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Posts Tagged: sexual violence

Scrutinizing the Ties That Bind: Melissa Febos’s Girlhood

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By the end of the collection, Febos has managed to rewrite or erase entirely many parts of the patriarchal script that held her bound.

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The Dangerous Myth of the “Perfect Victim”: A Conversation with Jonathan Parks-Ramage

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Jonathan Parks-Ramage discusses his debut novel, YES, DADDY.

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The Alternative Hypotheses: A Conversation with Brandon Taylor

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Brandon Taylor discusses his new story collection, FILTHY ANIMALS.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Kristy’s Invisible Hand and Das Baby-Sitters Club Kapital”

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The babysitters inspired me, and Kristy’s entrepreneurial vision seemed plain yet elegant; easy-to-follow, too.

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Hell Is a Young Man: Fraternity by Benjamin Nugent

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The brutality of frat culture, Nugent suggests, is a veneer that hardly masks its devotees’ miseries and insecurities.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Morowa Yejidé

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Morowa Yejidé discusses her new novel, CREATURES OF PASSAGE.

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Fundamentally, Necessarily Vulnerable: A Conversation with jamie hood

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jamie hood discusses her debut book, HOW TO BE A GOOD GIRL.

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The Violent and the Sensual: original kink by Jubi Arriola-Headley

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Violence can be turned around, turned into pleasure, or an act of freedom, or an act of defiance.

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Revisiting and Reinventing the Body: A Conversation with Destiny O. Birdsong

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Destiny O. Birdsong discusses her debut poetry collection, NEGOTIATIONS.

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Still Wouldst Thou Sing: Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal

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Figures from antiquity—those masks of learned, privileged poets—are rendered utterly contemporary, down to earth.

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Through a Prism: A Conversation with Sarah Kasbeer

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Sarah Kasbeer discusses her debut essay collection, A WOMAN, A PLAN, AN OUTLINE OF A MAN.

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He Comes While We Are Walking

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It doesn’t feel good, does it? I didn’t see it coming either.

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On Hauntings and Huntings: Talking with Jihyun Yun

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Jihyun Yun discusses her debut poetry collection, SOME ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY.

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Setting Yourself Free: A Conversation with Alisson Wood

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Alisson Wood discusses her debut memoir, BEING LOLITA.

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A Fantastic Communion: Renaissance Normcore by Adèle Barclay

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Salt—the speaker’s only remains, after she dives into the ocean and sets herself free of the past.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Lauren J. Sharkey

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Lauren J. Sharkey discusses her debut novel, INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER.

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The Rumpus Interview Mini-Interview Project #216: Corinne Manning

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“I’ve never had a book happen to me the way WE HAD NO RULES did.”

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Learning to Listen: A Conversation with Natalia Hero

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Natalia Hero discusses her debut novella, HUM.

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On Loss of Land and Loss of Girlhood: Taneum Bambrick’s Vantage

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Girlhood remains, like the land, a constant site of male fascination, desire, and violence.

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ENOUGH: The Most Important Thing a Woman Could Be

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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ENOUGH: Flesh and Bone and Ash

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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