DICTIONARY OF THE VULGAR TONGUE
In Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, a Connecticut Women for Life meeting is interrupted by a young mother who needs help. Elsewhere in history, a group of wealthy Londoners write a dictionary of slang so they can speak the unspeakable in front of their wives and daughters, and a New England tea party devolves into an intervention when the lady of the house must fire the indiscreet help.
By mocking the myriad ways in which coded language is used to harm women, Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a satire that illuminates the connection between white supremacy and the abortion "debate" in the United States.
Written in Spring 2020 in the Goldberg Masterclass at NYU taught by Sam Hunter. Read a ten-page excerpt here.