I understand, and not knowing how to express myself without pagan words, I’d...– Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat
As news unravels around the grand jury report revealing charges against former...– Penn State’s Other Cover-Up: Death Threats To Black Students | News One
From the Last Canto of Paradise (Paradiso XXXIII:46-48, 52-66) As I drew nearer to the end of all desire, I brought my longing’s ardor to a final height, Just as I ought. My vision, becoming pure, Entered more and more the beam of that high light That shines on its own truth. From then, my seeing Became too large for speech, which fails a sight Beyond all boundaries, at...
There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on...– Mencius
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.– Albert Camus
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What’s particularly notable, I realized, is how we’re trained simply to accept...– Glenn Greenwald
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.– Walt Whitman
The immense space suddenly becomes vacant: then illuminated.– Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 2 February 1940
Teratogenesis in the City of Townsville
Feminist Frequency is a feminist media analyst group dedicated to analyzing issues of gender in social media. Feminist Frequency recently did a series for Bitch Magazine titled: “Tropes vs. Women,” exposing and criticizing the ways the media perpetuates harmful stereotypes, tropes, and ideas about women and women’s roles. For the final installment in the series, Feminist Frequency addresses the...
The subtext of Herman Cain’s jokes isn’t quite the opposite, but it is...– Conor Friedersdorf
THE PROBLEMS WITH UNIVERSALISM
In response to Laura Bush’s address on Muslim women from Nov. 17, 2001 http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/mediaclip.php?clipid=24992 For Laura Bush, the Taliban’s treatment of women is deviant, and thus amoral. She argues this by distinguishing the treatment of Afghan women under the Taliban from “Muslims around the world,” who in her eyes uphold the true morals and principles of Islamic...
The thought came to me my second month into college. I had hit what appeared to be a temporary bit of writer’s block, which I thought was engendered by stress. It made sense: I was busy doing work, making my first forays into extra-curriculars, solidifying, expanding and facilitating new relationships. I assumed my writing had taken a back seat because for the first time in a while I was...
There is a wolf in me … fangs pointed for tearing gashes … a red tongue for raw...– Carl Sandburg, from “Wilderness”
My sense of time changed; I had no sense of an ending, much less a happy...– Karen Durbin, “On Being A Woman Alone”