@zemichi I've read a lot of books, none of them invalidated this fact for me so far.
@zemichi No, being able to derive wisdom and insight from fictional stories, and seeing the similarities when accurate, is a sign of wisdom, not insanity.
Though it is a sign of insanity to suggest that simply because someone see strong parallels in fictional stories that said person must be insane.
@zemichi Ok, please untag me from this and future conversations, thank you.
@tasso "now"? It's like that since 3000 years.
@tasso art is a social system since ever.
@zemichi What else is entertainment other than telling about little deviations of our current situation?
@freemo 1984 and Brave new world are masterpieces, it is a result of lifelong inward and outward reflection of corresponding authors. - Those two books cannot be summarized and are #lindy (in Taleb's measure of survivability ) . 451 is a good book but not great (imo). AHMT is a egalitarian and equalistic justice porn (again imo).
I would let me son skip 451 and AHMT but rigoursly encourage him to read BNW and 1984
@johnlitt 451 was ok. It spent a lot of time and words making a very simple (though important) point I already agreed with before reading it.
It serves a purpose in making a point in memes like this, but not really all that ground breaking in terms of the book itself.
@a7 No one claimed women have less right then men. Women have many social justice issues they face, men also have many social justice issues they face.
There is little need to make it a pissing contest to see who has fewer rights than the other.
@a7 Hand maid's tale is about social justice issues faced by women. Which as i said is a valid concern. It is, agreeably, silent on male social justice issues, but that really wasnt its point anyway.
Regardless it isnt presented here to suggest any one group to be superior to others, it is presented to point out the fact that sexism towards women is alive and well just as sexism towards men is alive and well.
@a7 I think you can disagree with the stance of the book on abortion and still generally want to fight other forms of sexism to both men and women.
While I understand you may like the book because you dont align well with its arguments, thats also not the point of the meme, even if it may have been a point in the book.
@a7 ok, you are welcome to that opinion.
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