“If we manage dependence, we acknowledge its presence in our lives, select and optimize the opportunities that such acknowledgment makes possible, and can better detect and protect against the fault lines that are part and parcel of our condition as dependent beings.
In its name we can demand a reordering of priorities and an assertion of entitlements that are our due, not because we can be independent and productive, but because our value derives from the chain of dependent relations that make all our lives possible. Bringing this understanding into the lifeblood of society can be a precious contribution from the community of disabled people.”Read More
“IN REVIEW: FOOTNOTES IN THE ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE” (2018) Read Here This is a review of Fady Joudah’s Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, a recent book of poetry published by the Palestinian-American author. In her...Read More
In foregrounding women’s qualities of imperfection and their open struggle with modern gender pressures, figures like Fleabag push back against the feminist expectation for women to be resilient above all else. Through this imperfect antiheroine protagonist, Fleabag resists television’s archetypal ‘strong and independent woman’ and depicts a feminism that although is less than ideal, is real.Read More
We as a patriarchal society are obsessed with pinning a woman’s worth to a singular aspect of her identity, usually centered around the notion of sexuality.Read More