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Posts Tagged: reproductive rights

Parallel Planes: The Ghosts of Mothers and Daughters

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I need to hear myself say it out loud to make it real.

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Anger as Fuel: A Conversation with Dani Burlison

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Dani Burlison discusses ALL OF ME: STORIES OF LOVE, ANGER, AND THE FEMALE BODY.

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This Week in (Reproductive Rights) Essays

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Our storytelling, the sharing of our necessary truths, is needed now more than ever.

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The Thread: On Justice

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I can’t speak, but I can scream.

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Truth through Fiction: Talking with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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You Like That, Baby?: The Myth of Feminine Mystery

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“It’s like a damn Rubik’s cube down there!”

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A Part of Me

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Now my not wanting men to be front and center in my life capitalized sperm into a rare commodity. Empowered reproduction is largely a myth.

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Support the 7-inches for Planned Parenthood Project Today

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Don’t miss this new series of 7-inch records and digital downloads to benefit Planned Parenthood!

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An Eerie Prescience: Talking with Joyce Carol Oates

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Author Joyce Carol Oates discusses how the political climate affected the writing of her latest novel, A Book of American Martyrs, how she uses Twitter, and why predictions are a waste of time.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Achy Obejas

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Achy Obejas discusses her new collection, The Tower of the Antilles, what she’s learned from translating works of others, and why we should all read poetry every day.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #82: Cecil Castellucci

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The artistic oeuvre of Cecil Castellucci is dauntingly varied and vast. A singer/songwriter, a playwright, a librettist, she is also the author of many books, ranging from the picture book Grandma’s Gloves (winner of the California Book Award Gold Medal) to the YA novels Boy Proof, Tin Star, and the part comic, part prose novel […]

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Eggs as Protest Art

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Eggs are an ancient symbol of fertility, but the artist Martha W. Lewis is also using them as a medium to express current political frustrations about alternative facts, election hacking, wall building—and threats to women’s reproductive rights. Lewis is one of more than three hundred visual, spoken word, and performance artists whose work is featured in “Nasty Women New Haven,” […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, the bimonthly magazine of international literature World Literature Today released its March 2017 issue, with the timely theme “Dystopian Visions.” The issue features thirteen writers’ dark speculations on the future, crossing the globe from Cuba to Japan. In this time in the United States when dystopian fiction isn’t seeming quite so fictional anymore, the […]

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Sound & Vision: Leah Hayes

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Allyson McCabe talks with Leah Hayes, acclaimed illustrator, graphic novelist, songwriter, and musician.

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We Brown Women

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Our bodies will not be your banners. We are not yours to use and abuse, we are not yours to dupe. We see through your words, and we see your violence.

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“Man, You Better Watch Out”: Why Women Keep Marching Against Trump

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[A protest’s] job is to hearten the people who’re part of it, to let them look into the eyes of those who agree with them, to help them feel less alone.

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This Week In Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Well, it’s been one week under the Trump administration, and already we are living in a land of “alternative facts.” After Kellyanne Conway used the term to defend Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s falsehoods regarding the inauguration crowd size on Sunday, the American people were, understandably, reminded of George Orwell’s 1984, and sales of the book […]

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Who Run the World?

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Look through these images, and feel proud. Feel inspired. Know that yes, the battle is uphill and will be hard-won, but it will be won.

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The Alienation of an Irish Abortion

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Was it a dream? A nightmare? I felt like I’d been sold a lie. There was no husband or caring partner, no safe home or solid income. Just me, pregnant and alone, in an abortion clinic with my rapist.

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

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It’s time to take responsibility for compliancy.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Desiree Cooper

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Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Suffragette and Feminist Inaction

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A significant issue in the suffragette movement was its racist treatment of women of color.

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Writers for Choice

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When she realized her local Planned Parenthood was struggling to stay open, author and board member Lauren Groff recruited two-dozen other writers to auction off various literary swag in a fundraising event called The Choice Auction. The group, which included acclaimed writers like Roxane Gay, Emma Straub, and Meg Wolitzer, raised over $21,000 for the […]

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