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An Interesting Turn of Events: Ohio Bookstore Celebrates Women’s Month

All puns intended here, an Ohio Bookshop has chosen to celebrate International Women’s Month by effectively silencing all their male authors — and doesn’t that make a nice change? — by displaying them spine inwards. Loganberry Books, a feminist-oriented bookstore, and their small staff worked through around 8,000 books in order to protest the historical… Continue reading An Interesting Turn of Events: Ohio Bookstore Celebrates Women’s Month

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50 Shades of Gre-garious Domestic Violence

I’ve never read the book. I’ll own up to that much. “Fifty Shades of Grey” was never going to float my boat; I prefer my porn more consensual… But, when the badly written smut hit the fan, I was intrigued – decent representations of female sexuality are few and far between in popular fictions –… Continue reading 50 Shades of Gre-garious Domestic Violence

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes Away

Aged 87, the famed writer and Nobel-Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Maquez has passed from this world. Writing primarily about the passions of his own ethnic background, Marquez published works depicting Latin-Americans. After accepting the Nobel prize for literature in 1982, Marquez said of his kin: Source of insatiable creativity, full of sorrow and beauty, of… Continue reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes Away

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“We Should All be Feminists” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I just love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, her work is beautiful, and her argument here for TedTalks is way too important to be ignored. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State where she attended primary and secondary schools, and… Continue reading “We Should All be Feminists” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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The Best of the Oscars (According to Me)

Everyone’s talking about the Oscars. The epic photobombs; the celebrity selfies; the best dressed. And, of course, the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o, who took home the coveted Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Everyone’s talking about her eloquence, her dress (seriously, though, that dress!), and her speech. And obviously, this is the Oscars and the hypes… Continue reading The Best of the Oscars (According to Me)

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Doris Lessing

Earlier this week, the talented and beloved writer, playwright, poet, and Nobel Prize winner, Doris Lessing, passed away, gently at age 94. Her impressive career – over 50 works – exceeded decades, boundaries and genres; she wrote almost-feminist-fiction (The Golden Notebook), political non-fiction  (Prisons We Choose To Live Inside), depictions of the developing world and… Continue reading Doris Lessing