This is a site about inequality, privilege, politics and the media, and about the consequences that considering the 1% of the population who are white academically-educated heterosexual adult currently non-disabled wealthy Christian moderate-weight cis male citizens as the default person.
In no particular order, a few posts that are probably representative of my general views:
- The "best" "person" for the job: the case for quotas
- Mathematical morality: a problem, especially in politics
- The (non-)paradox of agency and oppression: on choice and constraints
- Principles and power, with diagrams.: why sacrificing principles for apparent power doesn't lead to real power
- You wouldn't discriminate against someone else like that: a really bad anti-oppression argument
And some issues which I've spent several posts talking about collected into one place:
- The Equality Act 2010
- Alternative Vote (mostly in the context of the UK's referendum)
- Defendant anonymity in rape cases
The various intersections of privilege and lack of privilege have very different effects on different people, and while I try to consider these, I'm not that far from that default template myself, so there are several posts on this site - especially the older ones - that I wouldn't word that way, or perhaps wouldn't make at all. If you think I've missed something or made a mistake, I will welcome corrections.
Unfortunately Blogger's country-specific domains interact very badly with the commenting system I've been using. Going to http://refusingthedefault.blogspot.com/ncr will force the use of the .com domain, which will make comments work. The "fix comments" link in the sidebar will take you there. There is nothing more I can do about this at this stage.