Resistance is an Intimate Art


Fifth Estate # 412, Fall, 2022

a review of Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback Laurie Penny. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022

Stories and Stories and Stories of Womanhood


Fifth Estate # 411, Spring, 2022

a review of All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body Ed. Dani Burlison. PM Press, 2019

Breaking up Families


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada by Samir Shaheen-Hussain, Foreword by Cindy Blackstock, Afterword by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel. Mcgill-Queen’s University Press 2020

Cherishing the Secret Knowledge of Fulvia Ferrari


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of Secolo Nuovo or The Times of Promise by Fulvia Ferrari. Detritus Books 2021

Diane di Prima (1934-2020)


Fifth Estate # 409, Summer, 2021

Diane di Prima has died. Now we have no choice but to introduce her to each other, since she is no longer here to introduce herself.

This Is What Direct Democracy Looks Like


Fifth Estate # 407, Fall, 2020

a review of Deciding For Ourselves: The Promise of Direct Democracy, Cindy Milstein, Editor. AK Press, 2020,

Running to Find Ourselves


Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

a review of Running by Cara Hoffman. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2018

Of Sports & Women’s Bodies


Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

a review of The Little Communist Who Never Smiled by Lola Lafon. Seven Stories Press, 2016, 320 pp. English translation from French by Nick Caistor

Women’s bodies as capital


Fifth Estate # 396, Summer, 2016

a review of Meat Market: Female Flesh under Capitalism by Laurie Penny. Zero Books, 2011, 68 pp., $12.95 “Contemporary pseudo-feminism is all about the power of yes. Yes, we want shoes, orgasms and menial office work. Yes, we want chocolate, …

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When the War Comes Home


Fifth Estate # 394, Summer 2015 - Technology

a review of Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman. Simon & Schuster, paper edition 2015, 289 pp. $26