Lived Experience

One of the more toxic concepts of Critical Theory is the overriding importance of ‘lived experience’ and the disqualification of empirical data and statistical reasoning. The latter are seen as tools of the western white male patriarchy and not to be trusted. There are several problems with an approach that centres unverified ‘lived experience’ and… Continue reading Lived Experience

Toxic femininity?

Toxic femininity like toxic masculinity is a pretty daft idea. However, a recent essay in Areo posits the idea as a counterpoint to those pervasive ideas about toxic masculinity, to which all the evils of society are ascribed. Areo the online free thought journal, edited by Helen Pluckrose, is always worth a read and I… Continue reading Toxic femininity?