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Theory is not a reality

Reading a book:

THE THEORY

“Every action has a sexual equation.”

I remember this at all times

BUT (OH NO!)

When I see HER

Nothing or… 14 more words

Poetry

Sexual Politics in the Middle East

Recently there have been a few articles that discuss sex and women in the Middle East, including Mona el Tahawy’s piece in the New York Times. 2,176 more words

Egypt

Kate Millett's Sexual Politics

Kate Millett was the first notable feminist after Simone de Beauvoir to address the construction of woman within male writing. According to Millett, the man-woman relationship is deeply embedded in power structures with political implications – thus she derived the term “sexual politics”. 232 more words

Literary Theory

Body Politics: Analyzing Beyoncé via Judith Butler and Simone De Beauvoir, or, A Woman's Command of Sex

Editor’s Note: I realize that this essay is dated. In reality, I’m still working my way through Beyoncé’s latest masterpiece, Lemonade, for several different reasons, mostly because it’s so heavy on imagery and psychological subtext that I have to brush up on my Kübler-Ross and literary theory before I even attempt an analysis.  2,926 more words

Women's Issues

Health Recommendations For Women Entering Combat

The 1994 ban on women in combat has been lifted. Women are soon going to be entering physically demanding positions in the US army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force. 4,729 more words

Women

Lyanna Stark Costume - McCall's 6940

With season 6 of Game of Thrones fast approaching, it’s high time I posted about my Lyanna Stark costume.

(If you object to seeing material from season 5, or interpretation of a book published 20 years ago, read no further. 735 more words

Sewing

"When Submit Feels Like a Dirty Word"

I really appreciate April’s work at the Peaceful Wife and the good humor of the authoress she is currently featuring who wrote When Submit feels like a Dirty Word. 795 more words