Category Archives: patriarchy

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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The Girl Who Gained Control: Lisbeth as the Exchanged and Exchanger

The trafficking and exchange of women is a theme that runs throughout Steig Larsson’s Millennium series. This is developed most explicitly in the second film, The Girl Who Played with Fire, which opens with a journalist/academic pair who reveal they … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Self-Reflexive Gaze: From Eroticism to Humor

Laura Mulvey’s seminal essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” interrogates cinematic history, and finds it to be decidedly patriarchal. Mulvey documents, fairly convincingly, the ways in which women are eroticized and fetishized as visual objects: for the (male) characters within … Continue reading Continue reading

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