Category Archives: sex and gender

GONE GIRL and Modern Madness

[Contains spoilers for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a book I’d rather not spoil for anyone. Seriously, go read it.  I promise you will not see it coming.] During undergrad, I took a Short Fiction course from a professor who insisted that all … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned About Being Married, Month Three: Husbands and Cooking

It’s now been three months and two days since The Husband (!) and I got married, and for most of that, I thought nothing would weird people out more than the idea that I kept my own last name. That, … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer, the NFL, and Pink Cleats: Is This a Good Thing?

  I’m watching the Colts/Packers game, and I can’t stop staring at all the pink on the field.  Pink shoes.  Pink gloves.  Pink side-towel-hand-warmer things and wristlets and whistles.   Pink codpieces patches on the pants drawing the eye to the … Continue reading

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Five Things I’ve Noticed After Being Married for a Month

As of September 16, we’ve been married a month.  Here are five things I’ve noticed since then: 1.  Holy crap, I’m glad this is real life and not Gone Girl.  (But check back with us in  five years?) 2.  One of … Continue reading

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Law, Literature, and Why I Left One For the Other

  I have a J.D.  I’m currently applying to grad schools in pursuit of an English Ph.D.  There are plenty of reasons for this, and one of the biggest is this: Practicing law forces me to deal with narrative and oppression, … Continue reading

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Five Things I Noticed While Getting Married Yesterday

Five things I noticed while getting married: Our marriage license, whether read top-to-bottom or left-to-right (the way one reads English, which is the language in which our license is printed), lists the man/husband/groom/father before the woman/wife/bride/mother in every single possible … Continue reading

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Wordle Analysis: Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Book 1

I’ve opined before that Willa Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl isn’t actually about either of its title characters, especially the latter. To test this theory, and because I like shiny objects, I recently made Wordle images of each of … Continue reading

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