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Alice Coote on gender via trouser roles

Here‘s a very insightful look into gender via opera from mezzo Alice Coote. I’ll leave you with two quotes from the article:

Some directors find it preferable not to even try to create the illusion of maleness, and want me to play a transparently “female” male, a choice which actually throws up many more nuanced and interesting questions than those faced by a female actor playing as close to a male as is possible.

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Mezzos & Contraltos

foreign student, and a woman

It’s the end of my first year as a foreign student. During the whole year I found it hard to “fit in”. The issue is that I’ve had the feeling that to be part of the community of my department was difficult: everybody was polite, but there was always this feeling of distance. 372 more words


I just justified flirting and sexual desire by saying “I am a male”.

That’s not okay. Females can do that too 👍

I don’t really know why people tear others down from expressing a desire we all feel. 28 more words


I stirred together

powders and silks, leather, jet,

nothing fit the bill.


I mixed mascara,

spandex, lipstick, sheen and streak,

pearl pink, pink plastic. 14 more words


My Journey to Fulfillment as a Mother

I was a stay at home mom for 10 years by choice but I wouldn’t go back to it now.

“I don’t need an education, I am going to be a stay-at-home mom, unlike you!” The snarky teenage me yelled at my mom.  1,636 more words


Part 2: Gender and the crisis in Ukraine

In the first article of my series about the crisis in Ukraine, since 2013, I wrote a criticism of what I called the “pro-Russia” Left. No surprisingly I faced some criticism including that my article didn’t address capitalism or unfairly equated Russian and American power, all of which… 3,910 more words