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At Gawker, Cord Jefferson writes about Stand Your Ground laws and his experience with racial profiling. xoJane ran a pieace about renouncing marriage on feminist grounds. Callie Collins discusses Wendy Davis’ filibuster and what it meant to her for The Rumpus: What I’m asking is that you do not yield to the truly ugly things about Texas—Kimberly … Continue reading

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July is International Zine Month! Read a zine! Make a zine!  This isn’t a feminist/literary link, but NPR has been doing important coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. Some time ago, Broad! linked to this essay on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope on our Facebook page. It made me revisit a piece that Rookie published … Continue reading

June 2013: Roots
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June 2013: Roots

Christina Matekel Gibson is the winner of our June readers write challenge on the theme of roots. Congratulations, Christina!  You are my Roots Through the mirror, I watch your lips purse slightly while shaving, like a male model from Eastern Europe. When I roll over, our cat, so childlike, does too. Last week, I followed a … Continue reading

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On the feminist/political front: Wendy Davis is incredible. And Ruth Bader Ginsburg is notoriously so. At Autostraddle: queer equality must run deeper than marriage equality and the blow to the Voting Rights Act is a critical blow to civil rights. On the literary front: An interview with the excellent Roxane Gay. Fund socially conscious science fiction lit! … Continue reading

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VICE Draws Ire by Staging Female Author Suicides Annalisa Quinn, NPR Trigger Warning: suicide The stylist and set designer are women. The models are women. But many famous male writers have committed suicide — David Foster Wallace, Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson, just to name a few. So why is this spread women only? Is this … Continue reading

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Brittany introduced me to an interesting new writerly blog, MFA Day Job. From their description: Some of the writers featured here love their jobs. Others are just getting through the day. Some wake up at four a.m. to write, and some squeeze writing time in every few weeks. Some don’t have paying jobs, but depend on … Continue reading