Totus mundus est vis artium studia converteret lascivitis

[T]he whole world is a humanities faculty lounge! How will we ever bring Drag Queen Story Hour to Raqqa if we don’t do the hard work of theorizing now? Surely the people of the Nineveh Plain shouldn’t have to go one more day without knowing how to use gender-appropriate pronouns in Arabic.

Rod Dreher, on the University of Chicago 35th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference: Theorizing Gender and Sexuality in the Historic and Contemporary Middle East. Following the link is entirely optional, as there are few surprises there. My whole point is amusement at Dreher’s mockery.

January 15, 2020

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