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Fiction Feature: CORONA by Bushra Rehman

October 2, 2013
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Corona (and I’m not talking about the beer) Corona, Queens 1983 Corona, and I’m not talking about the beer. I’m talking about a little village perched under the number 7 train in Queens between Junction Boulevard and 111th Street. I’m talking about the Corona Ice King, Spaghetti Park, and P.S. 19. The Corona F....
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3 poems by Meg Wade

September 25, 2013
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The Skinning House   There’s howling in the woods out back.   ………………………..The creepy light at the bottom of the pool.   ………………………..All my fucking hair in the bathtub.   There are empty spaces inside me, places to hide my failures, and here I am hiding my body in broad daylight.   .    ...
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I Used To Believe…Now I Know

September 17, 2013
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By Lara Lillibridge I used to believe that my mother was complicit in everything that went wrong in my life. I knew that she wasn’t particularly interested in raising children. I never listened to her protestations that she had wanted my brother and I very badly and loved us very much. She always loved...
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Feminists We Love: Layli Maparyan

September 6, 2013
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Layli Maparyan is the Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director of The Wellesley Centers for Women, one of the nation’s leading organizations committed to research and action programs dedicated to women and girls. Regarding her appointment, Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly stated, I am so pleased that Dr. Maparyan will join Wellesley in this...
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Evelyn Blackwood on Love and Family

September 3, 2013
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By Evelyn Blackwood When gay people were the deviants of society, and were accused of engaging in illicit and immoral acts, it was easy to disregard the fundamental claims being asserted in those acts.  Now that the legitimacy of marriage is one of the primary goals of the gay movement and of many LGBT...
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Op-Ed: When A Mother Chooses the Pump

August 25, 2013
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By Swati Marquez Three days after I gave birth — following 54 hours of labor, including eighteen hours of IV fluids that left me (and my breasts) swollen with edema — my daughter was jaundiced, listless, losing weight, and not producing wet diapers. Lactation consultants told me her problem was “inability to latch.” In...
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My Dollhouse, Myself: Miniature Histories

August 14, 2013
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By Nicole Cooley   In the Dollhouse Nursery Painted sea foam green, the nursery you arrange on the top floor of your dollhouse has enough space for a gallery of beds—single cots with sheets stretched tight, wrought iron cribs, satin-quilted bassinets.  So many babies. Think Hospital. Think Orphanage. In this world, you don’t have...
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Don Lemon and the Vilification of Unwed Mothers

August 8, 2013
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By Rabi’a Hakima The intersection between racism and sexism is where a brown-skinned male news anchor can, from his privileged position of maleness, propose to combat racial disparities by talking down to African-American women and girls about their reproductive choices. CNN’s Don Lemon recently agreed with Bill O’Reilly who blamed “the disintegration of the...
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Feminists We Love: Michael Kimmel (Video)

July 26, 2013
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Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University, is a nationally-recognized scholar and activist committed to the study of manhood and masculinity.  His book Manhood in America: A Cultural History is a seminal text on the subject.  When the third edition of the text was published in 2011, Christopher Forth...
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2 pieces by Julia Gordon

July 24, 2013
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Walter Closes the Door Gently When somebody dies in this community, the people within, not knowing how else to ease the burden of grief that they cannot unyoke from the mourners’ shoulders, fall back on one thing that they can do: they bring food. Great trays of it. Lasagna and pot roast. Green bean...
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  • 2 poems by Margaree Little molly little

    BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  [...]

  • Two Poems by Erin Parks then and now

    By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how [...]

  • Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller GIRL_A~1

    By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale [...]