STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. … More STOP PLATFORMING FAR RIGHT SPEAKERS.
In Society Must be Defended, Foucault (2003) defines biopower as that which bounds life from death; a power which enforces itself on the level of population, fragmenting humans into a multiplicity of races that are classified, hierarchised … More Aotearoa’s Criminal (In)justice System: Imperialism, Ideology and Insurgency
Born into colonial Aotearoa, I had no right to my heritage. It had been defined three hundred years ago, by an expert panel of British imperialists, who’d divided the world by civility and barbarism. Socialised white, the mock of genetics wrote itself on my skin. At age six, the kids at school climbed the fence … More This lack is not my own.
Someone in my Critical Victimology class said we have to be careful not to victimise the police. They were speaking in regards to the social media outrage that erupted with Ferguson; a movement criticising the police and their long history of racist violence. This victimisation of the police really surprised me, as I had not known that the … More The Police, and why they Deserve to get Fucked
Colonialism never died. A strange claim, surely, for the bloody imperialism of Britain receded into the historical imaginary decades ago; but a crueller colonialism lives on in the gaze of its citizens; a colonial gaze that dominates and subjugates, through the perpetual orientalisation of the other. Edward Said most famously defined orientalism as the fictitious … More The Ethics of Ridicule
I’ve never understood the term human nature. It baffles me that the term is used to reinforce such things as gender roles or racial prejudice. The historical context of such oppressions seem ignored in the face of the scapegoat that is human nature. The two main arguments for its existence seem to stem from zoological … More The Fetters of Human Nature