“What?” Kurt says from the kitchen, focusing on stirring his tea. He’s already made a habit out of not really listening to whatever Santana says — and she’s only been living with them for a few weeks.
“Is there a particular reason you have the Men of McKinley calendar hidden in your room and it’s still on January even in March?”
Kurt drops the spoon.
The sheer number of women forced into prostitution (through both physical force and poverty) by the collapse of the USSR is something I can think of hardly a more accurate description of than a mass rape, and yet liberal discourse allows no provisions for addressing it as such or recognizing it as an act of violence done by one class to another (specifically international capitalist class to working class and poor Eastern Europeans), or in any other way holding someone meaningfully accountable. The next time liberals try to insist to you that the erosion of third-world country’s national sovereignty by the creeping tendrils of international Human Right’s law is acceptable because of some emotional need to hold perpetrators accountable, remember that not only will that law never be used against the Pinochets and Montts and Suhartos while they’re actually doing the capitalist’s dirty work, but that for liberals the horrendous crime committed against the women of Eastern Europe didn’t even happen as such, that no one but ‘blind, immutable, uncontrollable economic forces’ manifesting themselves in particular, decontextualized incidents can be held accountable, and that not only are such atrocities completely invisible to international Human Rights law, as an institution its literally complicit in them every time its used by the West to justify turning another pocket of resistance or alternative development into a neoliberal hellhole.