Reviews tagging 'Terminal illness'
The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson
jonsnowsmanbun's review against another edition
Moderate: Body shaming, Sexual content, Transphobia, Terminal illness, Stalking, Miscarriage, Mental illness, Hate crime, Fatphobia, Cancer, Death of parent, and Abortion
Graphic: Terminal illness, Pregnancy, Sexual content, Death of parent, Cultural appropriation, and Stalking
Moderate: Addiction and Sexism
Minor: AbortionFrequent mentions of Buddhism, reference to a theorist who makes questionable claims about being pregnant with mixed children as a white woman, and naming their child with a Native American name are all aspects of the books that entirely fail to interrogate the role whiteness, which is both jarring and disappointing.
suspicious_salmon's review against another edition
Graphic: Death of parent and Pregnancy
Moderate: Dysphoria, Medical content, Sexual content, Lesbophobia, Transphobia, and Infertility
Minor: Alcoholism, Cultural appropriation, Excrement, Grief, Deadnaming, Addiction, Miscarriage, Stalking, and Terminal illness
mallory10100's review against another edition
Graphic: Cancer, Child death, Chronic illness, Cursing, Death of parent, Homophobia, Infertility, Lesbophobia, Medical content, Mental illness, Miscarriage, Misogyny, Pedophilia, Pregnancy, Sexual content, Transphobia, Terminal illness, and Dysphoria
Moderate: Alcohol, Blood, and Vomit
cheye13's review against another edition
While this is a book I think straights should read, I find myself reluctant to recommend it to anyone not queer, and the text itself explains why: "...the butch characters would call each other 'he' and 'him,' but in the outer world of grocery stores and authority figures, people would call them "she" and "her." The point wasn't that if the outer world were schooled appropriately re: the characters' preferred pronouns, everything would be right as rain. Because if the outsiders called the characters "he," it would be a different kind of he" (pg 8).
Graphic: Death of parent
Moderate: Cancer, Grief, Terminal illness, and Stalking
Minor: Sexual assault, Sexual content, and TransphobiaThere is brief discussion of child sexual abuse/assault scenes in literature.
daisymaytwizell's review against another edition
Minor: Transphobia, Terminal illness, Sexual content, and Cancer