My new piece in about the dangerous nonsense that is cultural appropriation
"The notion that a person can be held as responsible for actions that he or she did not commit strikes at the very heart of our conception of human rights and justice."—
How victimhood became a moral currency dependent on defining and policing the boundaries of human identity.
"While being an effective social-media activist, Abdel-Magied is not a particularly good writer, which means identity-as-victim is therefore valuable currency at a writers festival."
Cultural Appropriation: “How victimhood became a moral currency dependent on defining and policing the boundaries of human identity.” A great essay by ⁦⁩.
"Almost every cultural practice we engage in is the byproduct of centuries of cross-cultural pollination." Excellent piece from .
Interesting thoughts from Lehman on identity as currency and Shriver's speech at Brisbane. The Evils of Cultural Appropriation via