February 1, 2017

She represents a failed analysis. A masturbation fantasy for Sigmund Freud. He even borrows her pseudonym from a female servant, proving exactly what he thinks about her, submissive. Her real name was Ida Bauer. Dora is a fictional character and a sacrificial lamb to t...

January 4, 2017

Amy Elliot Dunne, the female protagonist in Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, is a modern-day hysteric. Dunne represents the two sides of womanhood: pliant and adaptable housewife and sociopathic and calculating murderess. Her beginning is nothing less than dramatic, she prec...

August 12, 2016

Before the bomb exploded in her liver

She poured me a Bailey’s on Christmas

Lamenting how she never loved her husband

As she kicked his dog away with her pink mule slippers

Sipping on a Miller Lite and sucking on a cigarette

You’ll be different she said, you’ll get out

I’m s...

July 1, 2016

Shulamith Firestone’s book titled, The Dialectic of Sex is a stirring piece worthy of additional investigation.  Firestone’s central thesis is that womanhood is an economic class. Written when she was only a quarter of a century old, twenty-five, Firestone breaks down...

June 19, 2016

Andrea Dworkin is dismissed as the ultimate radical feminist: she was a prolific writer, activist, fat, anti-porn, lesbian and sexual abuse survivor. Above all, Dworkin remained steadfast and true to her principals. Her refusal to back down caused many divisions within...

March 2, 2016

 

Its inspiration was from the ripped Polaroid found in the back of the grey 1991 Beretta, used as a bookmark in Nana’s weathered Bible. It was the only picture Nana and Poe had taken together during their courtship. After his death, we were nearly destitute. Nana had t...

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