Posts Tagged: breast cancer

What to Read When It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month


A list of books that offer various ways to understand what breast cancer means in our lives, individually and collectively. ...more

The Truth About Lying


My gut is a red, fiery drum, a beacon of rosy light. My instinct to run is a bright radioactive pink arrow, a bloody blade. I was correct. ...more

What I’ll Tell My Children: On Being ‘F***Able’ under the Regime of President-elect


It’s time to take responsibility for compliancy. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: The Year of Light and Dark


It isn’t much of a contest to say that Julie Coyne is the single most inspirational human being I have ever met. And I am here—in Xela—in part because I could use a little inspiration. ...more

Super Hot Prof-on-Student Word Sex: Julia MacDonnell


Julia was one of those “students” whom you suspect, after maybe fifteen seconds, should actually be teaching the class you are currently (allegedly) teaching. ...more

Women Dying from Being Women


Anne Boyer writes about the history of breast cancer for The New Inquiry.

There is no disease more calamitous to women’s intellectual history than breast cancer: this is because there is no disease more distinctly calamitous to women. There is also no disease more voluminous in its agonies, agonies not only about the disease itself, but also about what is not written about it, or whether to write about it, or how.