In this minisode I’m thinking through recent protests agains “gender identity debates,” which institutions need to have values, and how we sustain ourselves when doing organizing or activist work that can feel so completely exhausting sometimes. This feels like a sad episode to me, but also maybe a hopeful one. Also, here are some links:
- This is officially my final plug for the Vancouver Podcast Festival and Secret Feminist Agenda meet-up. I hope to see some of you there!
- For some context around the event at SFU, here’s the open letter I co-authored. Here’s some context around the TPL event and accompanying protests, and here’s an article about the SFU event being moved. And while we’re at it, here’s a little more context on Murphy herself.
- If you’re a Canadian library worker and believe that libraries shouldn’t platform hate, consider signing this open letter. While you’re at it, read “Neutrality in the Library? Don’t Give Me That Bullshit.”
- I don’t even know where to begin regarding academic freedom and its complexities, so I guess maybe we can start with the Wikipedia entry?
- If you don’t know what I’m talking about re: former Canadian Prime Minister and the muzzling of scientists, here’s a little context.
- Here’s Lucia’s absolutely beautiful Twitter thread in its entirety.
- And finally, here’s an absolutely perfect Baroness von Sketch Show bit about the comforts of baking-based television.
The podcast theme song is “Mesh Shirt” by Mom Jeans off their album “Chub Rub.” Listen to the whole album here or learn more about them here. Follow me @hkpmcgregor and tweet about the podcast using #SecretFeministAgenda. Want to email me about your killjoy survival kit? Send it to secretfeministagenda(at)gmail(dot)com.
Secret Feminist Agenda is recorded and produced by Hannah McGregor on the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.