I’ve been meaning to do this for a while and haven’t, but there we are. This is a list of writing by others which informs, or is especially influential upon, my general worldview (rather than being excellent on a particular topical topic). It is far far from exhaustive because the other times I meant to do it, I did not do it, and now the time I am doing it, I am doing it at 2:46am after a boozy Saturday and can only think of a few candidates. They are, in no particular order:
Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay – VQR
What My Bike Has Taught me about White Privilege – A Little More Sauce
Live Through This – Charlotte Shane – The New Inquiry
Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced -Phaedra Starling – KateHarding.net
Ten things I hate about feminism – Deborah Coughlin – Feminst Times
No sexting please, we’re British – Ian Dunt – Erotic Review
On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs – Steve Graeber – Strike!
The Riddle of experience vs memory – Daniel Kahneman – TED
Broadly orthodox Keynsianism – Red Eared Rabbit
Liberate Men’s Sexuality – Margaret Corvid – New Statesman
…and the Slut Lived Happily Ever After – Karley – Slutever
The philosophers I rely on most often, sometimes without namechecking them as it can break the flow or tone of an essay – Foucault, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Gramsci. That’s not to say I ignore the others.
Keeping Workers Quiet – Alana Massey – New Inquiry
Why I am not Charlie – A paper bird