Tag Archives: gender issues

Foursquare 2.6 and Female Poetry Magic

Tonight I made the very tardy Foursquare 2.6, a.k.a. the November issue. It’s gorgeous, the poetry goes together nicely, and all in all I’m very happy with everything about it except that it’s really late. There’s a kind of magic … Continue reading

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And a link-wink at Lemon Hound.

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Protected: Lustgarten to Lederhosen

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Protected: At least I’m not the only one who misunderstood Lolita

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Protected: Lolita

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Protected: Is that all there is?

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Protected: Driving thoughts

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Protected: The art of conquest

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Protected: The finish lines

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Protected: I think

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Protected: The one ring

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Protected: Our daughters’ daughters will adore us / And sing in grateful chorus

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Protected: So this one blond gets all empowered…

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Protected: There’s no place like home.

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Brazil to subsidize birth control

Another victory in the war against Catholicism’s sadistic goal of keeping the poor as powerless as possible.

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A guerilla attack in the ongoing war against patriarchy and the heterosexual hegemony.

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Best response so far to the Lynne Cheney report: I’m sad my ‘Women and Domestic Space’ ENLT didn’t make the cut. She probably got excited and thought it was a Home Ec class.

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politics of bodies and designs

Congratulations Mexico City! Side effects from reading this report on the politics of content in higher-education literature courses may include nausea, headache, body pains, trichotillomania and depression. On a different note, am I the only person who likes toile? There … Continue reading

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"Social responsibility"

What’s with the headline of this article? 2 of the 3 words advised to be banned are sexist, not racist words. Yet another occasion where it’s implicitly ok to be sexist (it’s something we can all share in, regardless of … Continue reading

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(mao mischaracterized dinner parties)

Sometimes I worry about whether I’m intelligent, or more precisely, I worry about whether I am sufficiently demonstrating my intelligence. “I’m smart!” I want people to know that, but then again, what difference does it make? Who cares? Most people … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE 1.9 (Love)

FOURSQUARE 1.9 (Love) Love poems by Elisa Gabbert & Kathleen Rooney; Sharon Harris et al.; o. hunt; and kathryn l. pringle & Magdalena Zurawski. Cover valentine by Krista Stout (I’m a sucker for a pink elephant). ***If you aren’t going … Continue reading

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Detorie or Boyer?

Yesterday I was asked to distinguish between the vispo of Michelle Detorie and that of Anne Boyer. To me, the differences are obvious, but I had not sat down and tried to put them into words. This is what I … Continue reading

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Oh brother.

It’s official. “Flarf” has become a catch-all term for techniques LangPo was using 30 years ago, characteristics termed “postmodern” in any other art form, and critical thought, irony, and satire in general. Is it a way of reviving the anti-commercialist … Continue reading

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five things

1. I’m happy that the movie Groundhog Day exists because it makes things easier to explain.2. Ray sent me this article on marriage in matriarchal culture.3. My horoscope today tells me to “let my inner superhero out.”4. I’ve recently acquired … Continue reading

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Protected: V-Day (or, men are mean thoughtless selfish pigs)

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There was a rumor that I liked men. This is false.

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WOMB!

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academia & pathology

I didn’t take the “trauma theory” course this semester, which was probably a mistake. One thing that continually bothers me about academic discourse is how it denies, disseminates, and disavows violence against women. It seems like every week we read … Continue reading

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looktouchblog 1.0 + 4SQ 1.5

I’m working to rescusitate, revise, and republish the old looktouchblog. It’s incomplete and always will be, now, but it exists for reference purposes. So far I’ve just put up the first six months, but the rest of the year will … Continue reading

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the escape

Four years ago today I left my ex-boyfriend, Aaron. We were engaged, and we’d been dating three weeks shy of six years. I was a first-year PhD student; I’d begun dating him as a junior in high school. He was, … Continue reading

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