“Colonial rule projected western science as the ultimate source of knowledge and western values as supreme. Stereotypes of oppressed non-western women had their counterpart in the male, rational western culture, coming to their rescue, both metaphorically and literally. Unfortunately, these stereotypes became so entrenched in the psyche of post-colonial nation builders that they and even third-world feminist activists confuse development with “westernization.” The fallacy of such an assumption becomes clear when one takes a glance at the realities of everyday life where crimes against women and poverty and marginalization of the masses is exploding in the most urban metropolises with the highest exposure to modernization and globalization. Urban India is replete with rising incidences of crimes against women. Conservative supporters of westernization would attribute such malaise to “tradition.” But rational thought points to globalization, with its emphasis on material values, consumerism and “trashing” of traditional knowledge. Globalization has eroded the traditional resource base as well as the knowledge and power associated with it.”—Subhadra Mitra Channa, Globalization and Modernity in India: A Gendered Critique
Moyo has been on the NYT best-seller list, is the author of numerous books, has a PhD in Economics, an MBA and an MPA, but they still have to put Bono’s name in the headline? He’s not mentioned anywhere in the article either. She does not need this cheeesball to qualify her.
I’m going to riff off a friend’s joke and adopt NO BONO. I’ll drop it in any time that ol’ white privilege rears its head and starts to tell poor dumb brown people the errors of their ways.
“Church member Casey Kitchens said she and other members of the congregation are outraged by the church’s refusal to marry a black couple, a decision she says most of the congregation knew nothing about.
“This is a small, small group of people who made a terrible decision,” Kitchens told The Clarion-Ledger. “I’m just ashamed right now that my church would do that. I can’t fathom why. How unfair. How unjust. It’s just wrong.”
I’m not buying the outrage. You have less than 15,000 in your town and you don’t know how much pull these fucks have, much less that they slither in your town?
Not that the whole thing doesn’t speak for itself - because it does - but sometimes you look at a thing and think “Even if I didn’t know what the issue was, one look at its supporters on this side and I know I gotta be on the other side.”