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Shannon Drury

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Shannon Drury is the author of the memoir "The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century," winner of a 2015 USA Book Award. Her essay collection "Diary of a Rad Housewife: Ten Years of Tirades and True Tales" won a 2016 Global Ebook Gold Award.

A longtime columnist for the Minnesota Women’s Press, her personal and political essays have appeared in print magazines, online news outlets, and literary anthologies.

She is married to a great feminist guy and they share a house in Minneapolis with two cats, two kids, three computers, hundreds of vinyl records, thousands of books, millions of Lego pieces and billions of dustbunnies.
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Toni Van Pelt Must Resign

Hi gang! I’m sorry that you haven’t heard from me since I promised to unretire the blog and get busy on the keyboard again–pandemics and civil unrest in my backyard will do that to a gal.





But now I’m back, because there’s something else close to my heart that is under attack: the National Organization for Women. The Minnesota chapter is a huge part of my Radical Housewife story, and it’s where I m

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“At night, my own century-old wooden floors creaked while I dreamed of her, as she looked before radiation destroyed her famously enormous hair and removed all evidence of her addiction to homemade brownies. I woke to clammy sheets and the grim reminder that Liz’s soul was not, in fact, speaking to me from beyond the grave. Rationally, I knew that memory synapses of plump, frizzy Liz were bursting forth from the depths of my brain. Emotionally, I wanted Liz back with me, no matter what her form—but getting her back would require a leap of faith that the rest of me (the stuff surrounding that Liz-shaped hole) just couldn’t take.”
Shannon Drury, Atheist Voices of Minnesota: An Anthology of Personal Stories

“The Mommy Wars, as they stand today, serve as an effective check on the ambitions of the American mother. The phenomenon keeps women in a perpetual state of guilt, shame and inadequacy, and does so without involving anyone but wealthy white women.”
Shannon Drury, The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century

“I can’t remember the moment I was labeled bitch for the first time, but it sure wasn’t in the blogosphere of 2008. It was well before the blogosphere, let alone the World Wide Web, existed. The first time I was called a bitch, the home computer of choice was a Vic 20, capable of playing Pong and calculating to eight decimal points but not much else.”
Shannon Drury, The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century

“The outrageous madonna/whore duality that we mock in Women’s Studies 101 has its subtle, and very insidious, expression in the good/bad mother paradigm that we grapple with every day of our lives.”
Shannon Drury, The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century

“The Mommy Wars, as they stand today, serve as an effective check on the ambitions of the American mother. The phenomenon keeps women in a perpetual state of guilt, shame and inadequacy, and does so without involving anyone but wealthy white women.”
Shannon Drury, The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century

“I can’t remember the moment I was labeled bitch for the first time, but it sure wasn’t in the blogosphere of 2008. It was well before the blogosphere, let alone the World Wide Web, existed. The first time I was called a bitch, the home computer of choice was a Vic 20, capable of playing Pong and calculating to eight decimal points but not much else.”
Shannon Drury, The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century

“At night, my own century-old wooden floors creaked while I dreamed of her, as she looked before radiation destroyed her famously enormous hair and removed all evidence of her addiction to homemade brownies. I woke to clammy sheets and the grim reminder that Liz’s soul was not, in fact, speaking to me from beyond the grave. Rationally, I knew that memory synapses of plump, frizzy Liz were bursting forth from the depths of my brain. Emotionally, I wanted Liz back with me, no matter what her form—but getting her back would require a leap of faith that the rest of me (the stuff surrounding that Liz-shaped hole) just couldn’t take.”
Shannon Drury, Atheist Voices of Minnesota: An Anthology of Personal Stories

“A lot of people get upset when you say ‘shit’ or something like that. But do you realize that almost our entire country sat still while they barbecued people in Los Angeles, firebombed a house, burned the people to death? …and you see, this is part of the pathology of people who are so sensitive to some kinds of stylistic offensiveness, and so callous to real cruelty and brutality.”
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