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Kristof on Unions

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On February 20, 2015
I guess I am supposed to care that Nicholas Kristof now supports unions. Or so he says. Kristof usually only supports a cause if he can personally parachute in to save the victims–he loves to rescue Cambodian prostitutes (even if he is being scammed)–but when people take agency to improve their own lives–support Cambodian garment […]

More Kristof

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On May 30, 2014

It seems that Nic Kristof was more than a dupe of Somaly Mam’s lies. Sounds like he was complicit to a significant degree: Many of her accolades, in turn, can be traced back to her friendship wi

Simon Marks has a long expose demonstrating that Cambodian anti-sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam lied about her own life story and trained children to make up stories about their supposed experiences of sexual abuse in order to get rich westerners to give large donations. In 2009, Nicholas Kristof wrote in The New York Times about […]

Kristof

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On February 4, 2013

Laura Flanders nails much of the reason why Nicholas Kristof is so irritating: Kristof certainly dedicates plenty of words a year to the women at the bottom of the heap. But that’s another part

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Wanker of the Day

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On December 10, 2012
Nic Kristof. Evidently Kristof is only interested in poverty if he can personally fly in and rescue women from sex slavery. Otherwise, he’s happy to channel the arguments of Gilded Age social Darwinists. Here is an illustration of Kristof’s views, from 1877 “Helping the Poor–Gratuitous Distribution of Coal by the City–Cherry Street,” New York City, […]

White Saviors

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On March 21, 2012

Since last week I dared suggest that there could be problems with white people running around the world saving brown people from themselves and was thereby proven to be objectively in favor of white s

Knights in Shining Armour

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On March 12, 2012
Laura Augustín has an interesting piece at The Naked Anthropologist critiquing men like Nick Kristof who go around the world playing the role of the good white man saving brown women from evil brown men. Men at the higher end of the evolutionary scale: That is how one man has described men who want to […]
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