Excellenter Reading

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

http://www.vqronline.org/essay/bad-feminist

What My Bike Has Taught me about White Privilege – A Little More Sauce

http://alittlemoresauce.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/what-my-bike-has-taught-me-about-white-privilege/

Live Through This – Charlotte Shane – The New Inquiry

http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/live-through-this/

Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced -Phaedra Starling – KateHarding.net

http://kateharding.net/2009/10/08/guest-blogger-starling-schrodinger%E2%80%99s-rapist-or-a-guy%E2%80%99s-guide-to-approaching-strange-women-without-being-maced/

Ten things I hate about feminism – Deborah Coughlin – Feminst Times

http://www.feministtimes.com/feminist-times-ten-things-i-hate-about-feminism/

No sexting please, we’re British – Ian Dunt – Erotic Review

http://eroticreviewmagazine.com/articles/no-sexting-please-were-british/

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs – Steve Graeber – Strike!

http://www.strikemag.org/bullshit-jobs/

The Riddle of experience vs memory – Daniel Kahneman – TED

http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kahneman_the_riddle_of_experience_vs_memory.html

Broadly orthodox Keynsianism – Red Eared Rabbit

http://redearedrabbit.com/

Liberate Men’s Sexuality – Margaret Corvid – New Statesman

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/01/if-we-liberate-men-s-sexuality-war-against-women-can-end

…and the Slut Lived Happily Ever After – Karley  – Slutever

http://slutever.com/slutty-role-models/

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

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/11/keeping-workers-quiet/

Why I am not Charlie – A paper bird

http://paper-bird.net/2015/01/09/why-i-am-not-charlie/

http://havenuproot.com/2013/05/06/12-actions-on-being-a-male-ally-in/

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