Christina Rossetti & my Aunt Edna

It's simplistic to say that it is a book about Christina Rossetti. It is a scholarly work on literary criticism of Rossetti's poetry during her life and at different periods of critical thinking. It makes very interesting reading if you're interested in poetry and feminism, or poetry or feminism...

Any practicing artist in any medium will recognize the existential struggles of the mostly ordinary people who are the Artstars.

I have never believed that sex work is liberating. It's an industry like most others. It exploits its workers and even its customers really.

Since ancient times the powers that be, dynasties, religions, corporations, have used the human sex drive to control people.

I have heard the expression "you're a woman now," several times in my life. It got old after the first time...

Before we had phones, or TVs, or radios, or even books, we watched and learned from the animals and insects. And they had, and still do have, many worthwhile skills to teach us...

Many women who have not had to deal with the very real threat of female genital mutilation probably prefer not to think about it as something that actually affects all of us. But it does.

Revolution can be a bloody mess. When we search for Peace, we have to at least consider peaceful and loving ways to get there...

Conquerors, and even the people they bring unwillingly with them, tend to ignore the native people, and their native wisdom. This is as true on Earth as it is on Grandmother.

Female genital mutilation is no laughing matter. Many women in the world have had the procedure forced upon them. I don't buy any arguments about traditions. It's about control, pure and simple. I hope my fictional story might get more people to think about it...

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