Tracey Ullman’s “Mugged” is a brief comedy sketch which brilliantly challenges the norms of rape culture: more specifically the rape myths which position the victims as blame-worthy and responsible.
There will be less political antagonism in this post than a sense of positivity and hope (I hope…). The post-Women’s March euphoria is upon us, and I haven’t truly come down from that high. In the face of overwhelming intolerance and hate, and the knowledge of four (possibly though hopefully not more than four) years… Continue reading Post-March Hope
The privileged today are those who are truly not thrown by the election results in the US – those who are unperturbed. They are the ones who know their livelihoods and hopes are in “safe” hands. They are the powered individuals whose conformity to majority rules renders them safe in a new Trump-ian world. I… Continue reading Trump: Them Vs Us
Many of us have been unfortunate enough to witness the vitriol and small-mindedness which accompanied the build-up and release of the gender-reversed reboot of Ghostbusters earlier this year. With it, of course, came the chorus of mostly male laments against feminism: “How dare four women take the place of four men, who do they think… Continue reading The Woes of Feminism and the Movies
Laura Bates’ phenomenal and eye-opening Everyday Sexism Project first hit the web in 2012 as a new kind of digital-based consciousness raising project, where women were actively encouraged to discuss and analyze their own experiences with sexism and misogyny. Starting the website, Bates’ original hope was to acquire at least 100 stories but quickly… Continue reading #WhenIWas
“The following contains graphic content that may be emotionally unsettling but reflects the reality of what is happening daily on college campuses “Til It Happens To You” Lady Gaga To say Lady Gaga is a controversial persona might be a moot point at this stage. Certainly, many revile her many ostentatious looks as “over… Continue reading Gaga Politics: Lady Gaga’s AntiRape Activism and”Til It Happens To You”
I’m more than a little proud of my educational resume – I know, it’s privileged of me to say so, I acknowledge that I have been lucky enough in my race/ethnicity/class that I have been able to achieve as I have, though I have worked hard as a motivated student and aspiring lecturer/researcher. So I’m… Continue reading My University’s Experience With Revenge Porn