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Maleficent: Feminist Film or Rape Culture Perpetuate?

First let me say, I totally get how rape could be interpreted from the scene in the new Disney classic (in my opinion), Maleficent. She fell asleep with a man she loved after a night of passionate love-making, was drugged and had her wings cut off of he in her drug-induced sleep. 1,145 more words

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My friends are feminists - HELP! part 1

My friends have recently been very vocal on their social network accounts about being feminist. I left college more than a year ago and the last I’ve been with them, I already felt the urges. 197 more words


Bring Back Our Girls and "the Politics of Pity"

In the early morning of April 16, 2014, over 270 schoolgirls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, whose name translates to “Western education is a sin” in the local language. 2,302 more words


Ep.4 B-Sides: Laclau, continued

Join us for the continuation of our conversation on Ernesto Laclau. In relation to his “Universalism, Particularism, and the Question of Identity” and “Why Do Empty Signifiers Matter for Politics,” we discuss the relationship of empty signifiers to freedom, agency, and politics, what feminist theory, intersectionality, and new materialism might have to say to Laclau’s work, and critique his account of particularity as it relates to gender. 48 more words


Gender Trouble in Katherine Mansfield's 'Bliss'

“. . . but I tell you, my lord fool, out of this nettle danger, we pluck this flower, safety.” [1]

‘Bliss’ opens with the heroine – Bertha – being moved by an overwhelming, and misunderstood, feeling of anticipation, which is particularly characterised by her inability to give expression to it. 1,036 more words

Critical Commentary

Gender roles/norms in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy Summers is NOT a strong woman

This post explores feminine and masculine representation of Buffy Summers from the television show BTVS through a feminist lens. 1,554 more words

What is Dating?

An interesting image is making the rounds on social media.

While I can certainly support the message of equality and autonomy put forth in the final proposition, “HER BODY, HER RULES”, the t-shirt conveys a problematic message. 302 more words

Social Issues