Entries by B.J. Epstein from 03/2012

Making Babies the Gay Way

| Posted 03.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Perhaps if there were more children's books that dared to show LGBTQ people adopting, working with surrogates, going to sperm banks, or meeting co-parents, there would be more understanding about what it means to make and raise babies in non-traditional ways.

Imagining a Narrow World: A Challenge to Read Translated Literature

| Posted 03.12.2012 | Huffington Post

If you can't imagine a world without great literature and fascinating ideas and intercultural understanding - and if you don't want to imagine such a world either - do your part and read translated literature. Go on. I dare you.

Celebrating Translationness: Reading a Translation

| Posted 03.22.2012 | Huffington Post

If we consider how we read - just compare how you read the newspaper to how you would read a textbook, or how you read a novel when you were a teenager to how you do so 15 years later - it becomes clear that we do read different texts in different ways, with different aims guiding our reading, at different points in our lives and in different contexts.

Going Sane: Language and Political Correctness

| Posted 03.28.2012 | UK

Liam Stacey showed extremely poor judgement when he tweeted offensive and thoughtless statements shortly after footballer Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the field, and the situation quickly escalated when Stacey mentioned picking cotton. Is this political correctness gone mad? I don't think so. On the contrary, it's political correctness gone sane.