From Cassia’s essay on poet CAConrad, queer poetics and disagreement: “Disagreement can make clear that the basis for what is at stake, is that we share the world.”Read more "Queering the Air"
This is an essay in response to an essay in response to an essay. Mallory Ortberg of the Toast thoroughly picked apart and criticized Elizabeth Ellen’s “Open Letter to the Internet,” in which Ellen defends a few high profile alt literary men facing rape accusations because she thinks the accusers’ ways of saying “no” were […]Read more "Responding to Ortberg Responding to Ellen: On Child Perpetrators of Sexual Harm"
Miss Madame tackles that f-ing beast. Dear Groom’ed Readers, Of late, I have received a positive MOUNTAIN of mail concerning a variety of nasty topics that, one and all, fall under the same category. Without further ado, allow me to introduce (ta-da!) a new recurring segment : It’s Feminism’s Fault! your Lady Bible of strategies […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame—IT’S FEMINISM’S FAULT"
the point is that you are the mink and the bird and the ignitable water, the lost prisoner, the given-up guard. so why do you avoid the next question? why do i avoid taking blame?Read more "Presiding Logic"
Is dating in your twenties just one big let down? Days from my thirtieth birthday, I was listening to “Interstate 8,” by Modest Mouse—music of my high school years and from the Pacific Northwest, my home state. “Interstate 8” and “Broke” are songs for the shoe gazer, the existentialist, the emotional atheist. I’m going nowhere […]Read more "Let Down and Building Nothing Out of Something"