I’ve been re-reading the victim statement from the Brock Turner rape case – actually re-reading isn’t quite the right word; I’m using it in a report and I’m reading around it, but the day doesn’t feel sunny enough, nor do I feel strong and positive enough to read it again right now. The first time… Continue reading
Why is it you only check behind you to see whether you’ve forgotten something when you haven’t? You notice too late when you do drop something.
A few weeks ago I started reading Catherine Mayer’s Attack of the 50ft. Women (inspired by the Guilty Feminist’s fundraising event for the WEP) and it’s an absolutely brilliant book so far, that’s given me so much to think about. That, coupled with one of the most recent instalments of The Conversation that just popped up in my phone… Continue reading
I recently discovered McIntosh’s White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack for the very first time. I have no idea how I didn’t stumble across it sooner, but it’s brilliant! The statements are so good at provoking the empathy – and in fact the imagination, as outlined in a recent On Being episode – that is… Continue reading