Mary Spencer Neal
Mary Spencer Neal is an emerging writer currently based in Greenville, SC. For the past seven years, she has taught History, English, and Theology at Catholic and Episcopal high schools. She writes about faith, feminism, and school. This is her first published essay.
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On Sex and Grammar
BY Mary Spencer Neal
I still think most of my sexual encounters were healthy ones. I’m one of the lucky few who has had the good fortune to escape any situation in which I might have lost all power. Maybe the unremarkable nature of my time in Newhookupland is why I rarely slowed down to think about what was being said versus what wasn’t being said. Mindlessly going through the mechanics gave me the false sense that I was the protagonist of my own narrative. Somehow, I’m not sure I ever truly learned how to be my own subject.