Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday Reading



Mom, Is it War Yet? – Part II: Two Suns in the Sunset
by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson
By the time I had reached high school I was convinced that the Soviet threat was an absurdity – although I had not yet realized the enormity of the NATO threat.
Read More at Black Agenda Report


Yes Trigger Warnings Do Help Me: Here’s How
by Olivia
I’ve talked before about trigger warnings, what they are, why they’re useful. It might seem like I’ve covered every element of the discussion possible. But there’s something odd that I’ve seen in discussions of triggers: no one is willing to say that they are the ones helped by trigger warnings.
Read More at We Got So Far To Go


“I Was Just Another Piece of Property” – Escape Chapter 8: Newlywed
by Dana Hunter
Carolyn Jessop has gone from single college student to subservient wife in a polygamous arranged marriage in just a few days. Now, on her “honeymoon,” she’s enduring repeated sexual assaults from her new husband at night. She’s just grateful she doesn’t have to speak to him during the day, as he shows no interest in her outside of trying to fuck her. She’s reeling, and the fact that her father and stepmother are thrilled by her marriage perplexes her: “If they loved me, how could they have let me go through anything so hateful?”
Read More at En Tequila Es Verdad


“I’m Queer”: Grappling with Orthodoxy as an Asexual Muslim Woman
by Laura P
Recalcitrant. Disobedient. Deserving punishment. These words filled my mind one night in March 2014 as I bowed, and then dropped to the floor to prostrate before Allah.
Read More at Love, InshAllah


“We need to be constantly fighting. We need to be raising our voices”
by Gemma Fraser
“It was my third birthday,” says Louise O’Neill, speaking to me over the phone the day after the launch of her second novel Asking For It. “I remember the dress — a very pale lilac with white stars on it — and everyone kept telling me that I was such a pretty girl and that my dress was so pretty. And I remember feeling really sort of warm on the inside when I was getting these compliments. This was positive attention, positive reinforcement, and it came from looking a certain way, looking physically pleasing.”
Read More at The F Word


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