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Reflections on Illich 14: The ritual of schooling: more an act of devotion than a way of learning

Illich, I. (1970). Deschooling Society. Cuernavaca, Mexico: CIDOC.  Downloadable from: http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/Deschooling/intro.html

p. 39  “We cannot begin a reform of education unless we first understand that neither individual learning nor social equality can be enhanced by the ritual of schooling.” 379 more words

Ivan Illich

Open and Closed Social Relationships

Quite simply for Weber, a social relationship is open if its system of order does not deny participation to anyone who wishes to join and is actually in position to do so.  511 more words

Twin Oaks

Gaining Equal Rights for Men: Ratifying the E.R.A.

Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment has long been discussed in men’s rights circles, but there was perhaps none more passionate about it than David Ault who actively lobbied for its ratification from the 1970s, and established the … 1,442 more words

Men's Rights Movement

Some economic questions I received, and my responses.

(The questions are in bold: my responses are not).

Why can’t we just recognize that a land base, housing, and a healthy food supply are human rights and share them among ourselves? 1,088 more words


Where are all the women? What my bookshelf says about the continuing effects of patriarchy

The other day, I did one of those “10 books that stayed with me” status updates on Facebook. It’s a thing that’s been going around for a while now. 841 more words


off the reservation, into the weeds and down the rabbit hole

This is how I feel sometimes as I get deeper into reading about gender. I’ve gone too far into it to be able to look at the world without seeing sexism everywhere. 958 more words


C. S. Lewis: Membership and Being ‘in’ Christ

In an essay entitled Membership, originally read to the Society of Saint Alban and Saint Sergius in Oxford, C. S. Lewis contrasts the two oft-opposed social visions of collectivism and individualism with the Christian vision of the Mystical Body of Christ. 995 more words

C. S. Lewis