Is non-violence oppressive?

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Is non-violence oppressive? I argue that non-violent ethics keeps minoritized peoples down and allows the bourgeoisie to tolerate structural injustice. Like sex, violence needs de-moralizing, in order to fulfil its emancipatory potential. Social injustice and global inequality will not deprive the privileged of their sleep, if radical measures are morally ruled out from the get-go. And the ethics of non-violence deprives the working classes of one of the few mechanisms left to deal with our increasingly digitalized bureaucracies, developed around the needs of the highly educated urban classes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2024
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2024
EventCaring Futures - AUP, Paris, France
Duration: 27 May 202431 May 2024


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