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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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Rereading de Beauvoir 28: Liberation & Conclusion

  Volume II. Part Four. Towards Liberation. Chapter 14: The Independent Woman; Conclusion pp 737-82 [This is the final of a chapter by chapter re-reading of Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex”. You can find all the posts here.] This is … Continue reading

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Rereading de Beauvoir 27: Love & Mysticism

Volume II: Justifications. Part Three. Chapters 12-13. The Woman in Love; The Mystic. (698-737) [This is part of a chapter by chapter re-reading of Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex”. You can find all the posts here.] So, finally, this … Continue reading

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