Reading: “If your defense of women only exists in empty words, lofty hypotheticals—if you feel in any way comfortable or complacent in the fight to make the world safe for women, you are feeding the beast.” 📝

Reading: “What are we turning a blind eye to, in all aspects of our lives? What else have we accepted that, somewhere within us, we know is deeply unacceptable? And what now will we do about it?” 📝

Reading: “To express sympathy for bureaucrats is not to condone the system of public assistance they represent, but to acknowledge that it does not leave them unscathed either.” 📝

Reading: “People tell me to stop making things about race all of the time. But when you are not making things about race, you’re making them about whiteness all of the time.

📝 Reading: “Changing the rules to fit the situation is the exact opposite of principles, and the exact meaning of subjectivity. It’s cowardly. And it’s opportunistic.”

Was also wonderful to spend the evening eating delicious grilled treats and laughing catching up with friends. (Also, skewers really do taste better when grilled robatayaki-style over bincho-tan.)