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Rape as Literary Device

Okay, so I think we can all agree rape is a pretty terrible thing. I don’t even want to get into the victim-blaming and rape-apology aspects of it right now. 661 more words

The Jazz Club: Caging a Free Bird

There I sat.

In a small, smokey ol’ Jazz Club. Illuminated by glowing lights that cast a golden haze… that masked the scars and scraps of the old building and furniture that surrounded us. 560 more words

My Soap Box Dialogue To Society

Nightclubs, please remove your entry ratios

Breasts? Check. This was what the large, unsmiling man assessed me on before granting me entry into a nightclub last Saturday night. Unfortunately for the group of men in front of me, they were made to wait another fifteen minutes before they were able to enter. 695 more words

Creepstars at the community pool

Yesterday after a long wait I went swimming at the pool in my neighbourhood. Located in one of India’s premiere colleges it really is one of the few pools easily and not very cheaply accessible by public. 333 more words


We Are Our Own Voyeurs: The Reclaiming (Or Re-Commodifying) of Post-Feminist Female Bodies

By Sarah M 

A few months ago on Conversation X, Sara L posted this poignant piece thinking about what it means for modern women to live within the constraints of male expectations. 1,424 more words

Politics & Culture

Gazed At and Confused: The Transformation of the Male Gaze in Contemporary Cinema

(Author’s Note: Once upon a time, I made a shitty video essay for my Sex on TV class. And here it is. There are moments where it’s hard to understand what I’m saying because I messed up the sound levels of the music, so below is a complete transcript.) 2,187 more words

Take One

The Male Gaze: The Problem is That Your Preference Matters At All

A conversation from a few months back regarding male gaze. It began with my sharing this piece of satire. Upon whom should befall the task to truncate unhealthy perceptions of beauty? 2,308 more words