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Posts Tagged: women’s bodies

The Power of the Crone: Ursula K. Le Guin’s No Time to Spare

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Sweet, nurturing, platitude-accepting granny Le Guin is not.

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Fraught Woods: Chelsea Rathburn’s Still Life with Mother and Knife

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These are the woods through which we walk from an early age.

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A Political Pregnancy

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Are my choices in this culture so firmly dictated by my ability to give birth?

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The Thread: Lacuna

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If nobody tells you what to call a feeling, your emotions have a gap.

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Lesbian Poetry’s Vatic Voices: The Specter of Ecocatastrophe

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Change happens. It is dramatic. Poetry transformed lesbian lives.

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Off the Grid: Talking with Jamie Beth Cohen

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Jamie Beth Cohen discusses her debut novel, WASTED PRETTY.

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The Thread: Hairy Mary Full of Grace

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What a strange depiction. Mary, mother of Jesus, covered in hair.

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Energizing the Choir: A Conversation with Lindy West

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Lindy West discusses her new essay collection, THE WITCHES ARE COMING.

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Spines of the Finwomen

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This may be a reclamation story.

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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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Masculinity and Fatal Desire in The Skin I Live In

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Why, in art of all things, should we ignore the intuition of the body?

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #184: Caroline Hagood

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“I wanted to write a manifesto on the artistic act of a woman looking and making.”

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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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Mixed Feelings: A Valentine to Aging Women

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Letting go of these ideas about a woman’s value feels like the obvious thing to do, but it’s really hard.

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Violence and Tenderness: The Explosive Expert’s Wife by Shara Lessley

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Lessley’s poems remind us: “Because to cry’s / a sign, to cry is proof, / there’s life.”

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Unsung Choices: Blue Rose by Carol Muske-Dukes

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Can women ever fully escape the restrictions upon them, the risk to their bodies that comes from being born female?

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Smoke Screen

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I am an oracle who, while dispensing answers to all those who seek them, cannot predict my own future.

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The Thread: Outside the Gaze

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This is the story I needed as a young girl; this is the story we all need.

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