We Asked One Woman (Me) Why Birth Control Is Great And Here Was Her Answer

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
So today Buzzfeed published a post with the title “We Asked 24 Women Why They Don’t Use Birth Control And These Are Their Answers.” And like, first off, where do they find these women? Are they living under a rock in Arizona where they don’t actually know what Buzzfeed is…

for the shores of life, against principles of death

Originally posted on Etches of Ink and Light:
Excerpt from Schwartz’ article Yishai Schwartz, in a recent New Republic article, gives us a case study of “moral accounting” conducted in the voice of the father. Scwartz justifies Israel’s assault by proposing that “ceasefires have been offered” and the massacre comes after “days of restraint, warnings, and…

‘I Do Not Wish For You To See Gaza As Anything But a Rose’

Originally posted on ArabLit & ArabLit Quarterly:
Gaza-based writer Hedaya Shamun writes — although her writing rituals have disappeared — about the world she sees around her in the first and second nights of “Operation Protective Edge.” Translation by Ghada Mourad and Tyson Patros: By Hedaya Shamun Gaza’s embargoed roses. From the Palstreet blog: http://palstreet.blogspot.com/2009/12/blog-post_19.html All the…

what tears suffice?

  my bones are a broken chalice and you feed me your suggestions unwiring myself; ribs tattered amnd torn and you put my discs on the jukebox of your paltry and dry hash that you shelled with the meaty remains of yourself and made me think I am starved but your spirit is an eagerContinue reading “what tears suffice?”

The gender and racial makeovers of Thor and Captain America rustle jimmies at The Spearhead and Chateau Heartiste

Originally posted on we hunted the mammoth:
Captain America and the guy who’ll be taking over his job So it turns out that Red Pill Redditors aren’t the only ones in a tizzy about Marvel comics’ plan to replace Thor (the superhero, not the actual Norse god, all praise him) with a woman. All over…


Standing adamantly by a decision is not really always callous. He turns. I rotate. He returns. I learn a revolution.  I don’t have much to expect yet I think he prefers me to expect things and that somewhat sags. After a dispute we make love. Just a crooked bandaid. I had vowed chastity. Even afterContinue reading “Celibacy”

trickling tinkling tinkering

  and my heart was an atlas whose continents are not written fully yet I love them no less for they are not discovered but freer to maneuver their own terrain if need be; post-atom and post- atomization they have survived the wrecks of the pendulum and the harvest of swings and the pandemonium relatedContinue reading “trickling tinkling tinkering”