My latest journalistic article, published in Teen Vogue. While a different audience than I'm used to writing for, I'm quite heartened that there's an appetite for feminist discourse analysis in a publication targeted at young women. The editing process was also different from usual. I would not have made the same headlining/ standfirst choices, so it … Continue reading Publication: Teen Vogue
The word "genuine" proliferates In comments threads and candidates' speeches As 1,500 are lost at sea (A conservative estimate) (The highest on record) And we ask: How authentic is your desperation?
A few quick thoughts on demanding immigration reform, without a politics of pity: Reading a lot of Op Eds this week calling for Executive Action on Immigration Reform. Some are written by people directly affected by deportations, others are by organization leaders/ advocates, but featuring example stories of those similarly impacted. While it's extremely important … Continue reading Immigration reform without a politics of pity
My latest article for Red Pepper, "Married Strife" written in response to the UK government passing the "Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013" back in July. It would have been better published immediately after, but that's the beauty/frustration of print magazine journalism. In many ways, this debate is regarded as old news. Critiques of state-endorsed marriage … Continue reading Article on the UK Marriage (Same-Sex) Act 2013
Being a lefty British woman in DC, I tired quickly of people offering me their condolences and/or offering me their opinion on Thatcherism after the grand old Dame passed away last week. More exhausting--and frustrating--was the commentary in the British press running along the lines of: "These death parties are grotesque!" In reality, they served … Continue reading Article in defense of Thatcher “Death Parties”