“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.”
” 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.”
“‘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.'”
Civility will never defeat fascism, no matter what The Economist thinks.
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.”
It’s time for men to stop worrying about who they are, and start thinking about what they do.
How the MeToo movement became a feminist sexual revolution.
“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.”
Climate apocalypse: a coming calamity that’s morally different from nuclear exchange in a way we haven’t yet dealt with.
“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.”