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The news in brief:

  • Boy students complained today that my literature assignment for the quarter “has nothing in it for us,” i.e. males. After I stopped laughing, I said, “Welcome to the girls’ world. Try to remember how it feels.”
  • Little do they know, I’m planning a poetry unit for spring. Both boys and girls will dig it. Oh, how I love you, Judy Grahn and Eileen Myles.Β I love you so much, it makes my eyes cry all by themselves.
  • Also, I love this cartoon by Hyperbole and a Half.
  • Yesterday, in class, I compared Chinese foot-binding to silicone breast implants, but no one agreed. “Ladies PAY for that,” they said. I wanted to go all Judith Butler on them, but then I felt really tired so I just went on to the Cultural Revolution and Mao.
  • Eileen Myles! My girlfriend says I can sleep with you if we ever, you know, end up at the same party. It would totally be cool.
  • There are only 14 full-time Women’s Studies Ph.D. programs in the U.S., so I don’t know how successful my apps will be. But I’m going ahead with them anyway.
  • The zit on the bridge of my nose is so big, it’s distorting my vision.

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  1. So, tell us Phona: how do you really feel about this Eileen woman? πŸ™‚

    Okay, when I was in 4th grade we had the coolest teacher and all the little feminist and/or lesbian girls would hang out with her at recess. Her name was Ms. Bran and she was a feminist! And a hippie too!! I even got to ride in her car with her one time!!! And it was a brand new Japanese sports car!!!

    Anyway, she told us that it never failed that she would get a big old zit on her nose evey single Halloween of her entire life so, naturally, she would *be a witch*.

    And there you have my one and only Feminist Teacher with a Big Zit on Her Nose story. πŸ™‚

  2. “I wanted to go all Judith Butler on them….” LOL, hey can I steal this phrase, and what would it look like in print to go all Judith Butler on boys? Inquiring minds want to know πŸ™‚

    So now I have to go read Eileen Myles. Awhile ago, a bunch of us vistied Cathie Opie’s studio, and she had taken a really cool portrait of Myles. Here website looks super cool too!
    And then there is Elizabeth Bishop!!!!

  3. Why do I always feel there is hope for great lesbian writing when I come to this blog?
    It’s the only writing of late that I actually feel jealous about… “damn, why can’t I write that well!!!” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Only 14 women’s studies PhD programs in all of the country? Put so starkley compared to men’s studies departments (called academia usually), that is a scary thing.

    I also discovered there are only a few women’s archives at major universities nation wide.
    What I’ve noticed that if you read women’s stuff in high school the boys scream, but do girls scream at all the male literature these days? Little boy patriarchal police forces working night and day… that’s how soon it begins.

  4. SheilaG, thank you so, so much. You made my whole day πŸ™‚

    And no, the girls never have a problem with male-written lit. That’s been bothering me, so today I pitched a Women’s Literature class for next semester. I hope; I hope…

  5. Her prose blows my mind. She just nails the landing every time. Every sentence. Even if I’m going to go back and exchange critically with an idea or two, her language… whoof. It’s clean sheets and bitter tea and deep breath and a dry laugh, a pause that refreshes, This is poetry at its most straightforward and “oh I see what you did there.” In short, I am in love.

  6. Emily Dickinson, Kali, Virginia Woolf help make the women’s literature class happen for Phoneaethetica!

    They reported back that it’s in process and they’re working on it. πŸ™‚

    Virginia said this request is so much easier to fulfill than women asking for equal pay….
    Kali says, don’t mess with here
    Emily says she has more poems to reveal… look under the third floor board on the back porch in Amhurst… πŸ™‚

  7. Oh Mhi Ghoddess. I am in the middle of Inferno right now, and it is SO GOOD. Just had to say, because now I want every womon in the universe to read it, especially ones who write. My young friend who plays guitar and draws and writes has just finished the Patti Smith memoir, which is lovely, but although Patti is gorgeous, she is really male identified, and I just want this amazing young womon to discover EileenEileenEileen and maybe, just maybe, get over her worship of Dudes Who Make Art, especially those in her peer group. Because, like, GUH.

    Thank you. I kind of got off on a rant there. Happy Yuletide and EileenEileenEileen! πŸ˜€

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