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Author: Leigh Stein

A Room of Our Own

I recently attended a low-key feminist meet-up, at which a diverse group of women sat around a table eating cheese and talking about things like how to ask for a raise, and how to practice self care and avoid burnout in high-stress jobs. Fifteen minutes into the conversation, a man arrived. One of the organizers introduced him as a feminist ally, and we resumed our conversation, but something in the room changed dramatically when he joined us at the table. The conversation immediately veered off track, as we had to accommodate his frequent interruptions and non-sequiturs. When asked to...

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