Fetishizing Dissent

As Andrea Jain writes in The Revolution Will Not Be Fetishized, “There is a difference between gestural subversion and collective resistance.” Buying politically correct brands “without actually doing anything to prevent inequality and oppression,” she observes, “is generous, but it does not quite qualify as activism.” Fetishizing dissent, she says, is for those unwilling to make a commitment to opposing patriarchal, capitalist, white supremacy.

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