India Arie might not be her hair but is she her body?: Image, facebook and Victoria’s secrets

Think about it, Why is it that I, slim 6 ft creature, eats as or even more and more unhealthy than some of my friends called fat but people would still call me skinny?or even worse,preach about how I’m so lucky, “you can eat anything and never have to worry about being fat”. Like death from high cholesterol is a joke compared to being unable to zip those undersized pants we buy for ourselves in hope,

Empowerment in Enough

One movie that has really got me thinking this semester about women’s empowerment has been Enough.  I think this is partially because of the role of domestic abuse in the film. In the beginning of the film Enough, Slim plays the role of a stereotypical woman.  Indeed, the only we way we can truly individualize…

Creative Mom Creates her Kid’s Identity

Creative Mom Creates her Kid’s Identity I stumbled upon this link of Queenie Liao’s photos the other day and wondered what Lacan might make of her project. Consider from our Lacan reading a few weeks back: “Identification with a constellation of images leads to a behavioral pattern that reflects the social structures within which these images…

Harry Potter and Lacan

Inspired by this post on ACVoice, I started thinking about Harry Potter’s Mirror of Erised in relation to Lacan. When explaining to Harry the Mirror of Erised, Albus Dumbledore said, “Let me explain. The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would…

What Legally Blonde Taught Me About College

What Legally Blonde Taught Me About College I promise to post something more relevant to Lacan and related readings, but for now I thought I’d share this link. Happy reading! Although #5 is pretty relevant to the reading. The quote is, “Do you think she woke up one morning and said, “I think I’ll go…

Paranoiac Knowledge in Legally Blonde

An example of Paranoiac Knowledge in Legally Blonde: Elle slaps David, and accuses him of breaking her heart and giving her the greatest pleasure ever known and then taking it away. David changes. He is the same David he was seconds before who was being rejected by a fellow co-ed, but now he is also more, because of the way Elle has interacted with him and labeled him as an object of desire.

“23” and Lacan

Within Lacan fresh in my head, I immediately noticed the presence of the mirror shots in Miley Cyrus’s new music video for “23.” The first shot is seen at 0:41 and the second at 5:01. While Lacan focuses on the mirror stage, which occurs between the ages of 6 and 18 months, the video made…