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Old 02-02-2022, 05:16 AM   #23411 (permalink)
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I know right?

Only reason people from my generation even know who Kevin Sorbo is is because we had to sit through Hercules as we waited for Xena to come on.

Lucy Lawless has proven herself to be a vastly superior human being as well, not that being a better person than Sorbo is a high bar to clear but seriously look up her activism work she's pretty badass.
Sadly every time I think of Sorbo I think of Andromeda. Oh, and sorbet.
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Xena is an icon for pretty much every trans lesbian who grew up in the 90s, for obvious reasons.
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Ahh I see: I meant “essentialist” as a property of discourse, as opposed to “historicist”. A discourse that's by definition ahistorical and deals in essences and reifications as opposed to a discourse that in some sense refers to or allows for historical contingency and specificity. I was not implying WG was guilty of stereotyping the Jews somehow or that the US race discourse tends towards that. That, indeed, would’ve been very strange and anti-historicist.

Another way of saying it is that it's a metahistorical or metadiscursive comment, not one against racial stereotyping.
Can you please explain the bolded word? None of my dictionaries have it.
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Old 02-02-2022, 05:38 AM   #23412 (permalink)
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The general idea is "endowing abstract entities with material concreteness, in a way that's misleading or misguided" (res, rei means "a thing", "making them into a thing" as it were). It can have different emphases in different discourses, for my purposes it means taking the social categories of a certain culture and applying them elsewhere as though they could have concrete application outside their social context. That's more or less how it's used after the Frankfurt School guys.
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Old 02-02-2022, 04:16 PM   #23413 (permalink)
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tests positive for Covid-19


Wow I can't believe Trudeau would fake covid to hide away from the heat. Neither of his two alleged fathers would do something as cowardly!
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Old 02-02-2022, 06:06 PM   #23414 (permalink)
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Wow I can't believe anyone cares about that news story
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Old 02-02-2022, 06:12 PM   #23415 (permalink)
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how did they clear the Us/canada trucker blockade ..???? did all the truckers just get fired ..???
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Wow I can't believe anyone cares about that news story
Nazis blocking traffic and terrorizing the locals is kind of a big deal yeah.
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Good thing the article focused on Trudeau's optics.
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Old 02-02-2022, 07:32 PM   #23418 (permalink)
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Anyway...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tests positive for Covid-19


Wow I can't believe Trudeau would fake covid to hide away from the heat. Neither of his two alleged fathers would do something as cowardly!
Why on Earth would you make that remark? I doubt anyone would "fake" Covid; I doubt they'd be able to. Are you just being your usual facetious annoying self? I'm betting you're just being your usual facetious annoying self.
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Old 02-03-2022, 05:05 AM   #23419 (permalink)
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Why are the deaths of women and children treated as an afterthought here? And why, with those deaths, is the word "successful" used to describe this?
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News Alert: Civilians reported dead after US conducts counterterrorism raid in Syria


US Special Forces conducted a "successful" counterterrorism mission in northwest Syria Wednesday evening, the Pentagon said, but offered few other details.

Sources on the ground reported multiple fatalities. At least 13 people were killed in clashes that took place during and after the raid -- including six children and four women -- according to the Syrian civil defense group, the White Helmets. There were no US casualties, according to the Pentagon.
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Why are the deaths of women and children treated as an afterthought here? And why, with those deaths, is the word "successful" used to describe this?
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News Alert: Civilians reported dead after US conducts counterterrorism raid in Syria


US Special Forces conducted a "successful" counterterrorism mission in northwest Syria Wednesday evening, the Pentagon said, but offered few other details.

Sources on the ground reported multiple fatalities. At least 13 people were killed in clashes that took place during and after the raid -- including six children and four women -- according to the Syrian civil defense group, the White Helmets. There were no US casualties, according to the Pentagon.
'We've taken ISIS boss off the battlefield': Biden confirms al-Baghdadi's successor al-Qurayshi is dead after blowing himself up during commandos raid on Syrian house.
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