Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Yarovaya’s words on her attitude towards gender equality are absolutely adorable in their naivety and immediate, childish egoism.

If — as her premise goes (no matter how erroneously) — women in Russia have certain privileges (i.e. are in a privileged position), then it makes no sense whatsoever to champion gender equality and thus risk losing these privileges.

This makes total sense in the practical, down-to-earth, instinctive sort of way (and I would have reasoned similarly regarding anything I would consider as my privilege), but of course it sounds laughably primitive when compared to the liberal Western discourse which tends to obsess over the immorality of privileges.

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    This is bullshit, right? Immediately after the 1917 revolution education was in shambles. And there were still several years of the civil war to…

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    I was stumped by the asterisks in the second bleeped word. Could only think of hand, but that's not what it was. In any case, it's a perfectly…

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    Which/whose corporate interests is he talking about? Which corporations are interested in what? I am so confused.

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