Sad to say it took having a baby for me to be sure where my cervix is. In my defense, it's rather a long way in-- hard to reach. I get the sense that isn't the case for most.
@bruce lee Quit copying me!
Actually, it's funny-- I was just remarking earlier today that Echolalia would make a lovely name for a girl. If it weren't so sad.
Huh. This sounds a lot like Cringe: http://www.queserasera.org/cringe.html
Also has a book out: http://www.amazon.com/Cringe-Teenage-Diaries-Journals-Abandoned/dp/0307393585
Guess there are a lot of people looking to redeem their pubescent years through art.
...Not embracing the circus within is the thin filament that holds our society together...
:D :D :D !!!!!
On "The truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic": Ariel Levy's "Thanksgiving in Mongolia"
I probably should have commented without reading the thread-- I would have been in the place of my primary reaction to this, which was cathartic grief. My son started crying in his crib when I was halfway through, and I went and held him and smelled his skin.
I don't know if Ariel Levy would necessarily mind being called out for racist comments. She was pretty blunt about thinking horrible things of herself in the aftermath. And she was frank about the horrifying things she would say to people in the wake of her grief (like the words she threw at the salesladies helping her find clothes for her new shape.)I think she chose that offensive turn of phrase to illustrate her state of mind at the time-- to show how thoroughly all sensible filters had been jettisoned once she left that bathroom. I doubt she finds her use of those words admirable.
But who knows? I thought it was a powerful piece.
Funny, I love this story of his: http://lib.ru/RAZNOE/long.txt
If that's not a love story, I don't know what is. Even if it was written tongue-in-cheek. Which... I don't know. I don't think it was.
Eh, Don't know if anyone's still in this thread. But I thought this was interesting.
My husband forwarded me this article, "as a bizarre limit-case triangulating the grad student farmhouse and cat skeleton under newspaper variety" hoarding: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/05/21318847-nazi-art-trove-in-german-apartment-includes-previously-unknown-matisse?lite
They are adorable! If they'd told me how surprised they were to find that a bulky sweatshirt under a cocktail gown was actually a great idea, I would probably have believed them. or wanted to.
I wonder if adult Germans who find male/female dichotomy unsatisfactory, for whatever reason, might avail themselves of the new legal sex label?
@Here it is People have a harder time seeing that when there are no dead cats under piles of newspapers. But yes.