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Laurie Penny
'Nasty, British and short.' Writer, journalist, social justice bard. Next book: 'Bitch Doctrine', Bloomsbury 2017. Patreon below!
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Bloomsbury UK 8h
Brighton folk! Join us for an evening with discussing Lost Connections with ! 📍 📅 Thursday 22 February 🕖 19:30 More:
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Christopher Bugbee 8h
In “The Big Stink”, the always-invaluable argues that “It’s time for men to stop worrying about who they are, and start thinking about what they do.
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Christopher Bugbee 8h
Replying to @PennyRed
“The problem is that men’s pain is, still, so visceral, so dominating, and women’s pain is so easy to dismiss. Men’s panic about being accused of violence has overwhelmed women’s actual experiences of violence in the public imagination. “
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Laurie Penny Feb 17
Whose reputation matters in the digital age? Whose pain matters? ?amp=1 I wrote about men, and forgiveness, and also Victorian sewers.
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amara g. parker Feb 12
Finally reading 's Bitch Doctrine. It is fiercely brave and wondrous and we need more please.
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Longreads 22h
"I thought that I was being loving to men by expecting less of them. I thought wrong. I was not being loving. I was not being kind. I was only being nice — and nice is not enough."
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New Statesman Feb 17
It’s usually better for women to be single. Particularly young women. Particularly straight young women. Not just ‘alright’, not just ‘bearable’—actively better. A classic:
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Whose reputation matters in the digital age? Whose pain matters? ?amp=1 I wrote about men, and forgiveness, and also Victorian sewers.
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Xoch Rodríguez Feb 17
"Men’s panic about being accused of violence has overwhelmed women’s actual experiences of violence in the public imagination", vía
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Laurie Penny Feb 17
Hey internet, I’ve been away for a couple of days- how’ve you been?
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Longreads Feb 17
"Sometimes, even in the heat of internet outrage, it is possible to stay in the room with people’s rage and learn from it."
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Longreads Feb 17
"Only when we consider the possibility that male sexuality might not be inherently violent and exploitative can we ask why so much of it is."
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Laurie Penny Feb 16
'The real risk here is that we will let our very human compassion for men in pain be exploited to undermine a movement for sexual justice and liberation for everyone.'
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Laurie Penny Feb 16
'The real risk here is that we will let our very human compassion for men in pain be exploited to undermine a movement for sexual justice and liberation for everyone.'
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Taylor Kate Brown Feb 14
Every.single.word. in this column. all of it.
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Mark Armstrong Feb 14
The latest in 's National Magazine Award-nominated series. Another must-read.
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Laura Round Feb 14
Interesting piece by on . Best line: "It’s usually better for women to be single. Particularly young women. Particularly straight young women. Not just ‘alright’, not just ‘bearable’—actively better."
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Hannah Leigh Prior Feb 15
This is an incredible read 'it’s also that society at large is unable to cope with male fear and distress, whereas women’s pain is normalized, made invisible, and accepted up to a certain degree as our lot in nature and creation'
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Natalie Sirett Feb 15
BRILLIANT You know what’s worse than being worried that you can no longer flirt in the way you used to? Being unable to express desire in any way without fearing for your safety. Being told that your sexuality itself is an invitation to violence.
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