Problems In Living

Jarryd Bartle
Problems In Living
Created 21 Jul 2020
  • Unstructured Thoughts on The Matrix
    22 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Poster for The Matrix Resurrections (2021) Sometimes I pitch things successfully, only to realise I don’t have time to write something quality for publication. I recently had this happen with a piece ...
  • A Skeptics Guide to LGBT Surveys
    19 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    Earlier this week, the Victorian Pride Lobby launched its report “Upholding our rights: LGBTIQA+ attitudes towards and experiences of policing in Victoria” which summarised the results of a survey of ...
  • Defending Tech Pessimism
    13 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    If you grew up as a so-called “digital native” like myself, you probably have a reflexive dislike of anyone decrying the harms of modern technology. Critics of video games, social media use, cryptocur...
  • Why Is 'Gender' Provoking Backlash?
    24 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    This is just a quick blog in response to the latest, infuriating piece by Judith Butler which attempts to paint any and all critique of contemporary LGBT politics as driven by fascist sympathies. Butl...
  • Review: Material Girls by Kathleen Stock
    16 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
    Kathleen Stock looking distinctly unamused Professor Kathleen Stock is a very misunderstood figure in the current UK gender wars between ‘TERFs’ and trans activists. Commentary surrounding Stock’s new...
  • What Use Is Critique in A Pandemic?
    06 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    The Academic Left is divided right now over the appropriate role of theoretical critique and “resistance” within the context of a global pandemic. The most divisive figure in this debate is Italian ph...
  • Reading Sun and Steel As A Lockdown Fatty
    21 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    On earth, man is weighted down by gravity, his body encased in heavy muscle; he sweats; he runs; he strikes; even with difficulty, he leaps. At times nevertheless, I have unmistakably seen, amidst the...
  • Review: Testosterone by Carol Hooven (2021)
    08 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Getting pissed on by chimpanzees is a strong opener for Professor Carole Hooven’s new book Testosterone: The Story of the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us, - a fittingly visceral image for the su...
  • What Freedom?
    25 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Is having speed limits a violation of your freedom? For most people, not being able to drive 130km/hr in a residential zone isn’t experienced as an authoritarian imposition. But why? After all, if you...
  • Review: Fuckology (2014)
    18 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    John Money ‘Gender role’, ‘gender identity’, ‘assigned sex at birth’ - you may not know New Zealand born sexologist John Money by name, but you’ve certainly heard of his ideas. Born in 1921, Money was...
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