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    [–] Intersectionality 101 jimrosenz 2 points ago in TrueReddit

    the original idea of how to deal with combined sex and race discrimination was not unreasonable.

    [–] How Partisanship Killed the Anti-War Movement jimrosenz 1 points ago in Libertarian

    Heaney and Rojas cite research to the effect that the stateside Vietnam-era anti-war movement "had only an ambiguous effect on actual U.S. policy in Vietnam" and may even "have helped to prolong the war." Its major policy victory was ending the draft-an impressive achievement, but one that made future wars less politically costly.

    [–] Intersectionality 101 jimrosenz 5 points ago in TrueReddit


    difficult to imagine that the campaign for gay marriage would have gone as relatively smoothly as it did had intersectionality been as ubiquitous a decade ago as it is today. This was in some sense the last nonintersectional leftist cause: Activists who supported it were extremely disciplined and specifically avoided tying it to other, more fringe issues. Believers in same-sex marriage, in fact, worked tirelessly to bring people on the political right into the movement, stressing that gay couples only wanted legal equality and sought to form the same kinds of family arrangements that social conservatives believe are desirable for society. The marriage equality movement even turned to Ted Olson, a Republican and former solicitor general under President George W. Bush, to represent it in the lawsuit against California's Proposition 8, which had banned gay marriage in the state. One of the strongest voices on this issue was Andrew Sullivan, a gay right-of-center writer who made the case for same-sex marriage in a 1989 New Republic article: "

    [–] Pay Transparency: Will It Help or Hurt Workers? jimrosenz 60 points ago in TrueReddit


    Norway has long made tax records publicly available, but only on paper, in person, for a limited time each year. Then, for 12 years starting in 2001, the country’s newspapers put the tax database online, allowing anyone to search from anywhere, anonymously. During the busiest week of the year, Norwegians were likelier to search each other’s incomes than to search videos on YouTube. Apps popped up to let users browse maps that showed neighbors’ income, and to create leaderboards with the highest and lowest earners among Facebook friends.