Friday, April 29, 2022

"Culture War"

Reminder that most things journalists give that label to are actually profoundly important policy disagreements, what democracy is there for. Whether abortion is legal, how we educate our children, whether hotels can exclude gay people.

Perhaps, I dunno, arguing about racial representation in Star Wars movies, or the authenticity of the Oberlin banh mi, are "culture wars."  Not necessarily trivial either, but mostly not state policy issues.

Whether trans teens can get appropriate medical care? Not "culture war."