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Entries from December 2008

Emma, 1985-2008

December 26th, 2008 · 15 Comments

My co-author of GIRLdrive, close friend, and intellectual soulmate Emma Bee Bernstein died on December 20th, 2008, in Venice, Italy. Unable to give Emma a fitting tribute on GIRLdrive until now (Emma had changed the password), I am finally able to honor her after my initial shock. The past six months had been [...]

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Happy Birthday, Mom

December 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today marks the birthday of my mother, Ellen Willis, who died on November 9, 2006. If you’re a follower of this blog, you probably know that she was a major Second Wave feminist writer, critic, and activist. The best way to honor her today is by reading one of her pieces, many of [...]

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Update: Nona on The Golden Notebook

December 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Hi guys,

Couldn’t resist telling you about an interesting project that I’m involved in. ┬áThe Institute for the Future of the Book is running an online think tank funded by the MacArthur Foundation about Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook, a feminist classic and, apparently, one of Barack’s favorite books, as well.

Six other readers, all female critics/writers, [...]

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