of the Old

The Shock of the Old: Simone de Beauvoir on Aging and Freedom So this is something I wrote that I turned into a paper for a conference. Only this is an early draft … the conference thing was shorter, but … Continue reading

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What I Want for My Child – uh, Cat

Because I don’t have a child, I don’t care what happens to the country, the planet, race relations, the housing crisis or child poverty. Because I don’t have a child, I never do anything “good” because, you know, we do … Continue reading

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Men at Meetings

In my last post (Confessions of a Former Liberal: Part I) I wrote that I’d been going to a few political meetings. So it turns out, I’m not going to be doing that any more. Why not? Read on… Last … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Former Liberal: Part 1

The first in an occasional series about Pohutu’s confusing journey into the political wilderness. I don’t live in the United States, but last year’s election campaign was a shocker for me. I was always (mostly) on board with my fellow … Continue reading

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