This week in class, we touched upon the ideas of standpoint theory and how one's social location/context leads to one's knowledges and experiences. In Sandra Harding's article, she mentions how all viewpoints should come from a dialectic, logical, and controversial point of view. Yet, even with all of this, we, as a society, are never able to defeat the standards society has set for us for hundreds of years. It's mind boggling.
Then, I stumbled across an article that looks at this issue of a fair dialectic, but through a different lens of comparison. This article speculates about how and why different two vastly popular hip hop/R&B artists' origins make their media standing so completely different. Alicia Keys and Fantasia Barrino were both in relationships with married men, yet only Fantasia was blasted for it, while Alicia Keys sailed under the radar and did not really receive any sort of criticism. The article can be read here.
After reading this, it's clear to see that while the same morals stand in today's society (such as how adultery is viewed), how we view each situation is different. We are able to see that situated knowledge has already begun to take effect in some places of the world (such as the media), yet we are still unable to define the reasons behind why each dialectic is different, even if the situation is the same. So I wonder, how far do you all believe society has come in moving away from the "subject -> study -> object = objective truth" equation and towards a "subject -> dialogue -> subjects = strong objectivity" equation? How far have we come, and how much more can we do to try and approach each subject with the same vision as others?