Gayatri Spivak, in Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing Historiography, posits that although essentialism is highly problematic for the knowledge it creates about the “other”, there is sometimes a political and social need for what she calls “strategic essentialism.” Spivak uses this term to refer to the strategy that nationalities, ethnic groups or minority groups can use to present themselves. 160 more words
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Discussions on female sexuality and empowerment have reignited across social media in recent weeks, largely thanks to this nude selfie of Kim Kardashian. As with all issues of debate, public response has been divided into two camps, each arguing Kardashian’s public display of sexuality as for or against the feminist agenda of advancing women’s rights. 1,203 more words
The following are all separate incidents, having no bearing upon one another, but perhaps may as well be recorded together.
I was doing some work in my orderly room, probably some time in 1918, when my orderly room corporal came in to say that a dump was on fire. 1,506 more words