Thank you so much for writing this. I am in complete agreement with your views--especially the oddness of the unquestioning, "given" nature of the child inheriting the father's name, even if the mother opts to keep her own--but also appreciate how understanding you are of individual situations.
On "In the Dead Girl Show, the girl body is both a wellspring of and a target for sexual wickedness"
This trope has a long, long history. As Edgar Allan Poe explained, "the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world."
I can never get over how beautiful her lines are. I wish I could see her dance live.
@queequeging Meryl Streep was in "Manhattan." Has she spoken out against him?
That garbage can exchange was remarkably true to life!
I think Thomas and Branson are "legit hot dudes."
They're already doing this because short nonfiction lends itself better to test-taking and the stultifying quantification of all learning as a way of exacting "standards" that entirely depreciates them. Leaving aside recent experiments about the unique effects of literary fiction on emotional acuity, the fact that some instructors teach the novel ineptly (and presumably would teach nonfiction ineptly too)is no argument for not doing so at all. Why should teenagers' tastes be pandered to? Why can't we try to expand their horizons instead of continually limiting them?
Just seeing the title and image of this made me collapse into giggles.
@fondue with cheddar Tragedy + time= I think we're fine. Though now I'm wondering whether some of these messages, especially from famous maritime disasters, are fakes.
@fondue with cheddar I shouldn't laugh at this, but...