Last year, a lot of things happened. First, our lives were changed by the Coronavirus and then I moved back to the UK with my daughter in the middle of the pandemic. When I lost my job due to the pandemic, I focused on my writing full-time. I knew I never wanted to do anything… Continue reading Resurrection
Review of Feminasty (Erin Gibson) – The Complicated Women’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death.
I picked this book up at the library without knowing anything about Erin Gibson. I thought the title was hilarious, so I couldn’t resist. And indeed – it’s a very sarcastic book! Later I learned that Erin Gibson co-hosts the podcast “Throwing Shade”, a weekly podcast on women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and progressive politics. Now… Continue reading Review of Feminasty (Erin Gibson) – The Complicated Women’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death.
Review of Good and Mad – The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
I found this book in a reading group for liberal women. I didn't manage to go to the book discussion, but as female anger is rising or at least showing more and my first reaction to it was ambivalent, I had to read it. Rebecca Traister examines the consequences of women’s anger. She narrates a… Continue reading Review of Good and Mad – The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
Himpathy. It’a a blend of him and sympathy, and it basically means inappropriate sympathy for a male sexual predator. In times of #metoo, Kate Manne coined this term to describe the disproportionate sympathy powerful men receive over their less powerful female victims. There’s an infinite amount of examples out there: Brett Kavanaugh, Harvey Weinstein, but… Continue reading Himpathy
Abortion: Is it about protecting those poor souls who don’t have a voice or is it patriarchy?
I’m not sure I should advertise this article, because there’s so many things that are obviously wrong with it. Can you perceive that a pro-lifer is trying to make a point by saying, “The right to choose reinforces patriarchy?” So, because women claim autonomy over their bodies (as men do and have done for ages),… Continue reading Abortion: Is it about protecting those poor souls who don’t have a voice or is it patriarchy?