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film

Blonde Is Marilyn Monroe Abased All Over Again

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s novel, Andrew Dominik’s film Blonde ignores the assertive and hardworking real-life Marilyn Monroe and instead gives us a lurid tale of perpetual victimization.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Deal With the Devil

Sarah Posner The Nation
The roots of the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe go back 50 years, when zealots preaching a gospel of misogyny and homophobia—led by an accused sexual predator—took over America’s largest Protestant denomination.

books

"The Right to Sex" Thinks Beyond the Parameters of Consent

Jennifer Szalai New York Times
An essay collection centering on issues facing feminism today, the author calls on the movement to be “relentlessly truth-telling, not least about itself,” focusing on consent, intersectionality, misogyny, gendered violence, and other topics.

We Are Becoming a Nation of Vigilantes

Jon Michaels and David Noll New York Times
The new private enforcement laws endorse what amounts to a civilized form of vigilantism. Recent years have seen an alarming number of vigilante threats or acts against immigrants seeking asylum, Black Lives Matters protesters and voting rights driv

Hope

H Patricia Hynes Portside
“Hope…is not the same as joy that things are going well…or…headed for early success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good...”
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