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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

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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

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Recent Podcasts, Early February 2016

  1. A Saturday afternoon post-Throwing Shade browse of the NTS website led me to Literary Friction, whose archives are available as podcasts.
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The trouble with mindfulness

I am writing this post in response to an article ‘Is mindfulness making us ill’ that appeared in the Guardian magazine at the weekend. It was written by a writer on ‘politics, social affairs and economics.’ Her name is Dawn Foster and it appears she has had one bad experience of meditation and found a few others who have too. 313 more words

Coaching

Lean in / Lean out

Last night I went to hear Dawn Foster talk about her new book Lean Out. It took place at the London Book Review bookshop in Bloomsbury. 277 more words

Where next for capitalism?

Dawn Foster reviews Paul Mason & Matt Ridley

Is the rise of technology strengthening capitalism or tearing it down? Dawn Foster reviews two new books  1,306 more words

Politics