The Pleasure Report

The Pleasure Report
Hedonists for Justice. News from the front lines of feeling good.
Created 18 May 2020
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  • Fare Thee Well 2021
    31 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Minnesota 2021, SJJ Well. It’s over. Our family closed out 2021 in Minnesota with Covid. It’s been mild but complicated. Everyone had a very different idea about what it meant to get a positive test r...
  • Pleasurable Products
    13 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Hello readers. The Pleasure Report will be on break until the new year. May your holidays be filled with delights. See you in 2022. A few years ago, my friend Cynthia slipped on the ice and bruised so...
  • Plastic Paradise
    03 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Still from This Mortal Plastik, by Jess Irish When the pandemic caused us to shutter ourselves into our homes, artist Jess Irish began digging into her trash. The plastic debris she found there was a ...
  • What Goes In Must Come Out
    26 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Poop is a Prayer Now that we’ve had our day of consumption, how about a moment for our digestion? Let’s give thanks for what’s now in our belly and also our upper and lower intestine. It’s a day for o...
  • What Goes in Must Come Out
    26 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Poop is a Prayer Now that we’ve had our day of consumption, how about a moment for our digestion? Let’s give thanks for what’s now in our belly and also our upper and lower intestine. It’s a day for o...
  • The Drop In
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Recently, Joe and I found ourselves in Times Square, my least favorite part of the city. Advertisements five stories tall demand attention. News tickers slink around buildings and are impossible to ig...
  • Happy Birthday to Us
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    “I am claiming today —for myself and for all of us— as a new day dedicated to pleasure as a radical personal and political act. We have all been living on the edge, getting a daily injection of fear. ...
  • Touch the Jaguar
    31 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    The veil between us and our ancestors is thin the next few days, according to many cultures and traditions. From the Celtic Samhain to Día de los Muertos and All Hallow’s Eve and Halloween, people aro...
  • The Pleasurable Pursuit of Justice
    22 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 1 2
    “Pleasure is helping people feel better about themselves in whatever situation they are in.” —Magdaleno Rose Avila In her book Pleasure Activism, adrienne marie brown asks, “How do we make social just...
  • My Father’s Boots
    10 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 6
    My father lives on a small farm in Northern Minnesota where he grows tomatoes and experiments with varieties of seeds from his travels. He raised chickens until last month when an aerie of eagles took...
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