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Letter from the HQ
Letters & Comments
Love It/Shove It
Annals of Junk technological know-how: G-Spotting

The complain List

||| at the Page—A Q&A with author G. Willow Wilson

||| at the Web—Is Pinterest is as girly because the media paints it? And if this is the case, who cares?

||| On Activism—Sarah Schulman talks activism, publishing politics, and making paintings from the margins

::: Nude Awakening Can the nudist stream get its groove again?

::: Sugar Rush—Speaking with writer and recommendation columnist Cheryl Strayed

::: existence on Mars (Hill)—In the nation's fastest-growing megachurch, religion and feminism don't mix

::: highway Smarts—The gender justice of graffiti artist Panmelo Castro

::: ailing Advised—A new team of courting specialists are profiting from the single-black-woman meme

\\\ Bookmarked—Why does gender desire its personal genre?

\\\ intercourse and Salacity—Should we snort or flinch whilst ladies are susceptible onscreen?

\\\ Rapped Up—Why can't the mainstream media handle woman MCs one by one?

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Adventures in Feministory Comics: Dr. Mae Jemison through Jennifer Cruté

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She was 48, I was 25. I turned to Sugar in a voracious, all-consuming way. Not sweets—I devoured ”Dear Sugar,“ an online advice column at the literary website the Rumpus. I had trouble describing “Dear Sugar” to others, explaining why it was more than an advice column. It wasn’t just that Sugar had lost her 45-year-old mother when she was 23, and drew upon the experience frequently in her work. Her writing held something bigger. With grace, kindness, and curse words, Sugar provided clarity on everything from dealing with the death of someone dear to leaving the ones we love.

Eventually, just as an experiment, she began to follow some of the church’s advice. And as she changed her actions—stopped partying as much, started reading the Bible, became less promiscuous—Jess realized she felt happier. The pastors told her that at some point she would have to make a decision: believe in Jesus or don’t. Jess looked at the community around her, weighed her skepticism against the risk of an eternity in hell, and decided to sign a covenant and become an official member of the church.

All other images, panmela castro. PAGES 44-45: As Irmãs Siamesas (details), mural developed in Madison, Wisconsin, 2012. conceptions of women and graffiti, consciously pushing back against gender roles that condition young girls to see the streets in general—and graffiti in particular—as a man’s world. Anarkia has used her experience as a street artist as the basis for her studies at the City University. In her master’s thesis, she contends that female graffiti artists experience a “forbidden joy” while painting, and that graffiti acts as evidence that not all is well.

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