The opposite of masculine rape culture is masculine nurturance culture: men* increasing their capacity to nurture, and becoming whole. The Ghomeshi trial is back in the news, and it brings violent sexual assault back into people’s minds and daily conversations. Of course violence is wrong, even when the court system for handling it is a disaster. That part seems […]
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There is a variation on ‘Not All Men.’ It is called ‘I Feel Bad When You Say That.’ My godson Kyle is six. He is fairly emotionally perceptive for his age, as his grownups have been working with him to create an emotionally responsible and self-aware boy who we hope will grow into an emotionally […]
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Note: This piece appears in Dwutygodnik.com / Biweekly.pl at the following URL: https://www.dwutygodnik.com/artykul/9395-300-silowa-perswazja-i-kurs-na-zwyczajnosc.html Coercive Persuasion and the Alignment of the Everyday What does electoral politics have to do with intimate partner violence? A few days ago, I listened to the newly minted president of the US, on a cold bright winter’s day, look out over […]
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The first debate of the nightmare (did I say nightmare? I meant November) 2020 election offers a useful metaphor. While I was watching the moderator last night pleading over and over again with 45 to just give the other dude his two minutes, to even try to take turns, I found myself thinking – were […]
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I’ve recorded an audiobook format of The Opposite of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture! The essay is now available as an audiobook in itunes, scribd, Google Play, and Author’s Direct. It will be rolling out in the coming weeks in these additional places and your local library: Listen to a free preview in itunes, or […]
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Book Contributor Roundup The contributors to Turn This World Inside Out have done podcasts and dialogue webinars about the book over the year; I thought it might be nice to have them all in one place. Please note some of these are open access available publicly, and some, like Dawn Serra or the Healing Justice […]
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Welcome back from summer! If you’re wanting more Nurturance Culture for your ears and eyes here are a few favourites from the first few months of the book going live: 1. Interview with Isabella Wang in Room Magazine 2. Dawn Serra’s Sex Gets Real Podcast: https://www.dawnserra.com/ep280/ 3. Laborwave: https://player.fm/series/laborwave-revolution-radio/turn-this-world-inside-out-the-opposite-of-rape-culture-is-nurturance-culture-w-nora-samaran We explored some personal topics the host […]
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It exists! The physical book has arrived!
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Happy to say that this little book Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture is scheduled for release on June 18, 2019. You can already pre-order! Early Bird Pre-order 25% off direct from AK Press I’m excited to share these essays and dialogues with wonderful contributors. Book includes dialogue pieces on themes: ‘Jon […]
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Hi! I hope everyone’s having a good turning of the seasons ❤ You may have heard: the blog at norasamaran.com has grown into a book accepted by my favourite indie publisher. In addition to hard copy of the most popular blog posts, the book will include never-before seen content, including a new introduction and exciting […]
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“Feminism taught me the difference between a conviction in the head and a change in the way you live.” –Stuart Hall, speaking of things he learned from Catherine Barrett From 1996 to 2005 I worked at a summer camp in Western Massachusetts teaching kids conflict resolution skills. In a beautiful mountain setting, we worked to […]
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HI everyone! This post is a transcript of a talk organized by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities Friday Oct 13. Since the invitation to do the talk grew out of the Nurturance Culture blog, I decided to write it the same way I would write any other piece. I posted the in-process work here, and it grew […]
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