[Ads-l] Baba

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 3 21:23:34 EDT 2018


I recall a _National Lampoon_ maharishi-style "columnist" named Baba Rum
Raisin from ca 1975.

JL

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 8:29 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> Also good with r(h)um.
>
> > On Nov 3, 2018, at 11:10 AM, Bill Mullins <amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > A word that is new to me:
> >
> > "The Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts is a cradle of social
> > progress — a place where L.G.B.T.Q. is often followed by I.A. (for
> > intersex and asexual), there’s a Stonewall Center (now 33 years old),
> > and gender-nonconforming parents have a nickname of choice (it’s “Baba”).
> >
> > On a Maple-lined street here in Northampton, in a white gablefront
> > house, lives one such Baba, a.k.a. Andrea Lawlor, a gender queer
> > novelist and visiting lecturer at Mt. Holyoke College; Lawlor, who uses
> > the pronoun they, shares the first floor rooms with their girlfriend,
> > their 5-year-old child, and their child’s sprawling Lego constructions. "
> >
> >
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/books/trans-lit-transgender-novels.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
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