What are you carrying on about?

“So what does individualization beyond the collective bias of the social science mean?  An institutional imbalance between the disembedded individual and global problems in a global risk society.  The Western type of individualized society tells us to seek biographical solutions to systemic contradictions.”

–Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

from Individualization

“Because the machine will try to grind you into dust anyway, whether or not we speak. We can sit in our corners mute forever while our sisters and our selves are wasted, while our children are distorted and destroyed, while our earth is poisoned; we can sit in our safe corners mute as bottles, and we will still be no less afraid.”

–Audre Lorde

from “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action,” collected in Sister Outsider

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