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Welcome to Princeton's first online forum for feminist writing and art! (*We went for the pun, but submissions from people of all genders are welcome)

Month

May 2017

“Take the Damn Thing Out:” Female Contraception, Embodiment, and Challenges to “Choice,” by Jamie O’Leary ’19

(Jamie O'Leary '19 wrote this as a final paper for GSS 305: Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, with Prof. Catherine Clune-Taylor.) Female contraception has long been celebrated for giving women reproductive choice. Oral contraceptives were a hard-won battle for feminists in... Continue Reading →

“The Garden of Unearthly Delights,” by Brigid Ehrmantraut ‘18

(Brigid Ehrmantraut '18 wrote this short story as a sci-fi/fantasy, feminist re-imagining of the Bluebeard fairy tale, with inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" triptych, c. 1500, below.) Of course there were others before her; there always were. But... Continue Reading →

“Menstrual Equity – for All? Evaluating Period Policy with an Intersectional Framework,” by Katherine Fleming ’19

(Katherine Fleming '19 wrote this as a final paper for POL 422: Gender and Sexuality in American Politics, with Professor Dara Strolovitch.) If men could menstruate, “sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free” and “Congress would fund a National Institute of... Continue Reading →

“Contested Chicanidad: Gender, Sexuality, and Histories of Police Brutality in Mid-Twentieth Century Los Angeles,” by Mario Garcia ’18

(Mario Garcia '18 wrote this paper in the fall for HIS 465: Latino Urban History, with Professor Rosina Lozano.) On the morning of August 2, 1942, the discovery of José Díaz’s dying body sparked a media frenzy as the local press... Continue Reading →

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