Tourists and vagabonds.

/Tourists and vagabonds.

The Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman draws a distinction between “tourists” and “vagabonds” in the modern economy. Privileged tourists move about the world “on purpose,” to seek “new experience” as “the joys of the familiar wear off.” Disempowered vagabonds relocate because they have to, pushed and pulled through mean streets where they could never hope to settle down. On the Internet, men are tourists and women are vagabonds.

–From Amanda Hess’ brilliant article on online harassment, which y’all need to read in full.

2017-07-05T14:55:39+00:00 18th March, 2014|Tags: culture, feminism|Comments Off on Tourists and vagabonds.