Fasting Is Only for the Privileged!

10+ years ago, you could (incorrectly) claim, “The [primary] purpose of fasting is to empathize with the poor and hungry.”

In 2017, if you were to say that, you would be chastised for presuming to know what the poor and hungry go through, and how DARE you patronize the marginalized and pretend like you could ever know their plight, and don’t you know that it’s only privilege that allows you to fast in the first place, and stop trying to white wash the violence your sense of superiority and privilege does to those on the margins, etc.

 

10+ years ago, you could (incorrectly) claim, "The [primary] purpose of fasting is to empathize with the poor and…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Friday, June 2, 2017

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