protest signs are a cultural history of synonyms


There was a protest banner that spread the words, “Castrate the State!;”articles about fetal rights as civil rights; and a revelation about a perceived “intensity gap” in pro-choice institutions.

This was the narrative arc leading up to Mother’s Day 2012.

We are supposed to celebrate those that have participated in accouchement, the standard and narrow definition of mother.

The anti-sex and the pro-parental zealots sound the same to me – both promote progeny.


In this land of homogenous seasons, I am afraid I missed my hibernation cycle.


She told me that I need to understand the difference between worry and disconcert; there was empowerment embedded in that assumption. There is also tension in that settling.

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