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[BONUS] The Feminist Distortion

I was excited when I read ‘feminist utopia’ in the description of “Sultana’s Dream” (1905) by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Ultimately, though, in that regard I was left wanting. Hossain’s short story is many things, but a feminist utopia is not one of them.  “Sultana’s Dream” follows an Indian woman who finds herself in a world- […] Continue reading

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Common Ground: a Fervent Individualist and a Socialist Dreamer

I was raised on Ayn Rand and capitalism. Every dinner with my grandfather for as long as I can remember has centered around the US- our freedoms, our military, our Constitution, our capitalism (and I wouldn’t have it any other way). By the time I reached eighth grade, I’d read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, her thousand-page dystopian […] Continue reading

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She Won’t Read That

I don’t read or watch science fiction, if I can help it. My favorite Star Wars movie is the third one (not counting the prequels) because the Ewoks are cute. I tried to read Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and made it less than thirty pages. My eyes could barely keep themselves open during Blade Runner. I always […] Continue reading

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