Death Songs

Death Songs

CW: depression, suicide. I lie through the question, “What are you thinking?”  The truth is dumb in a way I find sort of funny, but if I mentioned aloud the room would silence in pity. Most of the time, my…

Policing Is a Bad Metaphor

Policing Is a Bad Metaphor

I read the policing metaphor on Facebook for the first time a few years back, posted from the account of a thinker I value dearly. It goes like this: cancel culture reproduces the oppressive logic of disposability--i.e., cancel culture reproduces…

Packrat, Full of Joy

Packrat, Full of Joy

I have a hard time throwing things away. Neatening is fine and all, but cleaning can get difficult, because I will probably need that unopened mail from six months ago sometime in the near future, or that manila envelope of…

The Festo

The Festo

Ladyfesto.net was born in 2019 as a "cultural criticism site for women," a tongue-in-cheek blog in the tradition of the feminist zine. Yet as soon as I dropped the link, I realized this description was at odds with itself. Almost…

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