[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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sex and gender with bodies

In this course, we have been carefully considering the concept of gender, how it is culturally situated, and how it is created through public acts of performing selves, themselves informed by cultural ideologies of gender. Now, for your final post, reflect on what you have learned about the relationship of gender and language—what knowledge have … Continue reading sex and gender with bodies

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)