Saturday, February 05, 2011

It's a funny thing...

...I am aware that, for pretty much all of human history (and before, in all likelihood), women have been treated as second-class citizens at best. That powerful men have made laws and upheld traditions that kept--and continue to keep--women in a subservient condition.

And yet, whenever I hear anyone use the term "patriarchy," I immediately stop taking them seriously.

I feel the same way about the phrase "the male gaze," but I'm less sure whether there's any substance to that or even what, exactly, it's supposed to mean.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Don't look back...

...something might be gaining on you.

Image source (As far as I know, anyway. Tumblr is where pictures go to forget their past.)