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Representation Matters - on Islam, Star Trek, Dracula and the World.

Some of you may have noticed that the blog is late this week. Truth be told, I struggled with what to write. Once it was written, I struggled with whether to post it. 1,270 more words

Managing Conflicts Among Women

I wrote this piece, about eight months ago, and I gave this speech, about six months ago, as way stations in my progress towards articulating* my thoughts about how we respond to confrontation within feminism, and confrontation generally with other women. 2,418 more words

Consequences of Honesty

Hamlet is perhaps one of the most complex characters to ever be penned into existence.  And ironically, his complexity makes him ambiguous with equal fervor.  This interpretive dissonance is exacerbated by the madness that Hamlet attempts to convey—to which he accomplishes all too well.  1,852 more words


Genre as activism

Recently I broadcast my publication methodology. I like to use open access tools such as twitter and blogging to develop and hone my thoughts. But do I have to… 604 more words


Daria: A Character Development Masterclass, Part 6 - Stacy and Brittany

Welcome, readers and writers! This is the sixth and final installment of my exploration of Daria – who’s excited?

This show is a fantastic example of writing of female characters as people with a wide range of personalities and drives, rather than relying on tired old tropes.  4,782 more words

Feminist views on the family

Feminist Perspectives on the Family

Feminism recap

Almost all feminists agree that “gender” is socially constructed. This means that gender roles are learnt rather than determined by biology, and the most significant institution where we are socialised into our appropriate roles and norms of behaviour is the family.  1,830 more words


Mulvey on Morocco

You’ve read Laura Mulvey’s analysis of Sternberg’s Morocco (1930).  Now take a look at the film’s trailer.  Where do you see examples of Mulvey’s arguments about narrative cinema?  36 more words

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