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I Deserve Kindness: Self Care as Political Warfare


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Feminist reading lists curated as part of our collaboration with the Silence Will Not Protect Us Symposium: Sexual Violence and Power in Academia- the symposium takes place on Feb 25th (virtually and in person in Oxford) and until then this list is a work in progress!

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Self-care has deep feminist, political roots -In 1988 Audre Lorde wrote Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Self-care in the feminist sense is about protecting and preserving women’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in a world that continuously exploits women’s labour with little rewards and is hostile to a number of identities. For this reason self-care is particularly important for women and other marginalised groups who have to operate in systems that discriminate based on gender, race, disability, class, sexuality and more.

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