Random recommended reading

Miri at Freethought Blogs asks you to Stop Telling Harassment and Assault Survivors to go to the Police.

Mikki Kendall (aka the fucking amazing @karnythia) on Unsafe Spaces:

Should abusers get help? Absolutely. Can they heal? Again, absolutely. I certainly think that the cycle can be broken. But their healing can’t be a priority that trumps the safety of others in any community. In progressive organizations, the health of the whole community hinges on the safety of every member, not just the most popular ones.

bell hooks writes a definitive takedown of that fucking Lean In monstrosity:

It almost seems as if Sandberg sees women’s lack of perseverance as more the problem than systemic inequality. Sandberg effectively uses her race and class power and privilege to promote a narrow definition of feminism that obscures and undermines visionary feminist concerns.

thewayoftheid (aka the fucking amazing @thewayoftheid) on The Performance Feminist – a piece I find good and challenging, as a white middle class varsity-educated feminist with a Twitter account and a WordPress blog.

Family planning is personal.



  1. MeToo

    Lean In was promoted at my work as part of our Suffrage week celebrations.They want more of us girls to be more ambitious and give up our frontline professional roles to join Senior Management. Because that is what a successful life looks like. *puke*

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