Author: EG

EG is a long-time commenter on Feministe, a professor of English, and a writer. She is a lifelong New Yorker.

Trans Day of Remembrance

Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance. I don’t have much to say, but I thought we should acknowledge the ongoing persecution and murder of trans people, particularly trans women of color. And, being in the US, I want to…

The Cost of Living

(As a Clash aficionado, this phrase always makes me think of the EP released in 1979. This has nothing to do with the post, but I thought I’d get it out there and out of the way for myself. I…

Tamir Rice

No indictment (That’s a NYT article, by the way). And the took the opportunity to say that the child looked older than twelve (he didn’t; adults need to learn what twelve looks like, and regardless, it isn’t a capital crime…

Welcome to your dystopia

I’m late on this. Perhaps you remember Purvi Patel from this post in February. This is an update: she is currently serving a life sentence for what she continues to maintain was a miscarriage. At worst, she attempted to self-abort.…

No indictment in the death of Sandra Bland

Trigger warning: racist violence and death, police racism The Texas Grand Jury has decided there will be no indictment in the death of Sandra Bland against anyone–not any of the police officers, not any of the jail officials or workers,…

Ritual without gods

I’m an atheist, and I always have been. I’m a third-generation atheist, moreover; my parents are atheists, and so were/are most of grandparents. But unlike my parents or my grandparents, I was raised without any Jewish observance in my life…

Quick hit: This is not a thing that happens

Content note: rape and rape apologia Bullshit. Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. You don’t accidentally fall on somebody and penetrate their vagina with your penis. I can’t believe this defense flew, and after only 30 fucking minutes of deliberations. Who thinks this?…

Today’s horrifying news

In today’s (well, I read it yesterday) horrifying news, a Tennessee woman is being charged with attempted murder after trying to self-abort with a coat hanger when she was 24 weeks along. After she began bleeding profusely her boyfriend rushed…

Holtzclaw going to prison

Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma cop accused of raping at least 13 women, women he selected because they were poor and black and he didn’t think anybody would care about them or what they said, has been found guilty on enough…

So. Trump.

I thought I hated that motherfucker twenty years ago when he was just an egomaniacal racist magnate. Little did I know he was also a fascist waiting for the right moment to bloom. And let’s make no mistake. I don’t…

Thoughts on nail salons

Thinking about the 1909 Shirtwaist Strike got me thinking about immigrant women workers today. You may have read these NYT articles about the exploitation and abuse of undocumented immigrant women working in nail salons in New York City. What these…