After therapy, I head over to Bluestockings, New York’s independent activist, feminist, queer, trans friendly bookstore for some coffee, vegan snackies, and orals list reading. There’s not much room for seating–4 tables–so most of the time you have to share your table with other like-minded people. This week, I sat down across from some Bright Sexy Asian Girl. While getting settled, I gave her book the old once-over. She was reading Chantal Mouffe. Then it struck me that the orals book I was reading was maybe the most embarrassing book imaginable in that context: Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth. I couldn’t help snickering as I read about about the starving Chinese peasants.
I was going to write something about how TGE is More Complicated Than You Might Think, but I’m tired.

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