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Category Archives: rape
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
There were a number of wonderful presentations this week, even if the sudden onset of a fever caused me (quite unfortunately!) to miss the second day. Julie’s project on the portrayal of violence against women in film seems interesting, especially … Continue reading → Continue reading
This blog post comes in light of a quote recently stated by Rick Ross, as well as our discussions in class on media representations and how they shape our understandings of certain things. Rape can be very simply understood or … Continue reading → Continue reading
For my final project I plan to explore the portrayal of rape in film and the effects rape scenes have on viewers. I chose this topic because I had a knee-jerk negative reaction to the rape scenes we’ve watched in … Continue reading → Continue reading
This week in class we discussed the topic of sexual assault and we saw some mind-blowing statistics. I find it a horrifying thought that a sixth of my female friends could be a victim of rape. When the statistics were … Continue reading → Continue reading
I was considering what to write about this week, and I suddenly found myself inspired as I was reading the news tonight. I was reading an article on CNN about a rape case trial that is beginning in Ohio this … Continue reading → Continue reading
I was really bothered by the ever-present threat of violence in “All About My Mother.” Most disturbing to me was the scene in which Manuela first finds Agrada, when Agrada is being beaten and possibly raped by a client. Agrada … Continue reading → Continue reading