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Don’t Worry. Do Something.

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by Patricia Taylor I try not to worry, but I can’t help it.  If humans keep burning fossil fuels, we are headed toward inevitable multi-meter sea level rise (which means that our coastal cities will be underwater).  We will have violent, unpredictable weather, massive crop disruption, a refugee problem involving everyone on the planet – and, let’s not forget all the …

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Big Little Lies: Female Alliance as the Synthesis of the Psychosexual Hegelian Dialectic of Domestic Abuse

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By Renee Zhu Celeste Wright, portrayed by Nicole Kidman in the series Big Little Lies adapted from Liane Moriarty’s eponymous 2014 novel, is educated, intelligent, beautiful, and formally a successful lawyer before she retreats to domestic life upon the request of her husband, Perry, portrayed by Alexander Skarsgård. The show recounts the tale of her seemingly perfect marriage, in addition …

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Moving Through Kashmir

In Current, Featured, Poetry, Submissions/Outreach, Verse by indulgence_old

by Matt Dischner The air was dense with human acridity, a humidity reinforced by an excess of scarves, puffer jackets, and exhalation. Leaving 77th the lights gasped and died, the train lit only by stars fixed to the subway walls punctuated by the jolting irregularities in the track and the wails of Robert Plant wafting from a young man’s headphones.

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“Make Your Own Freedom” and “Do You Have a Secret?

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by Indulgence Editors February saw our first Jour Fixe (thank you to all who made it out!) and a surprise early Spring here in New York. There are crocuses out in the park already. We’ll send out the next invite soon! We have exciting new books and themes come up. In March, we turn to Joseph Massad’s Islam in Liberalism (University …

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Do The Change

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“The left did not make this about identity politics… We looked at the world and realized that the issues that mattered most, the places where the most harm was being done, were also places where those doing harm focused their efforts through lenses of stereotype and bigotry.”

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Dispossession Through Flesh: Thoughts on Dance

In Book and Theme Posts, Featured, Feminism by indulgence_old

By Allison Blakeney  Where my words fail, my body begins. I still have not figured out how to express myself entirely through the scratches of ink on paper or the electronic translation of typing which now counts as writing, or even how to manifest into words the imaginative formulations which speed through my head. Yet somehow the flesh of such …

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This Moment of Truth

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by Ian Kennedy There’s been a lot of talk recently about how our current political debate is one where the facts don’t matter. Here’s the Economist laying out the facts about the factless in September. In early December, the Washington Post wrote that this current situation without facts is “scarier than you think” because it is a world where how many people believe …