The value of Rossetti’s poem lies in both the expert use of the Petrarchan sonnet, a particularly challenging form to master in English, and in the poet’s complex stance on the role of art in creating and re-enforcing images of women.
Sharia law: when laws are created or interpreted based on religion.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman addressing members of the Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1916 (Photo by Getty) . Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known today for ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ (1892), a … Continue reading →
Men, listen up. In light of a year of disturbing revelations from the #MeToo movement and from last month’s profoundly troubling Brett Kavanaugh hearings and his eventual confirmation to the … Continue reading →
The woman who lived here before me was Spanish. I have found her attempts to battle the roaches pasted under the heater and sink, have swept dried beans and rice … Continue reading →
Why we must reach beyond a politics that views feminism as a struggle of women against oppression by men for a solidarity politics that seeks to end all forms of oppression. Orla … Continue reading →
In our time, neighbors posted names and addresses of abortion nurses, doctors; names of doctors’ kids, their schools. One website ran red with animated blood. Doctors died: Gunn, Britton, … Continue reading →