As she expressed in her own blog and in different media reports, staying at an institution that did not address the problem of sexual harassment and the toxic culture it breeds would be akin to a tacit approval of such culture. When the time came to take a stand, Sara did the most brave thing that someone in her position could do: she quit so as not to be complicit in a system that perpetuates oppression. Sara’s resignation is a tremendous loss for feminism in general and more specifically, for women of color across all of Europe where we sorely lack strong intellectual voices in public institutions.
I wrote something about Sara Ahmed’s resignation from Goldsmiths University.
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