Chua does not write as a political partisan. Rather, she writes as an analyst of our political culture, which is rapidly tribalizing. I want to be very clear:
Sometimes, in this day and age of distant and very lazy communicationyou can be a harem member without even realising it just by being willing to play text ping pong with someone ambiguous or having brief interactions with people who you meet online.
These are basically attention collectors. For some, the more people they can collect attention from, the better. Observing more than a few harems in my time has made me see that there are two types: Saboteurs — These harem members often have designs on the chairperson and are also unavailable, possibly keeping your so-called partner as a backup plan for themselves or making themselves available for fallback duty.
You are basically a pain in the bum. They put this person on a pedestal which actually only helps to foster a distorted view of reality.
This will hook you if you need social proof. I know of someone who is having an affair. Any objections she raises to him, he even picks up the phone and calls a harem member to reassure her.
People who have their own harem tend to bounce back very quickly from relationship issues that they have, because they never really have to face their feelings or experiences. Instead, whenever they experience problems, they send a text, pick up the phone, or go and have a whine and their members tell them what they want to hear.
You as the person who is in a relationship with them, need more by definition. It feels safer to give and showboat with someone who would actually be hanging around on the fringes and feeding them with attention. The ex is a fallback.An exploration of the nature and history of capitalism.
Global capitalism, colonies and Third-World economic realities. Rather than reading you argue against headlines from random British tabloids, I’d be much more interested in reading you make the strongest possible case for a gender-specific anti-harassment movement, and then hear why you disagree with it.
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