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On Bodymind and (Migraine) Pain

While sitting in my doctor’s waiting room this morning, I began working my way through Margaret Price’s “The Bodymind Problem and the Possibilities of Pain.” I’ve been trying to come up with a metaphor for my experience of reading this … Continue reading

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Implications

The other day, I was tweeting about this question of “can the (autistic) subaltern speak?” when one thing hit me that hadn’t occurred to me before: If I’m going down this road, I have to be professionally “out” about my … Continue reading

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In Which I Guest Post and Then Tell You About It

I have a guest post up at Alas, a Blog: What We’re Not Talking About When We Talk About Guns and Rape. Premise: when we insist the answer to rape is to arm women, we further entrench rape culture. We … Continue reading

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Context Matters. Words Matter. On Quvenzhané Wallis and the Onion’s Tweet

[WARNING: Feminism ahead.] This is going to be shorter than I’d like, because I’m having awful hand pain and still have to type a bunch of things tonight.  But I can’t not post it. In case you missed it, among … Continue reading

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“The Sport is Gay, Deal With It”: Erica Rand Explores Figure Skating and Gender (Book Review)

I’m a figure skater. I’m what U.S. Figure Skating calls an “adult skater,” which means I took to the ice after my chances at Olympic glory had passed but before I was technially dead. It’s a trait I share with … Continue reading

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My Graduate Studies Will Be Intersectional or They Will Be Bull@*(#!

Intersectionality Theory:  A way of looking at texts so as to trace simultaneously the interlocking oppressions they describe and enforce; a recognition that authors, characters, and societies produce and are products of all their particular privileges and oppressions acting at … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Handbooks: A(nother) Note on Appraisal

I’ve had a steady trickle of commenters asking if I can give them a price estimate for their vintage Girl Scout handbooks for several months now, and I suspect that number is about to skyrocket, seeing as the blog and … Continue reading

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