Who’ll speak up for the new oppressed working-class boys?

August 2022 Forums General discussion Who’ll speak up for the new oppressed working-class boys?

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    james19
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    The Daily Mail….its author, Matthew Goodwin?

    Wokey, racism and a load of old (size 14) cobblers!
    Money for old rope.

    https://newspaper.mailplus.co.uk/data/828/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/828/pub/2530/page/21/alb/129763

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    sshenfield
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    What the article is targeting (in a confused way) is a toxic new ideology that is especially influential here in the US. I suggest we call it PEC, i.e., ‘Progressive Except for Class’: it opposes an open-ended set of oppressions, starting with race and sex and potentially including anything except class.

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    james19
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    Grrr I missed out “white working class “ Freudian slip?

    #232005
    alanjjohnstone
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    This might be of interest

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/04/white-working-class-fiction-tories-obsessed

    A report from Class, the union-funded thinktank, on new attitudes to race and class in Britain explains you cannot predefine the beliefs and values of a class, it says, and then filter for people whose views correspond to them. Instead, the researchers built their sample on a points system, taking into consideration class identity, housing tenure, education level, occupation, household income, and if and how one might pay a £500 emergency bill.

    The “uberisation” of certain sectors such as academia, coupled with general pay stagnation and a public sector pay freeze, have combined to mean that old blue collar/white collar distinctions are no longer meaningful. You can have what used to be called a “middle-class job” and still struggle to meet your basic needs.

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