Susanna J. Sturgis    

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WHEN THE TRUTH DOESN'T FIT: ON FAT, CHOICE, AND SILENCE
Jan 24, 2011
Published in Lesbian Contradiction, Winter 1983-84.
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MY TERRORIST EYE: RISK, THE UNEXPECTED, AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Jan 31, 2008
I could keep submitting this to prestigious literary journals that no one I know reads, or I could post it here. Suddenly this seems a no-brainer. Revised for the last time -- I promise! -- maybe? -- in January 2008.
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NO LEGISLATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Jul 24, 2007
This was written in response to the health-insurance reform plan that is being implemented in Massachusetts.
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THE DRIVE TO PROTECT: THOUGHTS ON CENSORSHIP
Jul 17, 2006
Published in Lesbian Contradiction, Spring 1991. Holds up pretty well, I think.
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"WHAT'S A P.C. FEMINIST LIKE YOU DOING IN A FANTASY LIKE THIS?": A FEW ANSWERS AND A FEW QUESTIONS
Jun 28, 2006
Published in the spring 1986 issue of Lesbian Contradiction. About four years later, when I started meeting New England f/sf writers and going to cons, I discovered that photocopies of this essay had preceded me. During the 1990s I participated in several raucous con panels with titles like "Girls on Boys on Boys."
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BREAKING SILENCE, BREAKING FAITH: THE PROMOTION OF LESBIAN NUNS
Jan 11, 2006
This essay appeared in Lesbian Ethics, vol. 1, no. 3 (fall 1985). It seems so polite. Twenty years later, I'm still outraged.
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ONE REVIEWER'S REFLECTIONS ON HER WORK
Jan 11, 2006
Published in Lesbian Contradiction, my favorite lesbian-feminist publication of the mid to late 1980s, summer 1985. For context, see "Breaking Silence, Breaking Faith: The Promotion of Lesbian Nuns."
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PERSONAL HISTORY OF "POLITICALLY CORRECT"
Jan 01, 2006
Posted to Copyediting-L on September 5, 1998.
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A FEW PECKS OF SALT
Sep 08, 2005
A letter to the editor published in the Martha's Vineyard Times for September 8, 2005.
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ON RHETORICAL EXCESS
May 01, 2003
A letter to the editor published in the Martha's Vineyard Times for May 1, 2003. I've replaced the names of other letter writers with initials.
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MIMI'S REVENGE
Aug 26, 2005
Medea became one of my main muses in the mid-1980s, when I stage-managed a production of Euripides' play. "Mimi's Revenge" was published in Trivia 16/17 (fall 1990).
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LILITH AND HER CHILDREN
Aug 26, 2005
In which Medea, feminist spirituality, and colonial theory try to make sense of Martha's Vineyard -- take 1. Published in Calyx, vol. 12, no. 1 (fall 1989).
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