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Theory is not a reality

Reading a book:

THE THEORY

“Every action has a sexual equation.”

I remember this at all times

BUT (OH NO!)

When I see HER

Nothing or… 14 more words

Poetry

Among the Bohemians

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time and Witchwind’s latest post on Left-wing men has inspired me to just go ahead. It is going to be a review stroke radfem analysis of the book… 7,514 more words

Radical Feminism

Marcus Garvey's Love Life

Amy Jacques, the second Mrs Garvey, gives an intriguing account of Marcus Garvey’s first marriage to Amy Ashwood in her book Garvey and Garveyism. “While in Harlem hospital, Amy Ashwood, a Jamaican friend from Panama, then secretary of the New York local, removed his belongings from his furnished room to her flat. 846 more words

Culture

Putting Vaginas (And Penises) In Focus

Newspaper headlines are designed to grab your attention, if not your crotch. So I completely understand why the sensational ‘vagina’ – and not the more neutral ‘body’ – was used by the In Focus editor to brand Ms Karen Lloyd’s provocative column, ‘My vagina isn’t public property’ (Sunday Gleaner, August 3, 2014). 888 more words

Culture

Let's not be Frank

Denial is not a river in Africa.

Well, I have to say you could have knocked me down with a feather. In a shock announcement, former boxing promoter Frank Maloney has revealed living as a woman for the past year, wants to be known as Kellie, and is to undergo gender reassignment surgery. 746 more words

LGBT

Dawn of the planet of the ...bonobos?

Despite glowing reviews, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes makes for disappointing viewing. Alpha male apes say things like: “apes don’t kill apes”; and the plot is a simplified Prisoners’ Dilemma. 1,023 more words

"Smut With Class": It's The Ladies' Turn

It has been the concerted effort of this blog and these essays to demonstrate that the study of literature can be more than “recognizing the Pipe as a symbol for patriarchy,” and in my last essay I touched upon the idea of sexual domination (no, not the fun kind) through a study of Richard Wilbur’s poem… 2,976 more words