greentea

greentea wrote

Cool, these look awesome. I think Jack Halberstam in the Queer Art of Failure wrote how a lot of Pixar children's films are essentially queer anarchist (I think they maybe used different words though). I think these included Fantastic Mr Fox, Chicken Run, Robots, and some others.

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greentea wrote

I hope it's ok if I butt in! I've spent the last five years in and out of China, so very interested in this topic!

One one: I agree with Deathdirge about Han chauvinism. I think there's also a bunch of other layers of racism. One source is seen in advertising and media (Wolf Warrior II, that ad where a black man becomes light skinned in the wash are some examples, almost every teen movie I've seen that has a muscle black man who chases the protagonist). I've encountered a lot of hate towards blackness from people on the streets outside big famous city centres. Most Africans I have met outside say Beijing have told me about experiences of verbal and physical harassment. On Chinese forums, I have also widely seen the sentiment that since China gives so much aid to Africa, it should at least benefit from being a colonial power. I think the politically correct narrative is against racism, but I think China is very anti-black. I have also seen an eviction notice targeted only at Africans and seen loads of job ads that specify they're for whites only (I think there are more examples but my mind is a little fuzzy now). On three: There's increasingly been a movement to make sure foreigners also will be affected by social credit. This is primarily being applied to foreign teachers. Also, when I was in China last year, I noticed I - not a teacher - had a Sesame credit score on my Alipay. I think even though its not state owned, it still counts as social credit, because it calculates the score based on criteria that include your online behaviour, social networks, etc.

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greentea wrote

An anecdote of possible relation: I seem to remember that a few years ago, if you ordered something on Taobao (Chinese amazon) to Taiwan, you had the option to choose "Taiwan" or "Chinese Taipei" as choice of delivery. If you chose the former it was drastically cheaper, as incentive to get Taiwanese people to identify with PRC.

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greentea wrote

I want to write/read about (have started but haven't had time to finish) about putting Mao and Fanon together in radical spaces without interrogating how they are saying things that are pretty difficult to reconcile. I want to write/read about colonial linguistics, standard languages, time, anarchist sci-fi

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greentea wrote

thank you very much! I don't remember offhand what it was called, but I remember there was a fairly recent attempt to arrange a meet-up, but I was a bit thrown off by the logistics of joining through an online platform. I guess I next time I should try ask for advice it when it happens

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greentea wrote

For me it was growing up in South Africa and witnessing the general messiness of state discourse trying to scoop up and hastily "correct" undesirable narratives, moving from apartheid, to "rainbow nation" non racialism, to trying to co-opt outside resistances around land, all the while doing everything possible to participate in global capitalism.

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greentea wrote

Actually, I take even more of an issue with Chomsky's linguistics than his politics. His whole thing with generative grammar is blatantly colonial and structured in such a way that renders linguists (university elites) authorities and gate-keepers over 'correct' language use, wrestling linguistic control from [so called 'native'] speakers

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greentea wrote

I like the part about work being done to portray sexwork better, but also I think the choice of the title as " “comfort consultant” is a bad decision, due to the euphemistic use of "comfort" in "comfort women" (makes it jarring to be placed before "consultant" which to me feels like a mostly late-capitalist type of profession)

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