S. C. Cornell




I am a writer in Mexico City at work on a novel.


My essays and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Drift, and LIBER: A Feminist Review.


Email me: sccornell1 at gmail



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Selected Writing



2024

Let Me Tell You What She Means
LIBER | The misrepresentation of Joan Didion.


2023

The Abortion Plot
The New Yorker | Sara Gallardo.

Who Gets to Play in Women’s Leagues?
The New Yorker | Sex and sports. 

Our Lady of Anxiety
LIBER | Roz Chast.

How Much Do Words Matter? 
The New Yorker | Feminist etymology. 

On Androgyny 
LIBER | Susan Sontag’s utopia.


2022

To Get It Was The Gift of Life
LIBER | Darryl Pinckney and Elizabeth Hardwick.

Fetal Rites 
The Drift | Anti-abortion propaganda.


Sex Tips From Apes 
LIBER | Sexual essentialism.

Diary of the Seduced
LIBER | Elif Batuman.

Baby, Was I Born This Way? 
LIBER | Amia Srinivasan.