Thanks Cathy for a very interesting article. I can’t help but feel that we’re living in an extremely privileged time and so free of quotidian cares that we can indulge ourselves in the luxury of excoriating each other over obscure edge issues that impact a tiny fraction of society yet, thanks to the need of social media for ever-more-intense sensation, are inflated beyond any rational bound. No doubt I’m insufficiently “woke” and consequently unable to see how such issues take precedence over climate change, economic injustice, political instability, and the worldwide triumph of right-wing populism.

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