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Homo Sacer and the State of Exception in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

~”The birth of the camp in our time appears as an event that decisively signals the political space of modernity itself”–Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. In the introduction to Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power a… Continue reading

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Sexual Fluidity in But I’m a Cheerleader?

When I watched But I’m a Cheerleader and read Eva Phillips’ review, I kept wondering who director Jamie Babbit was targeting when she made this film. Who was the film’s intended audience? Gays and lesbians? Closeted youth? Youth exploring their … Continue reading Continue reading

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the prevelance of the gender binary

In keeping with our class discussion and weekly theme of the gender binary constructed by society, I’d like to discuss several instances where I witnessed this forced gender classification over the course of the week. I always love it when … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Gender Roles

There are several instances of irony in terms of the portrayal of gender roles in the film, “But I’m a Cheerleader”.  The story is about a young girl sent to camp in order to learn how to be straight, as … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gender Spectrum

I thought one of the most thought-provoking and intriguing conversations we had in class today was about the differences between male and female and man and woman.  Before this conversation, I had never thought about the distinction between the two, … Continue reading Continue reading

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