[Marxism] Fwd: Laura Kipnis’s Battle Against Vulnerability - The New Yorker

Sheldon Ranz sranz18 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 14:44:11 MDT 2017


It's a dialectical combination.

We are all living on a continuum spanning from agency to susceptibility.
Each of us navigates the continuum in our own way.

--Sheldon

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 2:21 PM, William Quimby via Marxism <
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> Stepping into a dangerous area :)
>
> Kipnis suggests that a woman has "agency", implying the ability to
> determine her goals,
> morals, and ideals. Yet the testimonies of the women accusers suggest that
> they were
> susceptible to devices that undermine agency - "charm" and "desire",
> allowing an
> opening for manipulation.
>
> So someone please enlighten me... which is it? Is every individual built
> just a
> little bit differently? Or is it that we are ALL living on a pivot point
> between agency
> and susceptibility?
>
> - Bill
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