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I heard a story recently about a woman who claimed online somewhere that “all men are trash.” Shocking, huh? On the internet of all places. Who would have thought? What happened next is that some people responded with “not all men.” That apparently led to a cascade of arguments about how dominant oppressors don’t get to complain about judgements from the oppressed. And then there was a long discussion about how non-adaptive it is to call “all men trash” in the first place. Etc, etc, etc. I read through this long thread on Facebook, and I found it fascinating. It amazes me how much complexity we can manufacture out of what is essentially nothing.

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