A Productive Look is a blog by Jas Johl, a women's policy expert with a degree in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University and a passion to share ideas about women's policy advances.

Watch Yale Historian Explain the 3 Things You Can Do To Resist Facism

Watch Yale Historian Explain the 3 Things You Can Do To Resist Facism

I like these points on fascism:

“Don’t obey in advance,” was Snyder’s first instruction. He doesn’t necessarily mean obeying leaders or authority rather, “don’t follow what everyone else is doing… figure out what you stand for and be yourself.”

His second instruction was that Americans must defend institutions. Many anticipate that “the institution will save us” but Snyder said that this kind of thinking is wrong. “We have to save the institutions. They don’t do it on their own. This is the moment of ‘ask not what the institutions can do for you. Ask what you can do for the institutions.'”

His third was for Americans to believe in the truth. “Without truth, we don’t have trust. Without trust, we don’t have the rule of law. Without the rule of law, we don’t have democracy,” he continued.

“It was the fascists who said, ‘everyday life doesn’t matter."

Watch the full Real Time interview with Yale Professor Timothy Snyder, here

Enosiophobia

Enosiophobia

Denial & Domestic Violence In Big Little Lies

Denial & Domestic Violence In Big Little Lies