by Alex Banciu A Guardian review called Mulan “the most empowered Disney heroine of all.” One could argue that there is some truth to this statement. Mulan manages to infiltrate the imperial army as a man.
What HBO´s “The Deuce“ can teach us about the intersection of sex work, power, class and capitalism
by Laura Schranz Due to new court rulings that loosened obscenity rules and left them rather ambiguous and open to interpretation, New York experienced a boom in sex work, leading to the so-called “Golden Age of Porn”. Place of action was mostly the so-called Deuce, a street in Manhattan between Times Square and 8th Avenue.
De vrouwen van Mad Men – De ruimte van Betty, Peggy en Joan [Raffia Archief]
Door Maartje Willemijn Smits De televisieserie Mad Men schetst een zeer gedetailleerd tijdsbeeld van de jaren zestig in Amerika. Met de tweede feministische golf nog in het verschiet, is seksisme aan de orde van de dag. Hoe deze problematische verhouding tussen mannen en vrouwen precies in elkaar zit, kunnen we beter begrijpen door te kijken naar hun gebruik van ruimte.
“Kartini” Princess of Java: A Film Review
by Reya Suwarsono Film director, Hanung Bramantyo, unfolds the story of Raden Adjeng Kartini (played by Dian Sastrowardoyo), a daughter born into a Javanese family of nobles in 1879. Her father’s position as a Javanese aristocrat working for the Dutch government provided her with the opportunity to attend a Dutch school – a privilege that few Indonesians had. Her exposure to Western ideals and education played a crucial role in her growth as an activist in her later years.
Decolonial Feminism in Academia, Rosalba Icaza
By Therese Gatterburg Anti-Racism Awareness Week, Radboud University The Anti-Racism Awareness Week, hosted by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, had … More
Looking at Gender Dimensions in Climate Change: Radboud International Women’s Day 2021
By Paula Werdnik “Caring for climate, caring for earth, and caring for people should be at the centre of economic value, … More
Fate: The Winx Saga: a childhood classic with a dark twist
By Paula Werdnik Anyone who has watched Winx Club, as a kid knows that it was all about fairies, glitter and girl power … More
The rom-com you should rewatch during quarantine
Movie review by Karla Kiefer Looking for a film to watch during your quarantine and chill session? Well, here is … More
Book of the Month: “Goodbye to Berlin” by Chris. Isherwood
Book review by Femke Boom The book of the month this time is Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. Isherwood is one … More
Book of the Month: “With the Fire on High”
Book review by Femke Boom “I think you should write about the one that scares you the most. Taking risks … More
Exposing racism through colors: “Get Out” does it right
This article is a short analysis of the use of colors in the Oscar winning film Get Out from 2017 directed by Jordan Peele. The deeper meaning of this film is hidden underneath a layer of colors that, when analyzed critically, work so well to expose the contemporary American racism and race relations.
Book of the Month: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical novel written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It is a fictive biography of a Hollywood actress, which is set in the 1950s. There is an almost tangible tension between the ‘50s mind-set and sexuality, as well as feminism. The story is partially depicted in modern times with flashbacks to the ‘50s-‘90s as the actress tells her story.