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“The angers between women will not kill us if we can articulate them with precision, if we listen to the content of what is said with at least as much intensity as we defend ourselves against the manner of saying. When we turn from anger we turn from insight, saying we will accept only the designs already known, deadly and safely familiar.” Audre Lorde’s “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism”, is the essay I’ve been coming back to again and again this year. I was thinking about it on International Women’s Day, and about how much I, and many other white feminists, still have to learn about anger and its uses.

“We’re waiting for action. I’ll sit out here for as long as it takes for something to happen – something positive. Something more than fake promises and words.” Camped out for justice: reporting from Briarpatch on the activists creating camps to raise awareness around the lack of justice for Indigenous youth. 

A brilliant personal reading list from Shaya Ishaq

What we can learn from the West Virginia teachers walkouts

Our nails will shine forever: the history of acrylics and appropriation

The socialist origins of International Working Women’s Day

“King’s work had been titanic, but white supremacy proved even more so. It also proved flexible—able to accommodate changes in public opinion, the erasure of segregation from the law, and the advent of affirmative action, all without ever completely ceding power.” How to Kill a Revolution

Marley Dias and Storm Reid talk about black girls saving the world

Imagining a Canada where Black Lives do Matter, with Robyn Maynard

“Crush is rendered cute, brief, and pathologically girlish instead of passionate, enraged, and at the very core of what, in the midst of vulnerability, keeps us going day after day. Part of this cultural purification is a result of the disastrous mistake that adults make by not taking adolescents seriously.” Tiana Reid on crushing is so good!

listen I love you joy is coming

10 Indigenous films from Australia/New Zealand that pass the Bechdel test

Plus, the Kent test, a new measure put forward by Clarkisha Kent to gauge the representation of women of colour in media:

““I’m not interested in running for public office,” she said. “What my goals are, are Black liberation.” Yusra Khogali on leadership and the need for action

Jay Pitter on Black city building

An interview with Charlotte Shane

The stories of women that white feminism forgot

Remembering artist and photographer James Luna

Tithi Bhattacharya on anti-capitalist feminism

Scholar Tithi Bhattacharya, one of the national organizers of the International Women’s Strike, says the real emancipation of women cannot be achieved under capitalism. http://ow.ly/uuYi30iPOU8

Posted by Democracy Now! on Thursday, March 8, 2018

“Throughout history, white women have used the labor of women of color to reduce their own domestic burden and free themselves up for corporate and civic pursuits.” Rethinking the work-life balance for women of colour

How Deborah Willis made space for herself in photography

New CanLit and what’s so good about it

Quilting as resistance

“Part of me doesn’t want to be cheered for. I want to be argued with and say, ‘Fuck you! I’m right!’” Torrey Peters on the trans literature she wants to see

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