Book review by Femke Boom “I think you should write about the one that scares you the most. Taking risks…
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.
In this essay, Zama Madondo will attempt to account for the gendering process of states through her analysis of security performances and their impact on the “protected” by investigating why and how masculinized performances of protection are carried out by the United States of America.
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.
Met de opkomst van sociale media is ook een nieuwe vorm van seksueel grensoverschrijdend gedrag ontstaan: de ongeautoriseerde verspreiding van digitaal sexy beeldmateriaal. Onderzoek onder jonge plegers laat zien dat het oplossen van dit probleem begint met een positiever en geëmancipeerder vertoog over sexting.
In smaller towns in South Africa, Johannesburg is dubbed ‘The City of Gold’ and it’s seen as the place where people have so much money, that they throw it at you like confetti upon arrival. Zama Madondo is from such a small town, and sets these expectations straight.
The Female of the Species is a contemporary young adult novel written by Mindy McGinnis. It takes a closer look at ‘rape culture’, and depicts the struggles of girls regarding stigmas and the patriarchal society.
Een korte uiteenzetting waarom het beperkend is om homo- en biseksuele relaties te accepteren, enkel gebaseerd op het idee dat seksuele oriëntatie een aangeboren kenmerk is.
Curated by Girls is a Berlin based art collective that seeks to challenge the contemporary stigmas surrounding womanhood. Curated by Girls aims to destabilize the norm by showing us a new femininity, fused with progressive ideals and new imaginaries.
A delightful duology: ‘Vicious’ and ‘Vengeful’ by V.E. Schwab. Both books play with the question as to what morality really is, and they show that the concept of good and evil is not as black and white as we tend to believe.
SHOUT Wageningen is a LGBTQ+ interest group and social association. with the main goal of creating a safe environment for LGBTQ+ people. Everyone is welcome: young, old, student, non-student, gay, transgender, cisgender or (cis) straight ally.
It is a straightforward, yet ambiguous title in an age wherein the subject of gender triggers so much controversy. However, it is exactly this discrepancy between an idea of gender and the reality of gender what this film tries to address.