Monday, May 03, 2010

Some Monday Reading

An interview about writing on one's own life and what it might mean. If you have read the interviewed authors you may have more to say on this in the comments.

Margaret Morganroth Gullette writes about her mother's abortion in the 1940s.

The third item is not reading but listening. Erica Young and Molly Young-Fast talk (on a superficial level) about the generational difference in attitudes towards the pill and the interviewer tries to make it quite clear that the pill is ovah!. It nevah helped women in the first place! And the way to evaluate it is against an imaginary perfect birth control method. Because the pill comes second in that comparison we might as well scrap it. Probably right after abortion is made illegal.

The fiftieth anniversary of the pill has made contrarianism extremely attractive. I see it all over the media.