So I got eco-anarchist on this quiz half my timeline is doing, and like as cute as these quizzes are this one is... Missing a lot?? And some of the questions are friggin awful.
No questions about indigenous people, colonialism, racism, queer issues, anything beyond century old theory with some climate change questions thrown in.
Oh and you can say you think human population must be cut to preserve nature if you want because our leftist quizzes include ecofascists now apparently.
Gosh so many of these questions reflect such a deeply imperialist mindset, especially around "underdeveloped" countries (whatever that means), and like. I guess that's the point if you're trying to see who's a tankie but the total lack of questions presented from a different viewpoint is a bit... Much.
Just for some additional clarity, I don't hold any ill will towards folks who like these quizzes, I'm not in the business of decreeing moral judgements or whatever, and I thought it was cute too.
I was just surprised by how significantly it lacked, in my view. It is still fun to get an algorithm to guess at your flavour of leftism based on like. A tiny subset of awkward questions.
@BunnyHearted awful. That anti-natalism shit bothers me a lot. I expect that means I'll see more and more of it
@interneteh I think there was only one question near the end (on mine at least) that was outright "human population control, y/n?", with some others that were a bit adjacent
Those arguments always lead to the follow-up question of "who's population is controlled, in what way", and even including it in a quiz about "what kind of leftist are you" is ridiculous clown shit.
I bet my "hard no" reply got me more points toward "industry" vs "ecology" on the metric too, lol.
@BunnyHearted Jesus! That's pretty explicit. This must be the work of one of those lefties who thinks their progressivism should earn them a spot on Earth's lifeboat as the global South roasts.
@spacekookie @interneteh yeah... I get that it has to simplify things into "this vs that" binaries in order for a chart done this way to work... But maybe having to misrepresent basically everything by shoving them into oversimplified metrics is a sign that this approach is baaaasically terrible lol.
leftist quiz, century-old theory
@BunnyHearted @LexYeen I approached the quiz super uncritically when I took it on a lark and didn't even notice the straight cis white privilege stuff and didn't register the horrifyingness of the population control bits, which are way more damning criticisms...
...but geeze, the amount which these questions are hyperfocused on specific ideological arguments that a specific subset of leftists have been having with each other was just ... really really frustrating for me. It's like taking a quiz about attitudes towards free will and it being filled with how-much-do-you-agree-or-disagree questions about statements like, "Moral responsibility is constituted of the reactions of admiration or distaste we feel towards an actor."
Like, mate. /Comrade./ We weren't reading the Proceedings of the British Academy in 1962. We don't know who Peter F. Strawson is. Ask questions which we can understand the context of.
@BunnyHearted yea all these tests lack. A lot.
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