I have only read Laurie Penny online, but now she is on my list of writers to watch. (This is also how I discovered Rebecca Solnit, author of the fantastic Men Explain Things to Me.) Here are three of Penny's recent essays, written in response to the wave of sexual harassment revelations made in recent months. I … Continue reading The Writing of Laurie Penny
Y'all may not have noticed, but I truly love Margaret Atwood. Living The Handmaid's Tale: a real-life horror story. And, in case you didn't realize, The Handmaid's Tale is feminist. Margaret Atwood--high priestess of fiction, yes.
The Women's March on Washington is what is inspiring me right now. It started out as just an idea following on the surprising election results and has now grown, grassroots-style, into the largest protest and demonstration to take place in response to the inauguration. The march is for everyone, regardless of gender identity, who believes … Continue reading Inspirations…
I have posted a survey of feminist dystopian visions. I hope you enjoy.
I have have posted a survey of feminist utopian visions. Hope you enjoy.
Here's a roundup of online reading I've been doing lately around issues fo diversity, gender equality, and culture change. Enjoy! Why gender equality is good for everyone -- a very interesting TED talk by Michael Kimmel. Twofer from the New York Times this Sunday -- when can women stop looking perfect? (hint: now) and it's payback time … Continue reading Subvert the dominant paradigm: link roundup
You may think Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit's short collection of essays (including the one that helped spawn the term "man-splaining"), is necessary reading for women, and you'd be right. But it's also a great read for all creative types. When I first started reading these essays, I felt angry. That's okay; I'm used … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Men Explain Things to Me