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Sexualizing Imperialism

I don’t know if this is really true, but it struck me that in that many cases, people describe the country that they’re from as the “motherland” when they’re immigrants or the children of immigrants. (And it’s generally no accident that the country they currently live probably colonized the country that they or their parents came from.)

Which makes me wonder if people who live in the country of their birth are more apt to use the term “fatherland”.

Which also reminds me that while we have “patriotism” we don’t have “matriotism”.

OK, actually, we do have matriotism, but its coinage definitely seems historically/politically revisionist.

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