Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess

Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess by Kady Ruth Ashcraft (Jezebel)

The conversation around Marie Kondo and her embrace of mess reveals just how touchy a subject domestic labor is.

Conversations about domestic labor—cleaning, child rearing, cooking—carry a lot of emotional baggage and inherently have a racial dimension. In an online sphere dominated by the voices of lily-white momfluencers, it only makes sense that women of color—who, according to the Economic Policy Institute, make up a disproportionate share of domestic workers—would be uninterested in, or…

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Barbara Smith on Reproductive Justice and Black Feminism: An Interview — Black Women Radicals

It was incredibly difficult and nightmarish because if one got pregnant, and particularly if you were not married, you became like a persona non grata. You were stigmatized. There was incredible shame. I was speaking a few weeks ago, Ithink it was before Roe fell, to a friend who is in their fifties and she…

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Review: ‘Wake: The Hidden History Of Women-Led Slave Revolts’ : NPR

There’s a particularly expressive drawing near the front of Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martínez’ Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts that sums up what’s unique about this graphic novel. Martínez draws Hall — a trained historian and lawyer — at the New York Historical Society, reading the records of a 1712 slave revolt…

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The Gisoo Tree – Longreads

The teenage girl stands at her mother’s grave, a middle-aged woman who was killed by the Iranian police during recent unrest in the nation. A white veil hangs around her neck. Her eyes shine with the same rage I’ve seen in the eyes of people who have lost a loved one during the Islamic regime’s…

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Everything I Never Dreamed | Book by Ruth M. Glenn | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

The raw, uplifting, and unforgettable memoir from the CEO and president of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence chronicling her personal battle against abuse, violence, and even a murder attempt.Ruth M. Glenn wasn’t surprised the first time her husband beat her. She was hurt and disappointed but after a childhood in a broken and violent…

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Bernardette J. Brooten – Love Between Women. Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

E arly Christianity emerged in a world in which people from various walks of life acknowledged that women could have sexual contact with women. Close textual analysis of several early Christian writers demonstrates that they knew more about sexual relations between women than previous scholars have assumed, which accords with a heightened awareness of female…

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The Masters’ Tools – by @CominternQueer – Thread Reader App

Audre Lorde’s “The masters tools will never bring down the masters house” gotta be one of the most misquoted and misapplied quotes of all time.🧵 (1/16)First and foremost, Audre Lorde was a self avowed communist. She spent time in the Soviet Union and wrote an essay about it. She was a feminist but her analysis…

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Intro to Perkins Gilman and Feminism by Paul Carron

Three Metaphors, Three Concepts”It is equally possible for a race, a nation, a class, to become accustomed to the most disadvantageous conditions, and fail to notice them. Take, as an individual instance, the wearing of corsets by women. Put a corset, even a loose one, on a vigorous man or woman who never wore one,…

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