Time's Up on Heterosexuality

"It's Time to Interrogate Compulsory Heterosexuality"

Miley Cyrus and other celebs are bringing Adrienne Rich's imperative into the mainstream—this is the next frontier of feminism.

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Right-Wing Rhetoric Weaponizes Freedom

"Coronavirus Protestors Should 'Liberty!'"

Language matters — for decades, and especially during COVID-19, right-wing ideologues have weaponized the language of freedom to continue to oppress others.

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Can Women Find Freedom in Love?

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Lesbian French filmmaker Céline Sciamma dilates the question through the clever plot device of portraiture structured by the female gaze, in what could be considered an inverted domestic tragedy in Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

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May 15, 2020

Ironically, the coronavirus shelter-in-place orders haven't upended my life — since leaving NYC at the beginning of 2017, I have existed on an isolated plane, my friends and family thousands of miles away. But, one feeling is new since the lockdown: absolute depletion. Of the feeding and feeding and feeding others, and yet not feeling fed — intellectually, culturally, creatively, physically — in return.

I am grateful to all my friends who continue to check-in or send little missives via social media. It means the world to me.

In the meantime,  I am trying to remain focused on Lost World, as well as resume my work on Freedom, especially after my latest NBC Think article on the subject.

And, please enjoy Simone de Beauvoir in "The Yawning":

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