TERF Wars: Why Transphobia Has No Place in Feminism

“And it is in the spirit of sisterhood that I would like to address many of my fellow feminist activists, some of them respected elders in the movement, and say: you’re being badly misled, and you need to stop this bigoted, wrongheaded nonsense right now.”

Source: Medium
Published: Jun 16, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,038 words)

Productivity is Not Working

” Despite being various flavors of neurotic workaholic, my roommates and I have discovered that right now, while our personal productivity matters, what matters more immediately is that we all manage to live in the same house without killing each other.”

Source: Wired
Published: Apr 17, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,792 words)

Four Days Trapped at Sea With Crypto’s Nouveau Riche

“‘Being a woman in blockchain,’ she says, ‘is like riding a bicycle. Except the bicycle is on fire. And everything is on fire. And you are going to hell.'”

Source: Breaker
Published: Dec 5, 2018
Length: 28 minutes (7,025 words)

No, I Will Not Debate You

Civility will never defeat fascism, no matter what The Economist thinks.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 18, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,795 words)

The Queer Art of Failing Better

Laurie Penny on Queer Eye: “It’s not about queerness at all. It’s actually about the disaster of heterosexuality—and what, if anything, can be salvaged from its ruins.”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jul 24, 2018
Length: 20 minutes (5,054 words)

The Great Stink

It’s time for men to stop worrying about who they are, and start thinking about what they do.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 14, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,270 words)

We’re Not Done Here

How the MeToo movement became a feminist sexual revolution.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jan 18, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,764 words)

The Consent of the (Un)Governed

“The search for a more human understanding of power and consent is not simply stage-dressing for a bigger fight. It is the big fight. It’s all about the grabby old men, and it always has been.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 5, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,881 words)

The Slow Confiscation of Everything

Climate apocalypse: a coming calamity that’s morally different from nuclear exchange in a way we haven’t yet dealt with.

Source: The Baffler
Published: Feb 17, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,497 words)

Meltdown of the Phantom Snowflakes

“When I fight back, though, when I continue to write about injustice in the face of the bullying campaigns that are daily life for every female activist I have met, precisely when I feel strongest—that’s when I’m told I’m weak. A crybaby. Special snowflake. Whiner…

As politics turn darker, these slurs have become weaponized. Something bigger is going on.”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jan 4, 2017
Length: 11 minutes (2,775 words)