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Literary Events

To the editors: Two comments and a request. First, while looking over recent cover articles run in the Reader, I was impressed by the unusually in-depth coverage of topics that are normally ignored by the media. In particular, the articles on torture (August 5th), a prison theatrical group (July 15th) and the philosopher Irving Thalberg […]

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Women’s Work Is Never Done

To the editors: First, I’d like to thank Jackie Stevens [“Reading: The Feminist Mistake,” October 9] for keeping us informed. In the second part of her book review Stevens rightly points out that sex and violence are not equivalent. In the same vein, not all sex is the conventional heterosexual epitome of submissive/dominant ideology that […]

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Help for Porno Models?

To the editors: Thank you for publishing Fran Zell’s cover story about rehabilitation opportunities for prostitutes [July 31]. I’m sure there are many who would rather not think about such things, since it is in the interest of many to keep women in prostitution. I’ve been wondering if there isn’t a similar need for rehabilitation […]

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Men

To the editors: It is such a relief when articles like Jackie Stevens’s “The Sexes: When a Man Kills a Woman” [August 28] are actually published–one can breathe an ephemeral sigh thinking that perhaps not all media is censored. Over and again, it surprises me when misogyny is not recognized as such, even when it […]