Published in


Stop Bailing, Start Refusing

There’s a more empowering way to opt out

Photo: Mark Edward Atkinson/Getty Images

Bailing on plans used to be weirdly fun, like playing hooky with one’s social life. It could even feel like a rebellion against the relentless pace of modern life. But suddenly, there are no more opportunities for the thrill of bailing. If 2019 was pronounced “a veritable age of cancellation,” the period truly deserving of that title is upon us…




A publication from Medium on personal development.

Recommended from Medium

What are The Five Languages of Love | After marriage Step 1

One Way To Initiate A Romance, Enlist A Mutual Friend

Regrets and apologies

Valentine’s Day Pla

Case of the Ex, Episode Three

Predatory Men Routinely Sidestep Sexual Consent

Friendships Are Important

Ten Rules I Recommend To Survive A Narcissistic Break-Up.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ellie Anderson, Ph.D.

Ellie Anderson, Ph.D.

Ellie Anderson is a professor at Pomona College and co-host of Overthink podcast. She specializes in European philosophy & feminist theory.

More from Medium

How to Feel Shit

Three Things That Really Annoy Me As A parent

A baby grips it’s parents little finger

Sign Language Is Not Just for Deaf People


comic of santa and a robber meeting on the roof