This week’s articles are all about the growth/reconstruction that comes from heat — the heat of trying to queer-date in the world (as told in Lola West’s “Through the Looking-App: The Shattered Fantasy of Tinder”), the boil of rage in recognizing that sex workers only play two parts in media (as told in Riley Smith’s “When They’re Dead, They’re Just Hookers: The Media Trope That’s Killing People”), the wreckage and fire of making the decision to terminate a pregnancy (as told in Amy Roost’s “Abortion Isn’t Always A Case Of Wanting Or Not Wanting A Child”), and the bump and grind of Katie Tandy’s “Fit To Bust: On the Rhythms of Sex and Rock N’ Roll”.
PULP’s stories are always raw, with the balance of reclamation, generous-spiritedness, and the overwhelmingly profound experience of being human. With the news this week about Planned Parenthood refusing federal funds due to new regulations around abortion, it’s no wonder that our stories shine with the beauty, anger, and heat of a world on fire.
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