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Miriam Toews Has Something to Say

Miriam Toews (pronounced “taves”) first came to my attention in 2015 with All My Puny Sorrows, a moving novelization of her sister’s suicide. This intelligent, propulsive work tested the bounds of empathy and family loyalty. Her newest book, Women Talking, is a response to the real-life story of mass sexual assault in a remote Mennonite […]

A Football Filled with Goat’s Blood (and Other Things Men Can Do For Women)

Arunachalam Muruganantham is a personal hero of mine. Like most men, Muruganantham had no idea how menstruation even worked before he married his wife. As people with little means in India, he began to realize the incredible challenge that women like his wife faced when their periods came. There are profound health hazards that come along […]