Happiness Is?

Be wary of what others claim should make you happy. I’m re-reading Sara Ahmed’s The Promise of Happiness: a book on how happiness enters feminist and queer-centred discussions. Happiness is often used by oppressors to say “this is what you should be doing to feel good about yourself.” The “sentimentalization of heterosexuality as ‘domestic bliss’,”Continue reading “Happiness Is?”

Whiteness as Orientation

The world extends the form of some bodies more than others, and such bodies in turn feel at home in this world. Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology (2006) In Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, Sara Ahmed argues that whiteness is an orientation. People who are white or white-passing tend to be directed toward objects that areContinue reading “Whiteness as Orientation”