Today’s International Transgender Day of Visibility. Started last year as a...– Transgender Day of Visibility — Feministe I always feel a little fraught on days like this, since I am so invisibly affiliated with trans identity (and therefore have plenty of cis privilege, no matter my identification). I’m aiming to make it a day of Transgender Audibility, in the sense...
Harvard Places Lectures Online
Harvard is the latest university to offer lectures for free through Apple’s iTunes store. Here are some of the topics they have made available: The Role Of The Harpsichord In Modern Parlors Writing Comedy The Hollywood Way Areas Of Research In Neuroscience: Data You Can Help Us Log The Easiest Way To Spend $34,000 Of Your Parents’ Money Business Basics 2.0: Unwiring Your Empathy ...
Americans aren’t supposed to write manifestos. We write jeremiads.– Essay - American Jeremiad - A Manifesto - NYTimes.com
Why Live Without Writing by Durs Grünbein →
Sharp and snide response to the questions poets are always asked: can you make a living doing it, how long have you been writing, and why do you write. The writing is a bit florid, but the thoughts are excellent.
It’s like each book sends out some kind of specific frequency signal that only...– The Morning News Tournament of Books - Presented by Field Notes
… Here is what’s depressing about dating while feminist. Feminism is what...– Fucking While Feminist, With Jaclyn Friedman In my case, they would also have to be willing to pick up and move across the country for my job in approximately five years. Narrowing the pool indeed!
China's theme park for dwarfs stirs criticism from... →
This reinvigorates common arguments about the sideshow from the 19th and early 20th centuries in America: the line between exploitation and empowerment is seemingly more flexible in situations of commerce.
Fencing teaches the balance, agility, mobility, timing, listening and...– Mass. Schools for Blind Gear Up for Fencing Match — kudos to Elana for the link! It has a little bit of “inspiring disability story!!” lingo, as you might expect from a mainstream news media source, but surprisingly little.
I thought I told you to wait in the car.– Tallulah Bankhead, on encountering a former lover whom she had not seen in years. Source.
Denmark: ‘There are Communists in the funhouse’– What to Call Your Period in Other Countries « TheGloss
The hands alarmed their owner. He wanted to keep them hidden away and looked...– “Hands,” by Sherwood Anderson, in Winesburg, Ohio (1919).
‘We’re through being fools here!’ he cried. ‘We ain’t going to...– From “Queer,” by Sherwood Anderson, in Winesburg, Ohio.
The coffin was from a prayer vigil, and protesters say that the coffin...– Coffin placed in front of Carnahan’s house - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com My brain honestly did not go to dead fetuses. Was it a fetus sized coffin? Who brings a coffin to a prayer vigil? (via sexartandpolitics) [I bring a fetal coffin with me wherever I go. Prayer vigils, airports, high...
This may be an unpopular opinion, but I sometimes feel that assuming disabled...– I’M SOMEWHERE ELSE: affectionate disability issues — fascinating post, hard to find a perfect quote, but really interesting and thought-provoking.
[A contemporary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire wrote that “the...– From a piece on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, documenting early white feminist responses to the fire. “To the Woman it Is a Real Tragedy”
Ergo, I tend to regard much-most humanities vs. science discussion as...– The last phrase of a short meditation on the nature of science and objectivity. I love it. The Valve | That Science Thing
On Sw!pe’s back cover is a copy of a letter written to The New York Times in...– Ok so I love this. The guards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have banded together with other city guards to make an art and literature review. A beautiful, $20 hard-stock MAGAZINE, in these times, penned and edited by people who get varicose veins and knob-knees at the expense of making sure the...
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Julie Cleary, 53, was hoping to use a new £2.8 million lift at Staplehurst train...– Source: Telegraph. It unfortunately uses the phrase “wheelchair-bound,” but I’m glad that they gave it coverage, at least.