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“Boys will be boys,” Vigilance, and Survival in Machado and Dani’s “The Low, Low Woods”

At the end of Carmen Maria Machado and Dani’s The Low, Low Woods, El and Vee uncover the generational violence against women in Shudder to Think and they confront Josh, the teenager that sexually assaulted them at the beginning of the series, as he and other assault Jessica. When Vee punches Josh, she narrates, “I’ll never forget how small he looked. How I felt like … Read More “Boys will be boys,” Vigilance, and Survival in Machado and Dani’s “The Low, Low Woods”

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Credibility and What One Believes in Carmen Maria Machado and Dani’s “The Low, Low Woods”

When Jaydn DeWald introduced me to Carmen Maria Machado and Dani’s The Low, Low Woods, I knew that I wanted to include it in my “Monsters, Race, and Comics” class. Jaydn also introduced me to Machado’s “The Husband Stitch,” and before starting The Low, Low Woods we read and discussed Machado’s story in class. One of the overarching themes in both texts deals with the discrediting of … Read More Credibility and What One Believes in Carmen Maria Machado and Dani’s “The Low, Low Woods”