What is the cost of a father dying alone? Who knows the toll when chemo is what you do on your lunch hour? How do we measure the loss of a career to care for a loved one with a disability? What’s the price tag on a child’s terror while waiting in her hospital bed for a parent to finish work and drop exhausted into the chair beside her?
To mark Morrison’s birthday today, black feminist scholars talk to Ms. columnist Janell Hobson their own best practices, their favorite texts from Morrison and how they choose to teach it in the classroom.
High school students in Southern California are answering the call to action and taking on the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.
“I think people who dismiss her as somehow being a lightweight or a pretty girl with some lucky breaks—as if you can create at that level without thinking critically!—that is actually just another sign of misogyny and how women are discounted for what they create. When we make exquisite things, people assume there are fairies in the night who do it with magic dust instead of looking at the work and the research and the effort that goes into it.”
February 18, 1913: Half way! Day seven of the suffrage hike was very successful in a number of ways, not the least of which was passing the midpoint on the long trek from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.
February 17, 1913: It’s day six of the suffrage hike from Newark, New Jersey to Washington, D.C., and the intrepid pilgrims have now passed the 100-mile mark while covering 14 miles from Philadelphia to Chester, Pennsylvania.
February 16, 1913: General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson have crossed the Delaware River, and as in a previous campaign by another General in 1776, she not only got all of her troops across safely, but went on to achieve the day’s objective after encountering resistance.
February 15, 1913: General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson hiked 18 muddy miles today on their journey from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C. But despite poor road conditions, it was a good day, thanks to two fine receptions along the way during this final full day in New Jersey.
Vi Khi Nao is a prolific, prize-winning author working in poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration.We talked about her two “sapphic” books—The Vanishing Point of Desire and Swans in Half-Mourning—and, knowing she’d give me brilliant answers, I also asked her two questions almost impossible to answer.
February 14, 1913: The suffragist Army of the Hudson continues its advance on Washington, D.C., marching from Princeton to Trenton, New Jersey today. The troops have now covered 53 miles in just 3 days since leaving Newark.