Oh, So You Like Silence? SHUT UP!

Ace takes apart the usual wearisome blather from Slate, about how extolling the virtues of quiet fairly overflows with white-privileged patriarchal heteronormative cooties.

Because women can’t possibly enjoy quiet, or something.

Or it may be true that quiet is good, but YOU can’t say so, Mr. White Male Hetero Privileged Guy.

Which is a pretty long way around the bend merely to say “Shut up, Honky.”

And that’s what this discourse is really all about. It’s about silencing The Wrong Sorts of People, so that the Authentic Voices can be heard.

Who’s Authentic? Whoever the hell we say are.

Who’s We? Shut up.



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