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Unhappy Silences: Activist Feelings, Feminist Thinking, Resisting Injustice

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How can uncomfortable feelings that seem to prevent us from engaging in political discussion actually aid the cause of resistance to injustice and violence? Unhappy Silences offers a strikingly innovative answer: thoughtful consideration of reactions such as shame, confusion and loneliness can liberate our voices and deepen decision-making. Set in the context of feminist, ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published March 8th 2019 by Political Animal Press
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Carol Douglas
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Berenice Fisher is a long-time activist in the peace and feminist movements. In this book, she tells how activists sometimes silence themselves when they are troubled by group dynamics.

She discusses her own experiences and also those of many other activists, including Dorothy Day, Barbara Deming, and Angela Davis.

Sometimes activists eager to promote their own truth discourage disagreement, which can result in others in their group silencing themselves. Women in particular may be inclined to sil
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Scott Neigh
A book by a life-long activist and retired scholar thinking through the many varieties of a kind of moment familiar to anyone invested in questions of justice and liberation: When we know we could speak, we should speak, perhaps at least part of us wants to speak, and yet we remain silent. This might be in debate with opponents, it might be in the face of a microaggression we witness or experience, it might be in the context of deliberations within our own groups and movements – in these instanc ...more
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