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  • The Harlot’s Progress Archetypal Story

    The Harlot’s Progress Archetypal Story

    ‘The Wise Virgins’ published 1864 by Sir John Everett Millais

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  • The Male Gaze In Children’s Literature

    The Male Gaze In Children’s Literature

    Meg Elison has written a McSweeneys post about The Gaze which strikes a chord. IF WOMEN WROTE MEN THE WAY MEN WRITE WOMEN. At The Guardian, Lindesay Irvine (incidentally, a man) responded to this spoof gender reversal with: Anyone who’s ever had a brush with cultural studies will be familiar with Laura Mulvey’s influential theory of the male gaze in…

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  • Sex In Stories For Teenagers

    Sex In Stories For Teenagers

    The prevalence of ‘sl*ts’ and ‘wh*res’ in young adult literature and schoolyard banter is enough to make a feminist mother weep. Our daughters learn early the same sexually oppressive messages that we learnt: that female sexuality is a prize to be given to (or taken by) a man. Daily Life First of all, consent training starts young, way before the…

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  • Food And Sex In Children’s Literature

    Food And Sex In Children’s Literature

    Food plays an important role in children’s literature, and is one difference between mainstream literature and literature for children. Food means all sorts of things throughout literature — sometimes it symbolizes good, other times evil. Writers don’t care what they eat. They just care what you think of them. Sport, Harriet the Spy Why All The Food in Children’s Literature?…

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