The coronavirus crisis shows it's time to abolish the family

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  1. Space_Time

    Space_Time Well-Known Member

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    She doesn't really tell us what the family will be replaced with. It's not surprising that troubled times like these can lead to potentially troubling solutions. Please read the whole thing at the link.

     
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    What a nitwit! She should be in an insane asylum.
     
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    Texas Republican Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Every time you think you’ve seen it all from the left, one of those nuts makes an even more idiotic statement.
     
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    could not read it, what is she saying, we should all live in apartments?

    seems living in a private house would be safer than all in one place
     
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    yep, and the white nationalists on the right talking about infecting other races and our police force

    see we can both attack the other part for the actions of the fringe or the parties - both parties have them

    how about both parties call denounce all the crazies of both parties
     
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    sorry, I thought this was a thread about the mafia. my bad.
     
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    Essentially yes. She harped on family, home ownership etc etc. Basically a socialists utopia.

    Idiocy.
     
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    not sure apartments are socialist, how many does Trump own... but I disagree that they would be safer in a pandemic
     
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    No, not apartments. Apparently moving into someone else's vacant property or taking over an entire empty hotel....and not having to pay....is the solution.

    Basically, she's a Communist.

    From the article:

    "Meanwhile, by taking vacant properties without permission, and living in them (“self-quarantine in progress,” reads one mom’s window-sign), Moms 4 Housing is leading the way in beating back gentrification in California and enacting an understanding of comfortable housing as a basic human birthright."

    "But a far more logical response might be: open all the hotels and private palaces on the basis of airy and light-filled, sanitary (uncommodified) housing for all. Free all prisoners and detainees now, remake the care facilities as spacious self-led villages, and dismiss all the workers with full pay so they can leave their bunks forever, move in with their friends, and pursue laziness for at least the next decade."
     
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    My city is using the crisis to go full-blown Socialist. During the "stay at home", construction companies which were building single-family homes and commercial buildings for private businesses are "non-essential" and cannot continue construction. "Essential" construction is allowed. That is city-approved residential builders of low-income multi-family units and construction on government owned homeless shelters. Commercial builders who are "essential" are those who are building social service facilities and government buildings.

    Can't have private property or private business. That wouldn't be fair.
     
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    Whoever wrote this is a mess of a person, projecting their disdain for tradition and inability to adapt to norms. So many progressive buzzwords you lose track, making mountains out of molehills, thrusting 'protected classes and victim groups' to the forefront as if it's the most pressing issue right now. Straight up neurotic propagation.
     
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    Hey, perhaps we should listen to her. She just earned her PhD 4 years ago in "Human Geography". o_O

    Sophie Lewis
    Dr. Sophie Lewis is an Anglo-German, Philadelphia-based scholar, writer, theorist, translator and the author of Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso, 2019). Her work focuses on eugenic, bioconservative and imperial feminism, queer and trans social reproduction, Black feminist family abolitionism, hydrofeminism, postgenomics, and Marxist-feminist accounts of care. A graduate of the University of Oxford (BA English Literature; MSc Nature, Society and Environmental Policy) and the New School for Social Research (MA Politics), she earned her PhD (2016) in human geography at the University of Manchester.

    https://thebrooklyninstitute.com/people/sophie-lewis/
     
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    What size straight jacket you think she wears?
     
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    Do they make something bigger than XXX-Large?
     
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    From the article (link in the OP):

    She ties home ownership to domestic violence. She rags on "capitalist homes" through out her article. Complaining how they're dangerous and that not everyone has a home. She obviously is against private home ownership. And if she is against that, and humans got to have a home, she obviously wants those apartments owned by the government...ahem..."The People"
    (though ran by the government as is always inevitable)
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    It's the "right to free housing" people. In other words, Communists.
     
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    To understand "human geography" wouldn't you also need a doctorate in "bobcat geography?":)
     
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    Nothing worth reading/discussing. Does she say anything about getting millennials out of the family basement?
     
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    I guess the Huffpo editors aren't aware of Sophie's article:
     
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    Yes, absolutely! They are to move into vacant homes, apartments, and hotels and refuse to pay rent or leave when asked. She didn't quite mention how they are supposed to get electricity or water...or food.
     
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    Alex Milan Tracy/SIPA USA/PA Images

    At the time of writing, humankind has well and truly entered the time of corona.

    In the hopes of ‘flattening the curve’ of the pandemic, vast swathes of society have adopted contagion-slowing practices (be they mandatory, voluntary or semi-voluntary, depending on the local legislature) known as ‘social distancing’ and ‘sheltering in place.’
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    Americans are horrible at trying to flatten curves.
     
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    Some of us prefer curves.
    ;)
     
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    This woman is a loon.
     
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