Issue 1: 1 Dec 2016

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Writers Resist Launches

By | 2017-02-23T21:51:15+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Issue 1: 1 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , |

Writers Resist, a literary collective born of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, publishes creative expressions of resistance by diverse writers and artists. We are dedicated to challenging all things that diminish our nation’s quest for equality, freedom, justice and a healthy planet for all—while having a bit of fun, which is why we publish weekly, [...]

Beware a Kinder, Gentler American Fascism

By | 2017-02-23T21:52:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Issue 1: 1 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , , |

By David L. Ulin Originally published by LitHub, November 16, 2016; used with permission of the author. Let me begin with an admission: I don’t know how to write about this. I’ve been trying since Wednesday morning, day after the election, when I awakened with what felt like the worst hangover in the universe—and without the [...]

Male Bias

By | 2017-02-23T21:53:35+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Issue 1: 1 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , |

By Katherine D. Perry   Waiting five years to adopt a daughter, I had time to carefully consider the impact of male bias on foreign shores, where, when you can only have one, girls are left on the steps of schools and libraries, and if they survive, they might be sent away, to western countries, where women [...]

Was it foolish to think so?

By | 2017-02-23T21:55:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Issue 1: 1 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , , |

By Sara Marchant My husband’s birthday is November eighth. He takes the day off. We drive to Idyllwild for lunch. It is a windy day so we have the patio to ourselves until an elderly white lady with an elderly dog joins us. She greets the waiter by name and he greets the cranky old dog [...]

The President-Elect Speaks

By | 2017-02-23T21:57:24+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Issue 1: 1 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Marge Piercy   “You can always go to another state” to have your abortion just so long as you’re rich, have a nanny to watch your kids, can take off from your job, have a ride available or your own car, aren’t living at home or needing to hide the procedure. Yes affluent women could [...]

Twenty Ways to Protect Our Democracy

By | 2017-02-23T21:59:30+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Issue 1: 1 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , |

By Timothy Snyder Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today. Do not obey in [...]

White Privilege, This Is America

By | 2017-02-23T22:01:19+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: Issue 1: 1 Dec 2016|Tags: , , |

Through African-American Eyes By Conney D. Williams   I didn't sit down to write all of this, but here I am. The election seems like a dream, but I'm not one of those caught off guard. I don't see it as such a surprise. As an African American, this is the normal America I've seen my [...]