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Harlot, RN by Megan Honor

Megan, a queer radical feminist who identifies herself as white, middle-class and college-educated; writes about working as a registered nurse. She considers how her radical politics simultaneously clash and agree with nursing practices, getting involved with her labor union, favorite plants, and herbal medication.

Contains

  • Care
  • How the hell did I end up here?
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Coworkers
  • I do fucked up things
  • Getting involved with the union
  • Family support
  • Having time to talk
  • Queer at work
  • Patient satisfaction
  • I caused a pressure ulcer
  • This really exists?!
  • Patients, drugs, and hard times
  • Plants I love
  • I lie and say I don’t have regrets.
a lot of my friends have been going into nursing school and becoming nurses lately, and I always think they should talk together because they all have such intense experiences and feelings and I think it is such a great thing to be doing and I can’t imagine working within the established medical system and I am so glad when there are good people who are. So this is a zine by Megan, who is part of the “Down There” collective and is now a nurse. This zine talks about how she ended up becoming a nurse, difficult things about it, union stuff, family stuff, and lots of other things, plus a sweet section on plants she loves.

I love Megan and I love this zine. – Cindy Crabb

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Plunder #3.5 / Confessions of an SHS worker by Sandy and Elsie

“It’s a hard time to be someone who works in homelesness services. Public housing is systematically run down to force people out of the system. New public housing being built doesn’t keep up with population growth in NSW, let alone refleccting that private rental is becoming increasingly unaffordable, or that there are tens of thousands on the waiting list…”

Plunder #3 was a zine by Sandy about their experiences working in the community housing sector in Melbourne. This reissue is a split with Elsie, a community housing worker from Sydney, who responds to Sandy’s points and adds their own stories.

A6, 80 pages, b/w photocopy.