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Why Bad Feminist Roxane Gay Is Actually The Best

In Intervention, Lifewriting by Angelina Eimannsberger

By Angelina Eimannsberger Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist performs an inclusive, accessible, illuminating feminism that is aware of its own limits and allegiances, uses pop culture to discuss society in easy but deep ways, and tackles the reality and discourse of sexual violence forcefully. For a brief introduction to what exactly is bad, or less than perfect, about her titular bad …

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Radical Knowledge for Radical Action: Assata Shakur’s Autobiography

In Featured, Feminism, Intervention by Ian Kennedy

“The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. Schools in amerika are interested in brainwashing people with amerikanism, giving them a little bit of education, and teaching them the skills …

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Imaginative Metaphor to Bring Home Social Justice: Christina Sharpe, “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being”.

In Book and Theme Posts, Intervention by indulgencezine@gmail.com

“The means and modes of Black subjection may have changed, but the fact and structure of that subjection remain” (12) — Christina Sharpe By Angelina Eimannsberger Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being explores the realities of being black in the diaspora through the metaphor of being “in the wake.” She uses several valences of being ‘in the …

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Form Versus Content in Feminist Filmmaking: A Critique of Band Aid

In Current, Featured, Feminism, Intervention by indulgencezine@gmail.com

By Paula O’Donnell Zoe Lister-Jones wrote, directed, co-produced, and starred in Band Aid, a film about the general dissonance of marriage, and romantic codependency undermined by tragedy. To have a female filmmaker wearing so many hats on a movie with a theatrical release is a feminist accomplishment in form within a profoundly male-dominated industry. A 2016 study from USC’s School …

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Bucking the Patriarchy in the Most Flagrant Way Possible: Julia Serano’s new book Outspoken.

In Current, Feminism, Intervention by indulgencezine@gmail.com

By Angelina Eimannsberger Gender theorist and feminist Julia Serano is one of our biggest inspirations at Indulgence. Her first book, Whipping Girl, is a brilliant intervention in the discourse of feminism, misogyny, and femininity from the perspective of a trans woman. Alongside Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness, it is one of the most important recent manifesto-memoirs of trans women. Whipping Girl …

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Access to NYC Building Emissions Data

In Current, Featured, Intervention by indulgence_old

by Ian Kennedy Remember way back two weeks ago when the United States (my homeland) disgraced itself by pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement? I’m lucky that my beloved home city of New York and my state (also New York) decided that they’d live up to our Paris obligations even without the federal government. But even with their impressive …

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Put a Price on Carbon

In Current, Intervention by indulgence_old

There is a policy proposal being discussed by citizens around the country who are taking the idea to their representatives for bipartisan legislation. It’s a revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend

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Are you white like me?

In Current, Featured, Intervention by indulgence_old

by Ian Kennedy If if are white like me, you know that part of what elected 45 was racism and xenophobia. You like and follow all the right things on facebook, instagram, and twitter. You get the memes. You write and call your representatives. You’ve read The Autobiography of Malcom X, The New Jim Crow and Between the World and …