Sometimes people use humor to question the status quo, the use of power, and various -isms. It’s a court-jester thing, you know, how the jester was often the only one who could get away with telling the truth instead of simpering before the king. 219 more words
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One of the great laments I have is that I never read great works of literature. Yeats, Hemingway, Twain, Dostoyevsky, Woolf, Plath and Thoreau are a mere sampling of the great cloud of literary witnesses whose company I’ve failed to keep. 424 more words
I am not one to eschew the feminist label. I am a feminist, plain and simple.
But I reject the notion that there is one standard definition of “feminist.” I remember how rejected and misunderstood I once felt in the women’s studies department of my undergraduate institution — so much so, in fact, that I dropped my women’s studies minor a mere one class short of completion. 233 more words