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Not Oprah’s Bookclub: It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single

TweetI never buy e-books. Well, I never bought e-books until I read Sara Eckel’s New York Times article “The Hard-Won Lessons of the Solitary Years.” I normally avoid reading pieces that address adult singledom; most of them end up being fodder for a self-flagellation fest over some unknown collection of traits I must have that [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: October

TweetAn exemplary homecoming: Mercia and her partner Craig venture to a river to watch salmon fight their way upstream after a summer at sea. The regularity of this cycle—birth, exile, return, year after year, generation after generation—does not diminish its drama. The scale of the salmon’s struggle impresses itself upon Mercia. “Clever, yes, but how [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Sex Itself

TweetAlthough gender expression has flourished in the wake of feminist, queer, and trans interventions, our society as a whole still claims the primacy of “biological sex.” From the fetishization of trans peoples’ genitals and tales of “transition” (Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox took down Katie Couric on this point), to constant mis-gendering in mainstream media [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Redefining Realness

TweetJanet Mock’s new book Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More comes out today. Here’s the short version of my review: go buy it and read it now. Janet Mock’s writing is compelling, familiar, and even conversational, which makes the complex work she is doing in this book seem easy. [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

TweetAt conferences, colloquia, open meetings, we’ve seen them: older, intent, perhaps a bit disappointed, perhaps exhausted from years of movement work of which we are not aware because we do not ask, but often eager, often a bit giddy, it seems, to be there, as if granted unexpected permission.  These, our feminist forebears, perhaps even [...]
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