Trayvon Martin could not have been me. Not now. Not 35 years ago, when, like President Obama, I was Trayvon Martin’s’ age. The reason is plain: I am a white woman, raised in a wealthy suburb, an English professor. The infinite ways in which my life—and the life of my own teenage son—are different and […]
“I let him film us having sex, Lizzie. I let him do that. … He never made me do anything, so just tell me that I didn’t get what I had coming Lizzie, just try to tell me that!” A sobbing and self-abusive young woman named Lydia Bennet is speaking to her older sister Lizzie […]
In the wake of Roe v. Wade’s 40th anniversary, Sybil’s death reminds American viewers of the tragedies accruing with each new assault on women’s rights.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries reminds us of what Jane Austen intended all along: this is a story about a heroine who must learn to see herself.