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heart.

Credit: Brennan Massicotte

Credit: Brennan Massicotte

 

She’s calmer now. The winter Sun is setting.

 
           The edges of her voice have dulled

but

           her eyes are still swift, snowy blue

           blossomed into summer skies.

 

She is august now. Slow,

heavy as the air. Mellow,

 
the Moon easing in her hammock.

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Needlepoint

 

She reached across and stuck the needle in

didn’t feel around for the vein

didn’t stop

to see

if it hurt.

 

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Patriarchy and Men in Pop Culture

From Melissa McEwan at Shakesville, a powerful critique of how popular media, as a vehicle of patriarchal systems, negatively affects men:

“Men who want to be in a stable and happy relationship with a specific person whom they adore are disappeared by the presumption that romance is the purview of women, and women want to be rescued, or fix a terrible guy, so let us make eighty-seven biebillion romantic comedies with the conceit that love begins with stalking, or the tragedy of incompleteness, or a jerk who needs to be tamed, none of which have wide appeal among men (or women) who want to see people who look something like their emotional selves projected back at them, so then let us conclude that men hate romance.

Men are dogs, who don’t want to settle down. Or: Men are weirdos, who want to control women.

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