I spy…Skirting the issue

In Metro, January, 5, 2017 “An individual woman who appears as the spokeswoman for the freedom of all women is a pathetic and isolated creature. . . . She presents no threat. An individual “emancipated” woman is an amusing incongruity, a titillating commodity, easily consumed.” —Sheila Rowbotham As I mentioned in a previous post, women, especially… Continue reading I spy…Skirting the issue

Feminism is dead.

Maybe not quite just yet. Persephone Books is a magical land of “reprinted neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers”. The cover is this beautiful fabric end-paper with matching bookmarks. Definitely worth a visit. (Plus, you should go to the next-door Senate House library if you get a chance). Marginalizing feminism According to… Continue reading Feminism is dead.

First things first I’m a linguist

YOU like rap and hiphop?! Not many people know this about me, but I love rap and hip-hop. I remember the moment I got into it. It  was when I first heard those immortal words: “Hi my name is“… A total crush on Slim Shady, followed by a somewhat suggestive poster of him wearing nothing… Continue reading First things first I’m a linguist