Monthly Archives: October 2012

Film comment: Not blaming the victim, not being a victim: Viewing “Flirting with Danger”

Unfortunately, there’s never a bad time to screen a film addressing violence against women, as it’s such a pervasive problem.  But the timing of the premier of the Media Education Foundation’s new documentary, Flirting with Danger: Power and Choice in … Continue reading

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Wear. A. Helmet.

This was published in June 2012 in the Northampton, Massachusetts, USA newspaper Daily Hampshire Gazette; I’ve changed the pronouns to reflect my ex’s gender more accurately. After reading two articles in the last five days in the Daily Hampshire Gazette … Continue reading

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Early puberty is frightening, not amusing

The Oct. 20-21 edition of our local paper included an Associated Press story with the headline, “Earlier puberty seen in boys; chemicals, obesity eyed.”  I find these news reports alarming, whether the problem is with girls, boys, transgender, or intersex … Continue reading

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Memoria, verdad, justicia: Visiting Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, May 20, 2011

A couple of decades ago in my graduate school creative writing program, a close acquaintance brought to our workshop a poem he’d been working on and putting aside, unable to shape it as he wanted.  He told us he’d been … Continue reading

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