A miller, who was so poor that he had nothing else but his mill and a large apple tree behind it, went into the forest to fetch wood. While there he met an old man who said: 'Why are you torturing yourself so much? I’ll make you rich if you promise to give me what’s behind your mill. In three years I’ll come and fetch what’s mine.'
The basic theme of all of these stories, however, is that little girls that stray from the path will find themselves at the mercy of a Big Bad Wolf (or another vicious beastie). And no, in the Western versions we're not talking about actual wolves. IT'S A METAPHOR, PEOPLE!
[CW: sexual violence on television] I recently started back into Law & Order: SVU after taking a 3 month break and I remembered that one of my first posts for my Visual Rhetoric course (Summer 2021) was about SVU, the nature of television, and the way that the show has changed over its decades-long run … Continue reading On My Complicated Relationship with Law and Order: SVU
This is an ad for pants, y’all, literally. It’s advertising men’s pants. That’s it. And for some reason, someone in that ad meeting thought “What if we show a man from the waist down, wearing these pants, and have him standing on a tiger-skin rug with a woman’s head…” and someone else said “Brilliant!”
[CW: mentions of sexual assault/abuse, violence against women] First of all, I love horror movies, tv shows, and books. I always have. I saw Poltergeist when I was 8 and read The Shining when I was 10. That kind of thing leaves a mark. It really does. And I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of the Final Girl.
[CW: sexual assault and consent]...I do wonder about the private opinions of the women who viewed this picture at the time it was printed in Life magazine. There are women laughing in the photos, but is it true laughter or is it that uncomfortable laughter that women sometimes do because they don't know how else to respond and they've been conditioned to accept this kind of behavior?