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Review: Lean Out

Kate Bradley reviews Dawn Foster’s Lean Out (Repeater Books, 2016), a book that challenges the liberal feminism promoted by Sheryl Sandberg’s business advice book, Lean In.  431 more words

Reviews

Against Happiness

The Happiness Industry by William Davies review – why capitalism has turned us into narcissists by Terry Eagleton

In our own time, the concept of happiness has moved from the private sphere to the public one. 507 more words

Capitalism

THE LRB ON BREXIT

THE BREXIT REFERENDUM asked voters in the United Kingdom whether to Remain in or Leave the European Union, and “Leave” gathered more votes. But, as described in essays in the… 662 more words

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Peak Guardian: Mocking The British Public For Holding Street Parties To Mark The Queen's 90th Birthday

The Guardian’s lonely struggle against all of the things which unite us as a community and country finds a new source of virtue-signalling outrage… 1,680 more words

UK Politics

Feminism Inc : why 1% feminism will never change the world

I recently read Dawn Foster’s excellent Lean Out, a badly needed and critically sharp take-down of the corporate and choice feminisms that have come to define mainstream feminism in recent years. 56 more words

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Extract: Lean Out — Dawn H Foster

Backlash

“There’s no such thing as the voiceless, only the deliberately silenced and the preferably unheard.”—Arundhati Roy 

Post-crash, countless studies have shown that the impact of cuts and austerity has been borne predominately by women. 2,788 more words

Politics

Mary McGill: Feminism Inc.

To mark International Women’s Day 2015, Sydney Opera House hosted ‘All About Women’, a day long symposium of female-focused talks. A highlight of the event was ‘How to Be a Feminist’, a panel discussion featuring, amongst others, Roxane Gay, Germaine Greer and Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian. 926 more words

Essays