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questions from our class discussion yesterday

I keep thinking of the questions I raised in class about what kind of "home" we should be trying to have, if it's possible for there to be a "home" that is not entirely harmful or exculsionary to "others." 

I can't help but wonder what it would take to create a space/condition for oneself that would not be marginalizing of "others." How would one begin to change their lifestyle? Is it a matter of bringing to light the ways in which we are injust to others subconsciously or ways that our "safe" space excludes others, or should it be about changing it? Awareness vs. activism?

Also, to speak in terms of home implies that one has a "safe" space. Does everyone have a "safe" space? And as Amanda pointed out above, why do we value "safety" so highly? Also, the idea of having a "home" that is "safe" implies that there is danger outside of the home, or something threatening. What does safety protect us from? Reality, hardship, discomfort?

 

Just some things I've been mulling over... Thoughts, anyone?

 

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