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Daddy’s Little Bluebird, Daddy’s Little Girl

September 2, 2014
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R.B. Stuart

I hadn't known it then, but my only protector had died. And so did my childhood.
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Op-Ed: Illegible Pain: Palestinian Grief and Israeli TV

September 2, 2014
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By Yehuda Sharim Palestinian women never cry when they appear on Israeli TV. On news broadcasts, the same scene repeats itself: the women’s heads invariably covered with the hijab, they raise their arms, shake their fists heavenward, and scream. Tears mist their eyes but they do not collapse. The women writhe and quiver in rage....
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Normalized but Not Normal

August 29, 2014
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(Editors’ Note: the introduction to the series on #everydaysexualviolence is here. It contains a detailed trigger warning.) Pia Guerrero I lived on a tree-lined street, had a dog and a cat that I put bows and hats on, and I went to the local elementary school a block away. I liked to walk to...
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Corporal Punishment

August 29, 2014
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(Editors’ Note: The introduction to the series on #everydaysexualviolence is here. It contains a detailed trigger warning.) Myongsuk Shin I grew up in a small suburban town called Pohang in South Korea. My family immigrated to the United States when I was in middle school. From the outside, we were a pretty average upper-middle-class...
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All Women Have Stories Like These

August 28, 2014
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(Editors’ Note: The introduction to the series on #everydaysexualviolence is here. It contains a detailed trigger warning.) Anonymous As a blogger who happens to be both feminist and female, I’ve attracted more misogynistic trolls than I care to count. They pop up on occasion, then disappear.   But one troll has been consistent over...
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To the Woman Who’s Made to Feel Like She’s Difficult to Love

August 28, 2014
By
Mohadesa Najumi

By Mohadesa Najumi   Dear Woman Who’s Made to Feel Like She’s Difficult to Love,   You beautiful, soft delicate thing. You intricate thing. Why do you let the world penetrate you so deep? All their hurt and anger at your eternal fire, Fire always struggles in the ocean. He’s done it so many times....
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Fearing the Knife

August 28, 2014
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(Editors’ Note: The introduction to the series on #everydaysexualviolence is here. It contains a detailed trigger warning.) Melanie Klein My early childhood was idyllic in many respects - I spent my early years living with my parents and extended family on a large piece of property in Germany that had been in my family for...
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Gendered Violence Wasn’t the Problem; Talking about It Was.

August 27, 2014
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By Soraya Chemaly (Editors’ Note: The introduction to the series on #everydaysexualviolence is here. It contains a detailed trigger warning.) There are stories girls never tell. We hold them, quietly, until they form a carapace that we carry around with us, invisible, but thick and heavy.  I, for example, never told my parents when a...
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Op-Ed: Race, American Ideology, and Militarized Police

August 27, 2014
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By Carolyn Davis Last year, I sat in front of my television in Brookline, a Boston suburb, and watched on live TV as police officers rolled armored vehicles down the streets of neighboring Watertown. Many officers were outfitted in tactical gear fit for urban warfare. They swarmed residential streets, assuming sniper positions atop cars...
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Excerpts from In the Away Time by Kristen Nelson

August 27, 2014
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. January You called me She instead of You. “Where is she going now?” is the first question you ever asked me. You were standing on a porch next to the last She who you broke. I remember looking up at you over my shoulder and smiling. I was going skinny-dipping. F joked that if...
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  • Excerpts from In the Away Time by Kristen Nelson kristen

    . January You called me She instead of You. “Where is she going now?” is the first question you ever asked me. You were standing on a porch next to the last She who you broke. I remember looking up at you over my shoulder and smiling. I was going skinny-dipping. [...]

  • Poems for Ferguson: Vanessa Huang and Aya de Leon Michael-Brown-Ferguson-Missouri-Shooting-Petition-Racism-america_2014-08-15_17-44-22

    Two poets consider Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the crucial ways in which Black Life Matters.     How Do I Love Thee? A love poem from the Ferguson, MO police dept to Black residents: An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 by Aya de Leon . How [...]

  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]