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More Than Capable of Completing Men’s Work

My copy of the book did not have any reading questions so I will do my best to interpret the first blog post question and answer it to the fullest extent. The roles that gender played in the codebreakers life and work World War II were significant. Women were subject to doubt, cut wages, and […] Continue reading

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WWII Codebreaking Badass Women

Although women born in the twenties could enjoy the results of women’s suffrage, they were not treated as equals in society. During the time of WWII, many families were extremely broken down. The adults in the family had to live with PTSD from growing up in the Great Depression. The kids in the family had […] Continue reading

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The Beautiful People: Manson and Blake in Death and Women

When observing the recitation of Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell” as done by Marilyn Manson, you do not expect the level of composure that Manson had when you look at his career as a musician/poet. With his rendition of the Blake poetry being spoken to the crowd, Manson delivers the symbolic imagery to the crowd in […] 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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dreaming aint just for men

Enitharmon’s dream was gendered as female because of its connection to Los; hitherto, Europe was ruled and dictated by a man’s dream, hence: “eighteen hundred years: Man was a Dream!” (12/9, line 2, 101). The logic of reason, or the ideology understood through the character Urizen, had been the contemporary order of society. Therefore, by […] 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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The need for feminists

I was so frustrated by watching Miss Representation. Because I have been in this class all semester, I was aware of some of the more jarring facts before watching this film, but the overall effect was still unsettling.  Before taking … Continue reading Continue reading

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Feminism and Violence Against Women

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

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Hypocrisy and Gaze in “Election”

The scene in which Mr. McAllister discusses his blossoming “friendship” with Linda highlights his hypocrisy, which is displayed throughout the film.  While in his voiceover Mr. McAllister attempts to present his actions in a positive light, clearly his behaviors are … 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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