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Laurie Penny
'Nasty, British and short.' Writer, journalist, social justice bard. Latest book: 'Bitch Doctrine', Bloomsbury 2017. Patreon below!
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Laurie Penny 21h
Replying to @catvalente
Me too!
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Laurie Penny 21h
‘Just ignore him.’ ‘He doesn’t really mean it.’ ‘Best just to get on with your work and try not to upset him.’ -Trump is now the whole world’s handsy, bottom-pinching, throwback boss who has to be managed and humoured because he still has the power.
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Laurie Penny 21h
Spring: *shows up late, massively overcompensates by being excessively good at that thing it was supposed to start doing a month ago* Me: *relates*
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Laurie Penny 23h
Replying to @faizsyedhussain
That is tha best excuse for a nap I have ever heard. Miss you x
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Laurie Penny Apr 19
Hottest Brexit take of the day.
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Laurie Penny Apr 19
Replying to @PennyRed
> bear in mind that I’m not actually meant to be doing ANY essays right now, I’m meant to be writing a giant book, and then another one, and I’ve come up with at least 6k this week in total. It just feels so little!
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Laurie Penny Apr 19
Replying to @PennyRed
I’ve been so used to having to churn out dozens and dozens of pieces a year to make rent that even though I know I’m better when I take my time and go deep, I can’t stop feeling guilty because I’m not being ‘productive’ enough. >
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Laurie Penny Apr 19
Productivity question: two ‘short blogs’ I promised to two outlets have evolved into giant essays that I’m late on because I’m in a rabbit hole of reading and wordplay. I truly can’t tell if my new freedom to write long is making me a better writer, or just lazy. 1/2
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Laurie Penny Apr 18
Other side of the world, just wanted to get in on this hello. Hello!
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Laurie Penny Apr 18
Wow
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Longreads Jan 23
"It turns out that most women can, in fact, distinguish between sexual assault and a bad date."
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monika bielskyte Apr 18
. quoting you in my talk ⚡️
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Laurie Penny Apr 18
Replying to @T_MECE
I knew that, but I didn’t phrase it clearly, you’re right. I do think it applies to anyone queer, and anyone AFAB x
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Laurie Penny Apr 18
Replying to @danielleiat @LEBassett
I am shocked to hear this. Shocked.
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Laurie Penny Apr 18
It took me such a long time to figure out that trying to go through life as a woman without making a single person uncomfortable is a recipe for self-suffocation- and no way at all to be any sort of artist or writer. Plus, it never works, even if you do try.
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Laurie Penny Apr 18
Yes, I think it’s a perfectly reasonable thing to say. Please @ Charlie out.
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Laurie Penny Apr 18
I don’t- was just checking.
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Laurie Penny Apr 18
Oh, the same Freya?
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Laurie Penny Apr 17
How on earth did you get to ‘self harming’?
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mary Apr 10
Reminder that Disobedience (a Jewish lesbian romance) starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams comes out THIS MONTH. Y’all hyped up CMBYN and supported Love, Simon so y’all better not sleep on this 😤
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