The Pulpit Presents: Gashed Landscapes

July Westhale
Jan 31 · 2 min read
// photo by AR Nature Gal

What a week, huh kiddos? But we made it. We made it through the slog of January insofar as we are able. We may not be able to control the dead-of-winter, the post-holiday slag, the going-back-to-work, but we can control how we lift ourselves up. Which is to say — our consumption of tunes and reads.

This week, we kicked off with a republication by Jessica Wildfire, “Ted Bundy: The First Incel”.

“Truth: Ted Bundy was no suave anti-hero, but an incel in mind and spirit. He had a hard time getting laid. His first girlfriend dumped him because he wasn’t successful enough. Plus, he didn’t get into his top law school picks. Bundy spent most of his life compensating for his shortcomings by lying, manipulating, and constantly bragging about himself.

He displayed the same mix of narcissism and psychopathy that psychologists now find in business leaders and politicians.”

Next up, we’ve got a new writer in the fray — Mikhal Weiner brings us the scoop in “It’s Complicated: LGBTQ Folks Weigh-In On Abortion Rights”:

“Many other pro-choice responders felt just as staunchly about this. “I consider myself to be pro-choice and I have been pro-choice since I could understand what abortion is,” said one. “I would define myself as very pro-choice,” said another.

That said, this opinion wasn’t even close to being held by everyone I spoke to with many refusing to engage with the life vs. choice binary at all, choosing instead to define the conversation on their own terms.”

We rounded the week off with a piece on Kobe Bryant by co-founder Katie Tandy, a thoughtful look at Hep C by Sarah Clyne Sundberg, and Lara Sterling’s illuminating essay about ball-stomping.

As usual, my pretties, we bring you a smash-ready mix of tunes to accompany your weekly reads.

PULPMAG

PULP is a multimedia sex, sexuality, and reproductive rights publication celebrating this human coil hurtling through time and space.

July Westhale

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co-founding executive editor of medium.com/PULPMAG. Writer, translator, professor, media roustabout. Gender queer (she/they).

PULPMAG

PULPMAG

PULP is a multimedia sex, sexuality, and reproductive rights publication celebrating this human coil hurtling through time and space.

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