Monthly Archives: January 2014

Don’t Lean In, Whip It: A call to white feminism

Former Reading: A lot of women and other people have said what I’m about to say far better than I can, with reference to their own lived experience. Please read their thoughts, and don’t just take my word for things! … Continue reading

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Toytalitarian

When we were little, my best friend and I used to play Barbies. Our favourite game involved tying a piece of string around each Barbie and throwing them all out of the window into an imaginary pit of fire. According … Continue reading

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Trickster

If there’s one guaranteed warning sign that your child might grow up to become a fantasy writer, it’s this: an early obsession with myths and legends. Of course, it’s not inevitable. There are some children who will immerse themselves in … Continue reading

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On the Offensive

If you’re an activist with access to the Internet, then at least once a day – generally more often than that – you’ll come across comments such as these: “You’re just looking for reasons to be offended.” “Everything is going … Continue reading

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