The Glass Woman by Caroline Bea
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Articles / September 6, 2019

C The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea September 3, 2019 · Harper Mystery/Thriller TW: This book contains the graphic depiction of a rape. The Glass Woman by Caroline Bea is billed a Gothic mystery set in 1686 in Iceland that has shades of Jane Eyre to it. It’s about the dangers of rumors, and how they can poison a community. It’s wonderfully atmospheric and creepy…at least at first. About two-thirds of the way through the book, The Glass Woman shifts from a traditional Gothic to something more like historical fiction, and I found that once all the mysteries were revealed, I was no longer as engaged in the story. The book opens with a body being dragged out of the sea ice, and it sets the atmosphere for the rest of the novel: The other two men hold him as he starts to heave the body from out of the water. Slowly, a dark shape emerges and flops out onto the ice. “I’m sorry,” he rasps. They carry the heavy parcel over the sea-ice, back to land. He tries not to look down at where the dead hand trails across the slush and ice, like the fingers of a child,…

367. The Vagina Bible, Shoes, and Other Essentials: A Conversation with Dr. Jen Gunter
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Articles / September 6, 2019

A | BN | K | AB Today I’m chatting with Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, and host of the new CBC show Jensplaining. Yes, it’s a Canadian show, and yes, I’m jealous. We talk about debunking junk science, and how pervasive bad information is about vaginas and vulvas. We talk about vagina pain, caring for trans patients, and sources for good information. And we take a long detour through shoes, because obviously. Priorities. Key point from this episode: “Misinformation and disinformation about your body is the opposite of feminism.” TW/ CW: At about 12:00 there is mention of child death. And at about 27:00 there’s a detailed discussion of fat shaming , mental health shaming, and junk science messaging in Marianne Williamson’s books. Listen to the podcast → Read the transcript → Here are the books we discuss in this podcast: You can find Dr. Jen Gunter: On her website, DrJenGunter.com On Twitter @DrJenGunter On Instagram @DrJenGunter And you can see her upcoming appearances on her website Don’t miss her blog, either – it’s terrific. Her upcoming show is Jensplaining, and I’m hoping someone in the US picks it up because it sounds excellent. We also mentioned:…