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Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018: We’ve Lost One of the Greats (Plus Book Review of The Lathe of Heaven)

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. -Ursula K Le Guin Ursula K Le Guin has been one of my favorite authors for more than 40 years, ever since the first time I read a Wizard of Earthsea as a young teenager. I've read it, and all… Continue reading Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018: We’ve Lost One of the Greats (Plus Book Review of The Lathe of Heaven)

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Forget Hugh Hefner: Helen Gurley Brown and Erica Jong Were the Real Feminist Sexual Revolutionaries

Or, Whatever Happened to the Cosmo Girl and the Zipless F*ck? Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. What you have to do is work with the raw material you have, namely you, and never let up. You can have your titular recognition. I'll take money and power. One of the paramount reasons… Continue reading Forget Hugh Hefner: Helen Gurley Brown and Erica Jong Were the Real Feminist Sexual Revolutionaries

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Why, What Have You Heard?

This week's episode of the Washington Post series Constitutional is titled Gender.* It's hosted by Lillian Cunningham, with guests Library of Congress historian Julie Miller and Feminist Majority Foundation president Ellie Smeal.  This episode traces the fight to have women recognized by the US Constitution, allowed to vote, and then to be recognized as equal… Continue reading Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Why, What Have You Heard?