From The Atlantic, this intriguing look at the proposition that perhaps what is keeping women writers from enjoying as many publication credits as men is the lack of submissions by women (seems like […]
By Megan Burbank (originally posted in LunaLunamag.com) There’s a post on Tumblr I noticed about a month ago of nine delicious-looking frosted sugar cookies. But if you look closely at the […]
By Susan Lilley Gone. Gone in a blaze of taillights and dust, that’s me, dust swirling on the dirt road. Better than horses, it roars— my ally, […]
So much to say on this topic. So much wearily held in for so long. The Santa Barbara horror has pierced a long-festering soreness in women. These sad and urgent songs must […]
[The landays] lilt internally from word to word in a kind of two-line lullaby that belies the sharpness of their content, which is distinctive not only for its beauty, bawdiness, and wit, but also for the piercing ability to articulate a common truth about war, separation, homeland, grief, or love… the couplets express a collective fury, a lament, an earthy joke, a love of home, a longing for the end of separation, a call to arms, all of which frustrate any facile image of a Pashtun woman as nothing but a mute ghost beneath a blue burqa.
To my dear graduating writers — I am so sorry to be missing the big reading for graduating MFA students at the University of South Florida, where I would get to hear […]
For “The Big Question” in their April issue, The Atlantic asks “Who is the greatest fictional character of all time?” Alec Baldwin brings all his sensitivity and intelligence to bear on this question by speaking for everyone, not just himself, and by recognizing a difference in the sexes. Gag.
by Lindsey O’Brien and Andrea Ananighian at Ms. Magazine 1. She co-founded Ms. magazine 2. She said, “A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.” 3. She used her skill has […]
Be True to Your Sisters by Suzannah Gilman When my daughter was four and in pre-k she had an experience with female classmates being mean to each other and to her. At […]
Reposted from The New York Times. This is What 80 Looks Like by Gail Collins Very few people have aged as publicly. It’s been four decades since she told a reporter, “This […]