Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Horror, Subversion, and Anxiety: The Female Role
It’s that time of year again, the perfect time to cuddle up with a cup of something hot and binge out on horror movies. Much has been written about zombies and vampires reflecting social anxiety regarding mindless consumerism and disease; let’s take it a step further and analyze movies with (anti-?)feminist themes. What do we learn about the pathologizing of young girls in "The Exorcist"? Or, to take a newer horror film, is the vampire in "A Girl Walks Home at Night" a rogue feminist? The possibilities are endless, and bloody, and endlessly bloody.
Hello, lesbian here who is so incredibly conflicted about Madoka Magika. On one hand, I just love love love love the show and enjoy the characters, but on the other hand it skeeves me out to see men sexualizing young girls. I wish there were Yuri which didn’t take place in high schools, I feel like it contributes to so much negative objectification of young girls and lesbians.
One thing I experimented with in the creative non-fiction class I took last semester was to write a two-page meditative essay. It really forces you to critically look at your subject when you only have 1,000 words or so at your disposal!
I’m currently working as a librarian and as a bookseller, and the experience has changed the way I look at shelves. Librarians have super-powered eyes; we are the best people to have on your scavenger hunt team.
I think that the best part about being in charge of archives is that not only do we know where everything is, but we know where to find other things similar and complementary to whatever is being searched for.
Tl:DR– I’m a really good person to have with you at a bookstore. I find thangz.