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From a Feminist Mansplainer: How Sex Negativity is Endangering Girls’ Equality and Diversity

I hate having to put these in my articles and often don’t because if one reads close enough, I never justify or condone child sexual abuse. I ask tough questions.

From a Feminist Mansplainer: How Sex Negativity is Endangering Girls’ Equality and Diversity

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I hate having to put these in my articles and often don’t because if one reads close enough, I never justify or condone child sexual abuse. I ask tough questions.

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Derelict housing on 8th Street, Brooklyn (Photo by Jeremiah Hannon) If you need to get some cutlery sharpened, go down to the Grinding Company of America, across the Vietnam Veterans

Edgar Allan Poe’s Warnings Against Slavery

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Death of the Artistic Girl in the Age of (In)tolerance

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Black Women and Political Activism in America

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The Widow Bixby: Figuring out the legacy of the Civil War’s most famous mother

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American soldiers on the Piave front hurling a hand grenades during World War I.

A New Reading of World War I American Literature

One hundred years after U.S. involvement in World War I, it is time to revisit our literature that came out of that conflict--because we are only now, finally, able

The Koran, Edgar Allan Poe and Science

Edgar Allan Poe has a reputation for mockery and secrecy. He loved to challenge his readers with riddles, hoaxes, and cryptography. He was a talented crypto-analyst and he wrote

Essay on Literature is the Mirror of Society

Since the dawn of man, the art of storytelling was utilized to pass on critically deemed information about society, life, and everything. During the early days, much of our

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Maryland Confederate war hero among 500 ‘rebels’ buried in Brooklyn and the Bronx

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