Emma Goldman was a Russian Jewish immigrant to the USA, who spent her life being persecuted for her work campaigning for the rights of workers and marginalised groups of all kinds.
Another International Women’s Day approaches
Has it been a year already? Signal-boost, self-promote, analyse/critique/reminisce or just opine about IWD 2013.
Aiming to please everybody won’t work
Feminism that prioritises popularity over its own integrity will necessarily fail, as it is bound to reproduce the very problems it is fighting against.
Expectations of Deception
Gary Younge is upset about the level of deception which is present within everyday society. He feels this is dangerous, and we’re in danger of subsiding into a culture of fakery and deceit. He uses the examples of Beyonce’s lip-synching the US national anthem during the presidential inaguration, the discovery of horse DNA in budget beef burgers in the UK, and Lance Armstrong’s very public confession of taking performance enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career as examples of this tendency.
I have a slightly different take on things. I think it comes down to the tyranny of expectations.
What can they reasonably expect?
What is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?
Is holding a door open always about good manners?
Can holding a door open be sexist?
Acronyms of the Day
RWA & SDO – two personality traits that prop up the kyriarchy
Terminal Eye Roll again
This post brought to you by yet another ‘it’s just calories in calories out’ article.
Friday Hoyden: Kathrine Switzer
In 1967 an angry race official tried to stop Kathrine Switzer from running the Boston Marathon. He failed, she changed her society.
Living as a feminist
When Rachel Cusk wrote about motherhood in A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother, I felt heard. It wasn’t my story, exactly, but it was closer to my story of the early days of motherhood than others were writing. This… Read More ›