Politics Sunday


It’s Sunday, so as always, the Rumpus has links to political stories that aim to do more than make you angry at people you already disagree with.

At Guernica, “Where do architectural wonders, coat hanger abortions, virtual slave labor, and a modern underground railroad meet?”

Recessions might make us live longer.

Sexual abuse in juvy — “A full 80 percent of the abuse reported in the study was perpetrated not by other inmates but by staff. And shockingly, 95 percent of the youth making such allegations said they were victimized by female staff.” (via)

I hadn’t heard anything from Camille Paglia lately, so I found this old interview (this one too), and then I had my fix.

Also, old newspapers are pretty. (via)

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at www.seth-fischer.com, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →