Vestibular syndrome :-(

My poor Basset Hound Daisy has been diagnosed with vestibular syndrome, otherwise known as “old dog syndrome.” She is walking around like a drunk sailor these days, and falls over when she tries to shake. Since she was a rescue hound, I’m not exactly sure how old she is, but we guess that she is at least 11, and so well within the range for this disease. It is certainly a design flaw that our canine companions have such a short life span compared to humans.

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Summer reading: Feminism for the 99%

“The division between profit-making and people-making points to a deep-seated tension at the heart of capitalist society. While capital strives systemically to increase profits, working-class people strive, conversely, to lead decent and meaningful lives as social beings.  These are fundamentally irreconcilable goals, for capital’s share of accumulation can only increase at the expense of our share in the life of society. Social practices that nourish our lives at home, and social services that nurture our lives outside of it, constantly threaten to cut into profits. Thus, a financial drive to reduce those costs and an ideological drive to undermine such labors are endemic to the system as a whole”

- Arruzza, Bhattacharya, and Fraser, Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, page 71

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Finished reading "Make Way for Winged Eros"

For those of you interested in the works of Alexandra Kollontai and her views on sexuality, I finally finished reading the final part of her 1923 essay, "Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth" for my A.K. 47 podcast. I’ll be discussing it in depth during my next episode, but make sure you listen to the whole essay before you listen to the discussion.