We try them on as subjects, our mythical forebears,
wondering who we are: Penelope. Persephone. Eve.
Eurydice. Sleeping Beauty, Cassandra, Ophelia, Cinderella.
Sharia law: when laws are created or interpreted based on religion.
Granddad–at war with Grandmama all
my life but drawn to women, always polite–
would have said, Yes ma’am, can’t nobody run her.
I’ve been looking forward to our book reading in the community associated with “three days of peace and music” in 1968. Woodstock, New York has long been considered a sanctuary … Continue reading →
Charlotte Turner Smith: On Being Cautioned Against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea, Because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic
In moody sadness, on the giddy brink,
I see him more with envy than fear
If we were sometimes silly, we were also wise enough to know that understanding and taking control of our bodies was a first step to taking control of our lives.
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 →
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 →
Who among us can say that we know another person’s challenges and conscience, and that we can judge for her? On July 9, 2018, President Trump selected Brett Kavanaugh as … 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 →
Yesterday a young man called me sweetheart and then widened his eyes and asked “Is that OK, to call you sweetheart? I call everyone I like sweetheart, even the men.” … Continue reading →