As I noted at the top, this post in no way covers the entirety of Santa-related mythology. This is a big story and it has more branches than I could ever hope to cover. But I wanted to give y'all an idea of just how expansive and old this legend is.
[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
[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?