Analysis

The End of Roe: The Birth of Post-Liberalism

The end of the protections enshrined by Roe v. Wade appears imminent. After 49 years of precedent, the Supreme Court is poised to roll back the constitutional right to abortion. In the coming weeks, the ruling will be officially issued by the highest court in America, leading to a spate of drastic abortion bans across…

Alternate Worlds: Against Capitalist Realism

Many words walk in the world. … There are words and worlds which are lies and injustices. There are words and worlds which are truths and truthful. … In the world of the powerful there is no space for anyone but themselves and their servants. In the world we want everyone fits. In the world…

Problematic Artists, Important Art: The Case of Ciro Guerra

There is a longstanding and possibly unresolvable debate in art criticism over the importance of distinguishing between art and artist. The school of New Criticism, developed in the mid-twentieth century, sought to isolate works of art as self-contained objects. In 1967 the postmodernist Roland Barthes declared that “the author is dead,” signaling a view of…

We Need to Think Deeper About Who Will Be Affected If Roe v Wade Is Overturned

The draft opinion threatening to overturn Roe vs Wade is not simply an attack on women…It is a chilling display of the United States’ descent into theocratic fascism.

The UO “Demonstration Team”

Surveillance of Students Integrated Across Dozens of Administration Offices and UOPD

Lesbian Languor: Queerness, Vampirism, & the Erotic

“I felt rather unaccountably towards the beautiful stranger. I did feel, as she said ‘drawn towards her’ but there was also something of repulsion. In this ambiguous feeling, however, the sense of attraction immensely prevailed. She interested and won me; she was so beautiful and so indescribably engaging.” Twenty-six years before Dracula was published, there…

Scratching the Surface of Medical Racism

As discussed in my previous installment of this series on medical inequalities, white men have been the predominant practitioners of allopathic medicine since its foundation. During the rise of modern medicine in the United States, the only people with the power and privilege to enter the medical field were white men. BIPOC were not only…

Keeping Things White: The Problem with Theory

If you want to keep an organization white, do these things: Demand a production level that doesn’t take into account the individual circumstance and stressors a person might be facing Prioritize the outcome over the process Assume you have shared beliefs and experiences Value reason over emotion, masculine over feminine Establish the Truth From Hegel…

“Aquí no hay negros”: Black Historical Erasure in Argentina

Argentina has a problem with racism. As one of the whitest countries in Latin America, Argentina has done a poor job of accounting for the histories and contributions of its non-white populations, both historically and at present. This is especially true for Argentina’s Black population, so much that many white Argentines will tell you that…

Anti-work, The Great Resignation, & YOU

Resignation rates in the so-called United States have been increasing far above the usual upper limit of 2.4% from the last 20 years. They have gone up to 3% as of November 2021 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The pandemic has made work even more miserable than it already was before, and people…