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Rebecca Tuvel In What is It Like

Franciscus

16 day(s) ago

http://www.whatisitliketobeaphilosopher.com/#/rebecca-tuvel/ A thoughtful and gracious interview. I doubt I could maintain her composure had I been at the center of this pathetic affair. Quite a contrast to the vicious idiots who set this whole thing off. Also, an advance 'fuck off' to folks who want to chime in about her appearance.

Stephan

16 day(s) ago

Her appearance is surprisingly normal. Are we sure she's a real feminist?

Grace

16 day(s) ago

Rebekka "I brag about my sex life on Facebook/here's a pic of my biceps" Kookla is complaining that Tuvel still doesn't understand why people were angry with her article.

Frantisek

16 day(s) ago

One intellectual nobody complaining about another one. There's nothing to see here except politics.

Jakob

16 day(s) ago

That interview linked above is just excellent.

Wonhyo

16 day(s) ago

Rebekka "I brag about my sex life on Facebook/here's a pic of my biceps" Kookla is complaining that Tuvel still doesn't understand why people were angry with her article.

Grace

Where? Post quotations.

Yang

15 day(s) ago

Sorry, this is funny:

http://rightlyconsidered.org/2017/05/04/epidemic-of-strange-injuries-afflicting-professional-philosophers/

Yang

15 day(s) ago

Kukla commenting on Tuvel here:

https://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/symbolic-conscription/

So I’m deeply sympathetic to your core point about structures versus individuals, but this bothers me: in order to not have known already that ‘Becky’ is an insult, you have to have completely insulated yourself from even the very most mainstream products of Black culture. And you sound almost proud of that ignorance here.And that’s kind of the problem, right? This is why people of color (and trans folks) are suspicious. Because they are being judged by people who kind of willfully know nothing about them.

I don’t want this to come off as hostile. There is a lot that I like about this post, but there are also points here that need to be made about white ignorance and epistemic justice.

Vasubandhu

15 day(s) ago

Is Kukla for fucking real???? This is Tuval's comment about the "becky" insult thrown at her by numerous femphils.

The number of respected feminist colleagues who called me a “Becky” also disturbed me, since Becky is a highly gendered insult.

How is that an expression of willful ignorance of anything? It is expression of concern for the obvious fact that it is indeed a highly gendered insult. Is Kukla being "willfully ignorant" of this? Let's consult the Urban Dictionary, shall we?

Becky:

A basic bitch.

Becky:

according to plies, giving head,

Yo i want sum becky you leave

#neck#beck#head#suckin#chickenhead

Becky:

A stereotypical, basic white girl; obsessed with Starbucks, Ugg boots, and trying to have a bigger butt

You need to put emphasis on the B when you say it.

Beckysex:

Another name for getting head, getting a blowjob, the act of receiving oral sex.

I just got becky from Jessica. Shit was so cash!

#head#blowjob#oral sex#brain#sex

Becky:

According to Plies, "Becky" is referring to the act of fellatio. Plies terms the act "Becky" because of the widely held notion and/or stereotype that Caucasian women are somewhat more sexually liberal in terms of frequency of encounters, random partnering, and overall lasciviousness. With "Becky" being a popular name given to females at birth in the White society, one can assume that Plies simply chose this name because of its unique association to "Whiteness", particularly where the female is concerned.

Give me that becky!

#becky#dome#head#fellatio#brain

Minagawa

15 day(s) ago

Kukla can becky me any time she wants.

Javad

15 day(s) ago

I hear gettin' beckied by Kukla is cash money yo.

Guillaume

15 day(s) ago

When I read things like that urban dictionary entry, and things like Manjaw Kulka's favorable views of such "culture", all that research on IQ variability starts to look a lot more plausible.

Pieranna

15 day(s) ago

Vasubandhu: the linked Kukla comment at FP is directed at "Prof Manners", not at Tuvel.

Franciscus

15 day(s) ago

Remember everyone, according to Rebecca Queercockla, Sir-Mix-A-Lot is a "towering, maximally mainstream icon of black culture." Towering, I tell you, towering!

Fritz

15 day(s) ago

Sir-Mix-A-Lot is a hero, Franciscus, so STFU.

Aristotle

15 day(s) ago

I want to take Rebecca Tuvel to a good restaurant, drink wine with her, and discuss current issues in philosophy. I run my fingers through her hair...Rebecca...

Xenophon

15 day(s) ago

upvote for interesectional misgendering

Juliet

13 day(s) ago

Intriguing... a comment in defense of Tuvel was deleted at DailyNous. I wonder if JW was pressured to do this by Tuvel's critics.

Jon

13 day(s) ago

Intriguing... a comment in defense of Tuvel was deleted at DailyNous. I wonder if JW was pressured to do this by Tuvel's critics.

Juliet

What did it say? All of the comments curently on the DN post are favorable to Tuvel, so what was different about the one that was deleted?

Theodorus

13 day(s) ago

Whether Justin was pressured or not, he censored the comment. What an embarrassment to philosophy.

Norwood

13 day(s) ago

The comment said only that those who had been so vicious to Tuvel owed her an apology. What about that requires censoring?

Theodorus

13 day(s) ago

The comment said only that those who had been so vicious to Tuvel owed her an apology. What about that requires censoring?

Don't expect logic or reason from a censorious mind, Norwood.

Luciano

13 day(s) ago

Weird. It's back. The comment from Carnap was definitely gone, and now it's back.

Leonardo

12 day(s) ago

REVERSE CENSORSHIP THIS IS INTOLERABLE

Lisa

12 day(s) ago

Compare his tolerance for Kookla's obnoxious rambling versus how triggered got from Kaufmann mild pushback!

Callicles

12 day(s) ago

"The number of respected feminist colleagues who called me a “Becky” also disturbed me, since Becky is a highly gendered insult."

Kookla was defending the use of "Becky" to Prof Manners because many people were using it on social media to insult Tuvel (whose first name, obviously is "Rebecca"). Kookla may have also used it on social media but I am not sure - I seem to have a memory of seeing a comment by her on Hypatia's facebook post using it, but I might be mistaken. What's important is that Kookla ENDORSES the use of this insult. Weird how Kookla disapproves of what she thinks is feminism tainted with racism (ie, Tuvel's paper), but approves of anti-racism tainted with misogyny (ie, using "Becky" to insult Tuvel).

Ho

12 day(s) ago

"The number of respected feminist colleagues who called me a “Becky” also disturbed me, since Becky is a highly gendered insult."

Kookla was defending the use of "Becky" to Prof Manners because many people were using it on social media to insult Tuvel (whose first name, obviously is "Rebecca"). Kookla may have also used it on social media but I am not sure - I seem to have a memory of seeing a comment by her on Hypatia's facebook post using it, but I might be mistaken. What's important is that Kookla ENDORSES the use of this insult. Weird how Kookla disapproves of what she thinks is feminism tainted with racism (ie, Tuvel's paper), but approves of anti-racism tainted with misogyny (ie, using "Becky" to insult Tuvel).

Callicles

Nah, it's not weird. The key to understanding these people (academic political activists, Title IX coordinators, no- platformers, etc.) is that they are outside the space of reasons. The expectation that they will defer to basic epistemic norms (i.e., be consistent, suspend judgement in the face of inadequate evidence, don't assert falsehoods, check your sources) is grounded in a fundamental misunderstanding of what they are about. To paraphrase Foucault (or, perhaps, another European see-er) they obey only one norm: crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their fraternity brothers.

Peter

12 day(s) ago

Weird. It's back. The comment from Carnap was definitely gone, and now it's back.

Luciano

It was probably deleted at first because it was thought to have had an RM dog-whistle. Anytime anyone says "unhinged", an angel gets its wings and Rage Machine gets triggered.

Stanley

11 day(s) ago

"Unhinged" is ableist against people who are doors.


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