And Diva Aretha
As a parent, a day-gigging child health policy specialist, and a night-gigging radical lefty former academic, I enjoyed this piece on how to reject the politicization and moralization of children.
With innocence as its baseline, the liberal idea of children seeks to make natural (but also to moralize) a property relation between child and parent. “Innocence” is code for powerless — a way to fetishize the child as both dependent and sub-human. This idea of the child is indistinct from private property.