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Happy Monday, Disruptors! Here are some things we’ve been reading and thinking about!
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about feminism from the perspective of African and Nigerian culture:
This is a description of what it’s like to report a sexual assault. [as the author states at the top: “There may be some triggers around sexual assault, victim blaming, and incompetent police officers.”]
An NFL punter was fired because he refused to quit speaking out in favor of marriage equality in Minnesota. It made me angry that they fired him, but mostly it made me happy that he was willing to be harassed at work and even fired rather than stop speaking out. This is what using privilege for good (his sway with the public) and solidarity actions (even when there’s a cost) look like. Gratitude.
This month in Sexism Hurts Men Too: straight white men don’t have any friends.
Queer poly triad buys a bed off of craigslist. Bridie says, “Funny, sweet, gave me #feelings.”