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)

Fear of a Feminist Future

Laurie Penny—whose feminist dystopian novel Everything Belongs to the Future was released this week—considers the alt right’s fear of women heroes in futuristic literature and film, not to mention real life.

Source: The Baffler
Published: Oct 17, 2016
Length: 11 minutes (2,797 words)

American Horror Story

“When I was a child, I always half-suspected that America wasn’t real.” Laurie Penny goes back stage at both conventions, and sees American myth-making in action.

Source: Medium
Published: Jul 28, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1,902 words)

Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless

How wellness and self-care turned into a sinister (and expensive) ideology.

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jul 8, 2016
Length: 9 minutes (2,433 words)