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Radical Feminism and the Failures of the Left

Julie Bindel Substack · May, 2024

This is an edited version of a presentation to a forum on “The Left and Machismo” sponsored by Hombres por la Equidad in Mexico City on May 18, 2024.

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The best books on feminism (“not the fun kind”)

Shepherd.com · March, 2024

Five important books on feminism.

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Why I Don’t Rely on Hope

Merion West · March, 2024

This essay is adapted from his book An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity, co-authored with Wes Jackson.

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Academic Joy

Front Porch Republic · January, 2024

A reflection on teaching that I wrote in 2012, one of several “statement of teaching philosophy” essays I had to write over the years for performance reviews. Rather than pontificate on academic freedom, important though it is right now, I want to reflect on academic joy, about what can be so exciting about the life of the mind—even in the modern university.

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Feminism and Men: Shut Up and Speak Up

Julie Bindel Substack · November, 2023

This is an edited version of a presentation to the Hombres por la Equidad (Men for Equality) conference in Mexico City on November 7, 2023. It draws on material from Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men (Spinifex Press, 2017); and the forthcoming “Dead Dogma”: Thinking Freely, Speaking Responsibly, Living Authentically (Interlink Publishing, 2024).]

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Lost in a Sea of Pixels: Men, Pornography, and the Illusion of Control

Public Square Magazine · May, 2023

Is pornography sabotaging men’s emotional connections and ability to experience authentic intimacy? These emotional consequences are often overlooked in mainstream discussions.

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The Case for Retiring “Confederate Heroes Day”

Merion West · January, 2023

The controversy over the public display of Confederate symbols seems to be a permanent part of American politics and culture. As we come to know more about the morally repulsive aspects of our national history—and, more importantly, face those realities—removing symbols of our collective failure in the past is not an attempt to deny our history. Rather, it is a sign of growth, a willingness to face our history. Such work is not mere political correctness or wokeness but a sign of maturity, intellectual and moral. It is nothing more than common decency.

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Still Waiting for Freedom: A Review of P. Sainath’s The Last Heroes

Counterpunch · January, 2023

A review of P. Sainath’s 2023 book, The Last Heroes: Foot Soldiers of Indian Freedom.

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Cancel War Stories

Front Porch Republic · January, 2023

A radical analysis of power and a robust defense of freedom of expression is crucial for a radical feminist critique.

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Drag Story Hour and Cultural Appropriation

Julie Bindel Substack · December, 2022

An analysis of the controversy over Drag Story Hour, from a radical feminist perspective.

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Four Hard Questions: Size, Scale, Scope, Speed

The Progressive Magazine · December, 2022

An excerpt from An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity. https://undpress.nd.edu/9780268203665/an-inconvenient-apocalypse/

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Reject the Consumer: Imagining A New Identity Politics

Front Porch Republic · October, 2022

An excerpt from An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity. https://undpress.nd.edu/9780268203665/an-inconvenient-apocalypse/

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