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The Boundaries of Gender

A Guernica special issue.

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The Transformation of Mama Paulina

By Chika Unigwe in Features

Boundaries of Gender: This time around, Mama Paulina would marry a woman. She was not looking for a sexual relationship, but for a wife who would provide her with sons.

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Boys Don’t Cry

Brian Gresko interviews Ronald Levant in Interviews

Boundaries of Gender: The psychologist on the evolution of maleness and the sociocultural forces that have long stifled men and fathers.

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How to Be a Woman in Tehran

By Habibe Jafarian, translated from the Persian by Salar Abdoh in Features

Boundaries of Gender: I stay because, as my mother never stopped repeating, I am my own woman, but also my own man.

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Girl

By Alexander Chee in Features

Boundaries of Gender: Sometimes you don’t know who you are until you put on a mask.

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Inflections Forever New

Ariel Lewiton interviews Maggie Nelson  in Interviews

Boundaries of Gender: The poet and cultural critic on gender fluidity, the politics of motherhood, and the expansive potential of the queer movement.

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India’s Third Gender

Shanoor Seervai interviews Laxmi Narayan Tripathi in Interviews

Boundaries of Gender: The activist on the ancient legacy and contemporary struggles of hijras.

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Inside / Outside

Alex Zafiris interviews Hayv Kahraman in Art

Boundaries of Gender: The artist discusses refugee trauma, female oppression, and her new show, How Iraqi Are You?

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Wildlife

By Carter Sickels in Fiction

Boundaries of Gender: He smiled, shyly, and then came toward Evan, and although in the red light the scars on Evan’s chest were not visible, Billy found them and kissed them.

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Subcortical

By Lee Conell in Fiction

Boundaries of Gender: In the early seventies, I began sleeping with a married doctor who wanted to cure homosexuality.

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Arcadia, Mars

By Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers in Poetry

Boundaries of Gender: Not even the olive he wedged / under her tongue / could hold her, clot those cries—

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The Body

By Boston Gordon in Poetry

Boundaries of Gender: Because people you know sometimes cut theirs
 / off so as not to look like you.

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MORE INTERVIEWS

Boys Don’t Cry

Brian Gresko interviews Ronald Levant

Inflections Forever New

Ariel Lewiton interviews Maggie Nelson

India’s Third Gender

Shanoor Seervai interviews Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
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INTERVIEWS

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Inflections Forever New

Ariel Lewiton interviews Maggie Nelson

Boundaries of Gender: The poet and cultural critic on the politics of motherhood and the expansive potential of the queer movement.

MORE INTERVIEWS

MORE POETRY

Arcadia, Mars

By Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

The Body

By Boston Gordon

Reckoner

By Nance Van Winckel
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POETRY

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The Body

By Boston Gordon

Boundaries of Gender: Because people you know sometimes cut theirs
 / off so as not to look like you.

MORE POETRY

MORE FICTION

Wildlife

By Carter Sickels

Subcortical

By Lee Conell

Red Brick

By Danny Lorberbaum
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FICTION

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Subcortical

By Lee Conell

Boundaries of Gender: In the early seventies, I began sleeping with a married doctor who wanted to cure homosexuality.

MORE FICTION

MORE ART

Inside / Outside

Alex Zafiris interviews Hayv Kahraman

Buffalo Magic

By Darrell Hartman

The Perfect Beat

By Alex Zafiris
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ART

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Inside / Outside

Alex Zafiris interviews Hayv Kahraman

Boundaries of Gender: The artist discusses refugee trauma, female oppression, and her new show, How Iraqi Are You?

MORE ART

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March 2015

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March 2015

Some hearing witnesses say the 2012 reform law had unintended consequences.

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March 2015

Why basketball fans booed the Kansas governor.

Michael Grabell: California Vs. Insurers

March 2015

Concern over possible misuse of a 2012 workers’ comp law has led to warnings from state labor officials.

Lost Art From The First Millennium

March 2015

Shanoor Seervai interviews Met curator John Guy on ancient Hindu and Buddhist art, excavating shipwrecks, and the growing influence of Eastern art in the West.

Howard Zinn and Paula J. Giddings: I Plead Guilty (to Insubordination)

March 2015

An excerpt from Zinn's 1960 piece on the young women of Spelman College turning into protestors, and historian Paula Giddings vividly looking back on Zinn and the Spelman experience fifty-five years later.

Jay Walljasper: Who Says Government Can’t Innovate?

March 2015

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority pioneers topnotch services for seniors.

Robert Reich: Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone

March 2015

With inequality at record levels and almost all the economic gains going to the top, there’s more pressure than ever to get the golden ring.

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