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If women…

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If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women

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There is a particular look about a teenage boy that lets you know what kind of man he’ll be. A certain fullness of lips, a frank sensuality in his gaze. We all know what the word for that is, but it’s not polite to use it until he’s proven he’s that kind of boy.


Andrew didn’t mind that he never came when they had sex. Bianca would climb on top of him and ride his pubis, grinding her clit until she spasmed and fell on top of him, exhausted and mumbling about love. He liked the way it got him excited and sometimes, later he would take care of himself. He really just wanted to feel the power of her body on top of his, to know that he was exciting to her. Besides, what are orgasms when compared to true love?

Call for Submissions – The Intimacy of Survival

Women and Words

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A call for submissions in response to the harder times that have come back around.

Do you remember surreptitiously flipping through your library’s card catalog to search out who you were and finding only references to “the male homosexual” or “sexuality, aberrant” and no listings at all for gender? Did you strain to hear when your parents lowered their voices to talk about “those” women who lived together in a house at the end of the block? Do you remember the closet? Do remember the Johns Committee? How about the Reagan era when access to women’s, to all people’s, healthcare was curtailed, people with disabilities lost access to key services, and the AIDS crisis emerged?

Those of us who survived these years can help recreate the edifices of care and activism that we once constructed for ourselves and then perhaps abandoned because they were no…

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LA SOLEDAD POST-MODERNA DE IDALIA CANDELAS

ARTESAN.NATO

Las mujeres y la soledad son los temas recurrentes de las ilustraciones de Idalia Candelas. Sus dibujos son una mezcla de tinta, acuarelas y collage combinados con ilustración digital. Vemos la soledad al pie de la puerta, como el único visitante de estas obras silenciosas y seductoras de mujeres relajándose. Pero no son solo las mujeres las que están solas, la soledad existe también en los propios espacios…

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The Notorious 1880 Police Raid of the Cross-Dressing Ball at Temperance Hall

Mimi Matthews

“…one of the foulest and most disgraceful orgies that ever disgraced any town.”
The Huddersfield Daily Chronicle, October 1, 1880.

Illustrated Police News, October 9, 1880. Illustrated Police News, October 9, 1880.

On September 24, 1880, the Manchester City Police received information that a fancy dress ball scheduled to be held that night at the Temperance Hall in York Street, Hulme, was going to be of an improper character.  According to the September 27, 1880 edition of the London Evening Standard, the hall had been engaged a few days prior by the Association of Pawnbrokers’ Assistants.  However, upon investigation, Detective-Sergeant Jerome Caminada discovered that the association knew nothing of the ball and that “the room had been hired under false pretence.”

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