Author: Annie Jo Baker

Reclaiming Elektra

Reclaiming Elektra

Detail of Frederic Leighton’s 1869 painting, “Elektra at the Tomb of Agamemnon.” Theatre in ancient Greece was made by and for men. Yet, many of the plays we have from then display interestingly almost-feminist qualities—at least when viewed through a modern lens. The example usually […]

On Acceptance

On Acceptance

We all need to feel free to talk about our mental health and mental illness without fear of being shamed or rejected for it. Annie Jo’s piece is a beautiful, lyrical take on how one can come to accept living with a mental illness, without […]

Sappho–Everyone’s Favorite Lesbian Lesbian

Sappho–Everyone’s Favorite Lesbian Lesbian

Some male classicists do this thing where they try to be edgy by explaining that Sappho might not have actually liked women. I view this as a prime example of a prototypical privileged man being unable either to fathom a woman not attracted to men or to distinguish the regular violence committed against women (not just occasionally or even necessary physical, but subtly and continually): the denial of their identities, their humanity.

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