Elizabeth Grace Matthew works in higher education. She holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in English literature from Penn State University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Reality is messier than than fiction that reduces historical figures like Hillary Clinton to the sum of her most oversimplified virtues and vices.
I do not mean that we need to stop having children. I mean that we need to stop engaging in the practices that have coincided with the widespread usage of “parent” as a verb.
The various arguments around Little Women have long boiled down to: does the novel empower women, or does it oppress them?