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New Feminist Fridays! (On a Sunday)

FCKH8 Has Little Girls Drop “F-Bombs for Feminism” or For Capitalism?

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(Warning: There’s an F-bomb in the video above. So, you know, earmuffs if you’re snowed in with the kids.)

Today’s top book news item: The slam poet and novelist Maggie Estep died Wednesday, days after having a heart attack, The New York Times reports. She was 50.

Estep helped to popularize slam poetry through appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and MTV in the 1990s. The Timeswrites, “Ms. Estep’s poetry was characterized by gritty honesty, black humor and a post-punk brand of feminism. … Her poems, which she delivered relentlessly, were a cascade of images, often tinged with absurdity, violence and innuendo." 

If you’re not familiar with her work, this reading is a great place to start.