At the risk of demonstrating clearly that feminist philosophers have no sense of humor at all:
The 86th Philosophers Carnival is up. The first cited entry is on strong friendships in contrast with romantic relationships. The first are intrinsically valuable, according to Aaron Weingott, while the second are only instrumentally valuable. The carnival is on a cartoon site and accompanying the reference is the following cartoon (not by AW):
Words really do fail me, though about 20 minutes after having first seen it, I’m struck by the fact that the race and gender of the cartoonist seem pretty obvious, and the age of the author, Aaron Weingott, also fairly clear. At least, I hope men tend to grow out of this sort of view of human life, though when I think of it …
Earlier (in comments) we explored the idea of just querying a comment when supposedly jokey remarks employing discriminatory discourse are used in public spaces. I’m thinking that just saying, “Could we just clarify the point of the brothers-and-whores analogy?” might be better than nothing.
The following thought does also occur to me: “They really think they own the world and provide the model for it.” But, jj, where is your sense of humor?!?
What do you think?