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 […]

Colonialism, Imperialism, and Orientalism in David Henry Hwang M. Butterfy

  When Bernard Boursicot, a French diplomat stationed in China, met opera singer Shi Pei Pu, he believed Shi to be a woman.  The two started a ‘relationship‘ which eventually led to some espionage (apparently even the French have spies, though the reason for this in unclear to me).  Boursicot thought that he was compelled to […]