The Broken Woman

I recently did a project for my Women’s Literature class, analyzing how women in Appalachia are treated and the services that are available to them in terms of motherhood, domestic abuse, rape, and poverty. The results were disheartening, but at the end I realized that the women of this region possess a profound resilience that [...]

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The Sweetheart Epidemic and RBF

“Hey sweetheart, this isn’t in a mug.” “Hey sweetheart, I know what you can get me.” “Hey sweetheart, when are you done serving these yuppies?” “Hey sweetheart, you should try to smile a little more, you look miserable.”   My name is not ‘sweetheart’. I have a name, and a voice, and a pretty damn [...]