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Q: Why was the chicken fired from The Stranger?

A: To get to the other Seattle alternative weekly!

Posted by Snark of the Covenant | July 21, 2008 6:23 PM

Wow, it's almost as if the consequences of the increasing stratification of the economy cut across the traditional boundary lines of identity politics and affect everybody, giving common political cause to members of the struggling middle class and working poor from every possible background. And yet all my middle-class liberal college-educated friends assure me that the only meaningful way to address oppression is to identify oneself with one particular historically-downtrodden demographic slice and endlessly struggle to prevent society at large from engaging in insensitive behavior towards that slice. Should I struggle for economic justice for everybody or continue to confine my efforts to the fight for more sensitive treatment for people who look, act and/or think like me? What a conundrum.

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 21, 2008 6:29 PM

Yes, but these are obviously middle class women who are married or partnered. They have the choice to stay home. If I don't go to kids and I are on the streets. I work because I have to and my income makes up 100 percent of my family's income, not 1/3. I guess I should feel bad for them as a whole, but I don't. At all.

Posted by smp | July 21, 2008 7:56 PM


While the women in question married/partnered and able to stay home without risking poverty, if you read the last two paragraphs, it says that the problem is that women were staying home not out of choice, but because jobs were unavailable. They were just counting the women as having stayed home to raise kids/run the house.

Posted by MK | July 21, 2008 9:01 PM

Flamingbanjo, the two aren't mutually exclusive. It's just that plenty of do-good libs are well off and really don't give a fig about class. Those unions took things too far, don't you know.

Corn pone opinions, as usual.

Posted by CP | July 21, 2008 9:59 PM

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