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Stephen Colbert has conducted a brilliant interview of two representatives of Occupy Wall Street. One of them, a committed and articulate young woman, describes herself as a “female-bodied person”:

(Skip ahead to the 5:15 mark for the quote.)

How did such radical body-self dualism become so closely associated—at least among some—with support for redistribution of wealth and doubts about capitalism? Nothing about the interviewee’s fanciful metaphysics strikes me as inherently left-wing. Indeed, I would have hoped that sleeping in a cold park without the usual domestic comforts would drive home the fact that we don’t inhabit our bodies but rather are  them. Maybe it will.

(via Brandon Watson )

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