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This doesn’t really feel like a serious attempt to think about what wokeness is or how to think about its impact. To start by defining it as an excessive focus on race and gender almost makes it tautological to say it’s a problem. Was the push for gay marriage woke or not, and if not, why wasn’t it? What about the impact of the ‘woke’ outside the US, don’t most countries need to be more woke? Have woke people decreased X-risk by increasing the salience of climate change, and doesn’t this more than make up for a lot of the harms of woke? I’d like to see you steelman the woke position and think about the impact of wokeness, this felt like a diatribe and IMO you could write a much better piece on this.

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Yeah seems right. I think there are some positives of wokeness:

- Trying to discuss women's desires better

- Better LGBT+ policy

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One of the best articles criticizing wokeness out there. Well done!

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