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Women We Read This Week

Kim Brooks’ “The Day I Left My Son in the Car” in Salon “Every year, 30 to 40 children, usually under the age of six, die after being left alone in cars.” We’ve all heard these excruciating news stories, and like probably everyone who read Brooks’ essay, I thought this was going to be one […]

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Rachele Kanigel’s “The Shadow Sex” in San Francisco magazine On November 4 of last year, Fleischman, who identifies as agender—neither male nor female—was set on fire while sleeping on an AC Transit bus on the way home from school. A surveillance camera captured video of another teen igniting Fleischman’s skirt with a lighter, and the […]

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Rose Lichter-Marck’s “Vivian Maier and the Problem of Difficult Women” in The New Yorker Vivian Maier worked as a nanny in Chicago between the nineteen-fifties and the nineteen-seventies. She took hundreds of thousands of photos in New York, France, South America, and Asia and, like some modern-day Emily Dickinson, she showed her artwork to almost […]

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Eva Saulitis’s “Wild Darkness” in Orion For the past twenty-six years, Eva Saulitis has hiked trails along streams in Prince William Sound observing humpbacked salmon. She sees the salmon cycle through her own experience with incurable metastatic breast cancer. Saulitis is a whale researcher, and in September, when the salmon are spawning and dying, she’s […]

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Alice Bolin’s “The Oldest Story: Toward a Theory of a Dead Girl Show,” in the Los Angeles Review of Books I like True Detective the way I like Bad Brains–I appreciate the artistry while at the same time maintaining criticism of of the inherent misogyny/homophobia/what-have-you. Unlike Bad Brains, though, I don’t think True Detective pushes […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones’ “Resegregation in the American South” in The Atlantic Focusing on the experiences of three generations of Tuscaloosa, Alabama residents, Nikole Hannah-Jones paints a depressing and accurate picture of resegregation in the American South. She addresses the very real fact that, despite Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, segregation is still very much […]

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“It’s Always Spilling Over the Edges”: Jamie Green interviews Leslie Jamison on BuzzFeed I’ve been loving Leslie Jamison’s essays from her new collection, The Empathy Exams, that have come out recently in The Believer and Harper’s. They’re narratives that plunge into the frustrating world of doctor-patient communication and the vulnerability of a patient’s narrative. She […]

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