"Throwing Like a Girl" - Iris Marion Young
I did not know Iris well but last year invited her to serve as an Associate Editor of the journal I edit for the Americana Political Science Association. By then, Iris had already fought through the initial treatments for cancer. We nonetheless had a couple of long, frank phone conversations during which I tried to persuade her to sign on and she pressed me hard on the direction I wanted to take the journal. In the end she graciously agreed to join the Associated Editors. I joked after our conversations that she did so mostly to keep an eye on me! I regularly have thought that the title of her (recently republished) essay "Throwing Like a Girl" nicely captured the combination of incisiveness and humor that characterized Iris herself.