Reblogged from xoJane.com. It Happened to Me: I Was Slut Shamed in My Wedding Dress by Nina Talley “You know those moments that you really wish you had your wits about you? […]
I'm a Gloria Siren, a licensed attorney, and a mother of four adults. I own my own tools, drive a stick shift, am quite fond of my Old Country Roses china, can do the NY Times Crossword every day of the week, and am told I'm "high-maintenance." Whatever. I'm an experienced traveler who can navigate through airport security faster than George Clooney's character in "Up in the Air" (2009).
Reposted from Buzzfeed. What did women writers at AWP get tired of hearing? Here’s a quick visual check-in from Buzzfeed that might make you question exactly where we are in history. […]
by Suzannah Gilman A commercial shown last night during the Olympics made me sad. Children were shown riding the public bus and in other public places as well on the sofa at […]
by Suzannah Gilman The last thing I thought I would ever do is get romantically entangled with a man 25 years older than me. But here I am. I used to think […]
Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Maxine Kumin resided in Warner, New Hampshire, on Pobiz Farm, where she took her morning nude swim for decades. Morning Swim by Maxine Kumin Into […]
Reblogged from The Atlantic Monthly: As soon as children make allegations, they’re forced to take a crash course on a very daunting topic. This puts them at a huge disadvantage—and their attackers […]
Victims deserve to be believed. It’s hard to be the victim who speaks out. The victim is often blamed for stirring things up. The victim is often accused of being too picky or imagining things in her head or making too much of something. As we know, that perpetuates abuse. It gives abusers a free pass to do whatever they want. And that has got to stop.
by Suzannah Gilman You watch the news. You know the abuse of prescription painkillers is an epidemic. Opioids, which bring a high (painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin, Percocet, methadone, codeine, and fentanyl—which comes […]