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Joss Whedon, woke misogynist

Joss Whedon, woke misogynist

Kai Cole’s revelations about her ex-husband Joss Whedon’s manipulative behavior toward women don’t surprise me. I’ve dealt with this kind of man before—the one who says “I’m a feminist!” and “I believe in equal rights!” but turns around and tells clearly misogynist jokes (the “woke misogynist,” if you will) and is quick to blame you...

Miss Migraine: A misunderstanding

Miss Migraine: A misunderstanding

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on July 26, 2012, on my blog of the same name. I began experiencing constant, crippling migraines in 2008. But it wasn’t until four years later that I realized the extent of my...

The adventures of Miss Migraine

The adventures of Miss Migraine

Exciting news! That is, if you like my blog. Or me. Which you probably do, because you’re reading this right now. At any rate, I’m moving all of my content from my old migraine blog The Adventures of Miss Migraine right here to this very website! I’ll be republishing most of my posts from that...

Their Eyes Were Watching God and meta-storytelling with a frame narrative

Their Eyes Were Watching God and meta-storytelling with a frame narrative

Some critics have said Zora Neale Hurston’s novel about love and loss is not “good” because the narration slips between Janie’s dialect and the narrator’s voice. I think Edwidge Danticat’s words in the introduction to Their Eyes Were Watching God say it best, though: “Hurston herself also becomes Janie’s echo by picking up the narrative...