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Nylah Burton on Alice Walker’s Anti-Semitism

Walker’s fights with Leventhal are not the only ghosts in this poem. There is also Rebecca Walker, Alice’s daughter. Rebecca and Alice haven’t spoken in many years, and Rebecca has publicly denounced her mother for being neglectful during Rebecca’s childhood. “I came very low down in her priorities,” Rebecca wrote in 2008, “after work, political integrity, self-fulfillment, … Continue reading

On Rape
famalaoan / politiku

On Rape

For some odd reason, I find myself today thinking about the way powerful old men tend to respond to claims of rape or sexual harassment. They ask for tangible evidence, laugh at you, tell you they’ve been accused themselves, tell you false accusations ruin men’s lives, threaten you with libel, tell you “that’s just the … Continue reading