The Deconstructions of Popular Music: ‘Blurred Lines’, by Robin Thicke

  The sexual autonomy of a woman is one of the central tenants of feminism, and whilst conversations surrounding rape culture are extremely important, rape may not be the most common way in which the hegemonic institutions of patriarchal society seek to control a woman’s sexual autonomy, though this is not to suggest that rape culture […]

A reviewof of Phillipa Berry’s Chastity and Power: Elizabethan Literature and the Unmarried Queen

While reading academic literature can be very engaging at times, it can also be extremely dull.  Sadly, in the case of Phillipa Berry’s Of Chastity and Power: Elizabethan Literature and the Unmarried Queen, the latter is the case.  The books sets a clear goal on the first page of the introduction, suggesting that: “with its […]

Patriachal Double Standards in John Ford’s ‘Tis A Pity She’s a Whore

So apparently John Ford is not just a director of western films during Hollywood’s golden age; he is also a Jacobean playwright!  Well, the two shared at name at the very least, even if they were born centuries apart.  We of course are concerned here with the playwright and more specifically his controversial play ‘Tis […]