By Midori E. Hartman. November 7th is an important day in United States history for more than one reason. On this same day in 1893, Colorado held a referendum to determine women’s suffrage—the right to vote—becoming the first U.S. state to do so. This would kickstart a domino effect for enfranchisement for women at the […]
Midori HartmanMidori E. Hartman has a PhD in Historical Studies: Christianity in Late Antiquity from Drew University (2019). Her primary research interests are Augustine, ancient slavery, and rhetoric as it intersects with issues of gender, ethnicity, and animality.
By Midori E. Hartman. She wished to find out about this hazardous business of “passing,” this breaking away from all that was familiar and friendly to take one’s chances in another environment, not entirely strange, perhaps, but certainly not friendly. (Nella Larsen, “Passing,” 1929). First there was Rachel Dolezal, then there was Jessica Krug, and […]
There is nothing quite like marching with 300,000+ people to help you feel like you are part of something bigger than yourself. In such a setting, “This is what democracy looks like!” becomes more than just words when it is a roar of the countless voices that surround you. Rubber sole meets unevenly sunken grates, […]
Hey, we’ve (probably) never met, but there’s something that I’d like to get off my chest: I’m a secular student of religion. Maybe that doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, but it certainly feels like a big confession to make in a forum about religion. That said, let me explain why I think […]
Before there was a Katniss Everdeen of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, there were Offred and Moira of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985). Both story-worlds imagine similar outcomes for a future post-American reality, exploring life within democracy-turned-totalitarian societies as expressed from the perspective of some of its most oppressed and vulnerable bodies: children and […]