I want my theoretical chapter for the volume on intersectionality and transnationalism to be absolutely ferocious. If we are now at the stage where the job of the feminist academics is to celebrate Instagram as an agent of feminist liberation, somebody has got to say something.
It’s scary because you mention surveillance capitalism to these young people, and they sincerely don’t understand what the big deal is. But I can share photos of my hair! they say. That’s liberating!
I mean, for real, that was the level of the discourse.
No, I’m still not over it.