Today's reading list is a roundup of badass women--but what does "badass" mean exactly? These are women who don't conform to the norms that have been set out for women as a whole. They may seem intimidating or--that worst of all literary sins--unlikable. These women follow their own path, make sometimes questionable choices, risk screwing … Continue reading A List of Badass Women
“I have lived with that anger, on that anger, beneath that anger, on top of that anger ... for most of my life.” – Audre Lord “Once upon a time / I had enough anger in me to crack crystal” – Kiki Petrosino “Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / … Continue reading Reading angry women
I have posted a survey of feminist dystopian visions. I hope you enjoy.
Here's a roundup of great writing found on the Internet in recent days... If you are squee-ing over the return of The X-Files like I am: The Nostalgic Science Fiction of The X-Files (Joshua Rothman @ The New Yorker) This Is the Hollowed-Out World that Outrage Culture Has Created (Ryan Holiday @ Observer) How to Raise a Creative Child. Step … Continue reading Great writing for weekend reading…
I have have posted a survey of feminist utopian visions. Hope you enjoy.
Recommended this week: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende. Set against the backdrop of the mad rush to California in search of gold, Allende reveals history through the eyes of the people who lived it but don't usually get to tell the story: women and non-whites. She creates a diverse and three-dimensional world that feels both … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Daughter of Fortune
In fact, there is no real difference in claiming that a woman in an unmarried man’s hotel room forgoes the right to her body, and asserting that a black boy wearing a hoodie forgoes the right to his. Brutality is brutality, and it always rests on a bed of lies. Piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates in … Continue reading Ta-Nehesi Coates on Bill Cosby…
These are just some of the women who, historically speaking, didn't give a single fuck. They are my heroes. 2016: the year of not giving a fuck. Source: 12 Historical Women Who Gave No F*cks
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
Rebecca Solnit on books no woman should read: "The list made me think there should be another, with some of the same books, called 80 Books No Woman Should Read, though of course I believe everyone should read anything they want. I just think some books are instructions on why women are dirt or hardly … Continue reading Rebecca Solnit, fast becoming my new hero