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Week 12.1

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.

Week 11.1

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

Week 10.1

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

Week 9.1

There were many, many things that stood out for me from in a recent episode of On Being with Lyndsey Stonebridge, but one in particular offered something I had never considered before: the fashion for talking about empathy and how limited that quality actually is. ‘I think we talk a lot today about empathy and suffering…. Continue reading