[Book Review] Viper Wine, by Hermione Eyre

This is a book for an energetic mind. I haven't finished it yet. I'm having a hard time getting into it, not because it isn't good or well written or whatever, but because I'm always so damn tired. If I felt like reading something, it would be this book. My first thought, after reading the … Continue reading [Book Review] Viper Wine, by Hermione Eyre

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the makings of men: yes, I’m doing my homework again

The conversation transcribed below is scripted, and is from a TV show called Six Feet Under. The clip (which is available for your viewing pleasure at the bottom of this post - you're welcome) is from the first season, which aired in 2001. The section which has been transcribed is a conversation between a father … Continue reading the makings of men: yes, I’m doing my homework again

The Madonna, the whore, and the BMW (a short academic offering)

If the art of a culture is a reflection of its values, advertisements should be considered no differently than a sculpture or a painting. Advertisements, too, reflect what we value. In terms of gender ideologies, our advertisements show us to be a culture rooted still in the Madonna/whore dichotomy of womanhood and the accompanying ideas … Continue reading The Madonna, the whore, and the BMW (a short academic offering)