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Gloria Lucas, Part 3 of 4 : A Chicana Girl Leading Women to Colonize the Collective Body of Her People

For part 3 of this expose`, I am to redirect our focus a bit from Lucas and her Nalgona Positivity [Pride] in particular by addressing concerns about the body positivity movement in general. A Thought Experiment and a Personification Imagine I have a pickup truck, say, a 1998 Chevy, and naturally this vehicle requires the action of consuming more fossil fuels than most other types of vehicles in order to run. Now, assume I am a member of a Late-model Chevy Truck Club, which lives by the motto: “Loving my truck means giving it the fossil fuels it needs. Get over it.” I don’t have to tell you that mass consumption of fossil fuels is bad for the environment, right? Okay then, assume that my conscious intent is NOT to pollute the environment, but merely to have fun with my beloved truck, yet I am aware (or self-profess to be as such) of the negative effects that mass consumption of fossil fuels imposes on the environmentPerhaps, I even take part in environmental causes.  Am I not participa…

Gloria Lucas Part 2 of 4: A Chicana Girl Attempting to Lead Women

By Jeremy Watkins-Quesada
Recall 'Part 1" of this series in which I offered an anecdote about the spreading of misinformation. The misinformation or 'fake knowledge' in question arose from none other than a world-class, world-renowned expert in evolutionary biology and ethology. Nonetheless, according to Philosopher Erik Reitan, also recall, Dawkins is not an expert in Philosophy, much less the Philosophy of Religion (PoR). This raises the most salient point for our discussion here, for it is not necessarily the case that Reitan's adjudication is the lone basis for doubting Dawkins's philosophic expertise. You see, although Dawkins is a well-trained and likewise skilled evolutionary biologist, he lacks the same kind formal education in Philosophy (in general) and PoR (in particular). Yet, there Dawkins was speaking through his untrained or underdeveloped philosophic skill set as though he were some kind of expert, thereby permeating or spreading through his rea…