Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nukes are back in fashion: proliferation, a terror we thought we had left behind

Originally posted on First We Take Manhattan:
In the beginning of October, 40 million Russians engaged in three days of drills in preparation for a nuclear or natural disaster. Last week, Vladimir Putin instructed Russian officials overseas to bring all…

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I know a woman… rape culture

Originally posted on WhaeaJo:
Trigger warning: sexual assault. I read a good blog on Friday, written by a good man, in response to the Australian court ruling that Gable Tostee was not guilty of the murder or manslaughter of Warriena…

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man – Brain Pickings

BY MARIA POPOVA Who are we when we, to borrow Hannah Arendt’s enduring words, “are together with no one but ourselves”? However much we might exert ourselves on learning to stop letting others define us, the definitions continue to be hurled at … Continue reading

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A Feminist Army

Originally posted on feministkilljoys:
I have been taking some time out to reflect upon the last three years, to process what has happened because, of course, some experiences are difficult to process when they are happening. By some experiences I am…

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The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life – by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“In the wholeheartedness of concentration,” the poet Jane Hirshfield wrote in her beautiful inquiry into the effortless effort of creativity, “world and self begin to cohere. With that state comes an enlarging: of what may be known, what may be … Continue reading

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How Libraries Save Lives – by Maria Povova, Brain Pickings

“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the sacredness of public libraries. “If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed,” … Continue reading

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