One of the things we get accused of a lot – we feminists, we “social justice warriors,” we “#FTBullies” – is puritanism.
A new puritanism is on the march, and just as in the case of the old puritanism, its leaders are unconscionable bullies.
That’s a tweet from one of the regulars. It’s typical of the genre in its scare-mongering – note the sinister overtones of “on the march” coupled with puritanism, which is made explicit at the conclusion.
Does the accusation have much merit? Let’s try to figure it out.
What kind of purity is at issue? Political purity, or doctrinal purity, I take it. Feminism as opposed to anti-feminism, and so on for other identities. We’re accused of … Read the rest
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