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Enitharmon’s Nature

Enitharmon is the woman torn by tradition and revolution as she tries to piece the world together and allow society to sustain itself. She wants to do the best to keep her family together and wants salvation for all yet she separates herself from the whims of other women. She orders her children to “Go: tell […] Continue reading

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Woman’s Power: Chastity, Seduction, & Flirtation

Enitharmon’s eighteen-hundred-year-old slumber is described as the “female dream” because it epitomizes all that Enitharmon wanted. As described in S. Foster Damon’s A Blake Dictionary, Enitharmon is a free woman, and hopes to use her freedom and indoctrinate man with the belief that woman have more power (Damon 132a). To exert her dominance and power […] Continue reading

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To Be a Monster, Physically or Mentally

In Science Fiction and Realism alike, the novels often deal with monsters: monsters that haunt the night in science fiction and monsters that haunt the mind in realism. The monsters in science fiction tend to be physical, while the monsters in realism tend to be mental. To start off, let’s look at the definition of […] Continue reading

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Reinventing The Science Babe

Feminism. This controversial word, which essentially means that men and women should have equal rights, has so many connotations, and unfortunately most of them are negative. I’m a proud feminist, and even in 2015, it’s disconcerting for me to see so many stereotypical and often farcical portrayals of women. I love J.J. Abrams and his rendition […] Continue reading

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Women And The Gaming World, also #Gamersgate

I’m not going to lie, I approached the whole gaming world with many pre-conceived notions and stereotypes of gaming culture and the very people that played these games. I pictured the overweight, late-twenties male in a stained and dirty t-shirt hidden in his parents’ basement playing games alone for hours, with the reflective glow of […] Continue reading

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Senegal: Controversial Local News

Rape Victim Pays the Price of Archaic Laws A 10-year-old girl who lives in the southern region of Zinguinchor, pregnant with twins after being raped by her neighbor, is being forced to continue her pregnancy, after human rights campaigners lost their fight to secure a legal abortion. The women lawyers’ association is still lobbying Senegal’s… Continue reading

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Interpreting Rape in Blake’s A Vision: A Provisional Reading

We discussed in class today Blake’s controversial representation of female rape in the “Argument” to Visions of the Daughters of Albion.  Just because we read Blake retrospectively as a “genius” does not mean we should let him off the hook for his sexist representation of female rape:  Oothoon plucks “Leutha’s flower,” asserted her feminine sexual identity by […] Continue reading

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Feminism and Openness to Moral Questions

I spent a long time this afternoon trying to figure out exactly what it was that bothers me about feminism, or at least my perception of it.  I often find myself defending feminism to other people (typically conservatives, including relatives), … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gaze in “Blink”

The Dr. Who episode “Blink” suffers from a number of problems in its portrayal of gaze and gender.  The whole episode focuses on gaze and watching people, especially those who are unaware that they are being watched.  From the beginning, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Southern women, domestic violence, and rebellion

Generally speaking, I plan on writing my final paper on portrayals of independent women and domestic abuse in film.  Specifically, I want to focus on a very specific type of woman in American culture: the white Southern woman.  My paper … Continue reading Continue reading

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