Resignation

Colleagues and killjoys,

It is with sadness that I announce that I have resigned from my post at Goldsmiths. It is not the time to give a full account of how I came to this decision. In a previous post, I described some of the work we have been doing on sexual harassment within universities. Let me just say that I have resigned in protest against the failure to address the problem of sexual harassment. I have resigned because the costs of doing this work have been too high.

This decision was difficult. The Centre for Feminist Research has been a lifeline and a shelter. We have together created a space within the institution that has been a space to breathe. It has been a space that is not populated by the same old bodies.

I want to thank in particular all the students I have been lucky enough to work with especially those who participated in the Feminist Postgraduate Forum and the Sexism Working Group. I read your letter, and I was filled once again with a sense of hope for feminist futures.

Resignation is a feminist issue.

I hope to write a post with this title once I have had time to reflect on what has happened and what has not happened.

Sometimes we have to leave a situation because we are feminists. Wherever I am, I will be a feminist. I will be doing feminism. I will be living a feminist life. I will be chipping away at the walls.

In solidarity,

Sara

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feminist killjoy, affect alien, angry queer woman of colour
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  10. Justine says:

    Your blog came up in conversation the other day, and somehow I found this page. The phrase “resignation is a feminist issue” resonated with me, because I did, too. Though there are still times that I question my decision and second guess myself, despite almost two years of therapy and finally finding another job, I know that it was the only choice I had to empower myself in that situation. The decision almost broke me. Now, watching the final months of campaigns in the U.S., I know that I am still not alone, and these are treacherous waters. This is my story. http://ahalfbakedlife.blogspot.com/2013/06/nablopomo-trouble-with-just-leaning-in.html .

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