I’ve been MIA for a while on this blog, but now I’m back and with a new type of post to try out. Unsolved mysteries, murders and other true crime related stories have always been a huge interest of mine, so I decided why not start a series on my blog discussing and researching a few of the cases I find most interesting. Let me know in the comments if this series is something you’d be interested in seeing more of from me!
Hello, it’s been a while. But I’m just in time for Halloween.
Halloween; a time where I usually spend hours applying the bloodiest makeup imaginable, then hitting the local shops with my friend Alice to showcase our masterpieces. Usually I don’t even dress up as a specific person or idea, instead I tend to create my own character, with names, backstories and everything…but that’s a writer for you, I guess.
I re-read one of my favorite books recently, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, and forgot how much I loved it. A book about women, oppression, racism, sexism, God, religion and probably most importantly, love- it’s one of those rare books that are an experience, teaching you and staying with you throughout your life.
IT’S A GIRL, a 2012 documentary movie on the gendercide and the widespread devaluation, abuse and neglect of women and girl’s in India, China and the rest of the world. Directed by Evan Grae Davis, this documentary is a compelling and shocking look at the war we have allowed to go on against women for so long.
SPOILERS AHEAD- The Shining. As I was watching The Shining for the second time with my new pair of eyes (see my last post about the documentary Room 237) I started to get some feminist ‘vibes’ from the film. And by that I don’t mean subliminal messaging telling me to go burn my bra, I mean I kind of got the feeling that this film was trying to say something about misogyny, gender conventions and Hollywood film stereotypes…even if not intentionally, I still picked up on it. Let me try and explain.