July 23, 2020

The headline for the Delaware Journal Gazette on November 6, 1920 announced that for the first time in the nation’s history women had voted in a presidential election. It was an event that had been decades in the making. The women’s suffrage movement began in 1848 when the first Women’s Rights Convention convened in Seneca…

June 23, 2020

When we say “Black Lives Matter”, we are obviously not diminishing other people’s lives. If you go to a breast cancer event and start screaming all cancers matter, it diminishes the experiences that people with breast cancer are going through. Of course all cancers are important but in that instant, it is the people with…

October 2, 2019

While reading the novel Nana by Émile Zola, an amusing choice of words comes up in Chapter 13. When talking about the titular main character, Zola (depending on which translation you read) describes her man-eating as: “gobbl[ing] them up, one after the other. The growing needs of her life of luxury sharpened her appetite, and…