Next week’s post is about any of these 3 topics: Anti-Natalists: The kindest most selfish people you’ll ever meet. Intersectionality: Who’s really at the bottom of the pile, and why does it matter? Fury and Fear: The sad reason why twitter trolls thrive on your hate. These title’s aren’t confirmed, but keep an eye … Continue reading Coming soon: Fear, Intersectionality or Anti-Natalism (No post this week)
https://youtu.be/oQyFFTh_YGc Our culture valorises romantic love. Ask any asexual/aromantic person, it's impossible to escape from. Love as an ideal has changed over time, from dependable economic married love, to escapist adulterous passionate love, to the current version of individualistic romantic love. Love as a concept is constantly changing. Thanks to the internet, there's a growing awareness … Continue reading Are We Addicted To (The Idea Of) Love?
The internet has had a reputation as a cesspit for years. People are braver and more aggressive online to the point where “the comment section” is a by-word for a snake pit of vicious, circular and vindictive arguments. It shouldn't be a surprise that it’s only after this new online frontier that the phrase … Continue reading Cooling Off Instead – Healing My SJW Tendencies For the Better
Trusting myself enough to build habits and build a life and care for myself isn’t easy or simple. It takes resolve and power that you might feel you never had. You might feel you never earned the right to decide that you matter and deserve to exist. That's an impossible argument; there’s no objective way … Continue reading When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This
This blog started as a way to put all my social justice energy somewhere it could stand apart from tumblr.com. This is the story of why I left it, and why I'm still forever grateful.
My feminist empowerment days appear to be over now, left for the young people, the people with the time and the energy and the freedom to follow their interests.
No one wants to talk about how easily hated the genuine well-meaning social justice activist is. In our online communities, we like to pretend like we don't care about those basic white/cis/straight/male people's opinions anyway. And on many levels, we don't. There's more to life than other people's opinions. But this attitude is only viable … Continue reading Being the sole Social Justice Warrior
In one of my first collaborative posts, my friend has posted one of her favourite TEDWomen talks. (View on Facebook) Here is a link to the TEDWomen talks, as they relate to this page (though they are likely more I missed, but I had to narrow down content somehow). There are some amazing ones, it's … Continue reading TEDWomen Shout-Out! (Plus some collaborative resourcing!)