G.I. Jane: “Empowering” Language

Here, I’m interested in the thinking about the language that finally brings O’Neill’s moment of “empowerment” in G.I. Jane.

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Beat It: Invisible Violence Against Women

Honest’s post “‘Let Them Be Cake’…Said Nobody Ever: Distinguishing Battery From Baking” immediately made me think of the song Beat It by Sean Kingston, Chris Brown, and Wiz Khalifa, and the thoughts I had when it first came out last spring. When I first heard this song, I heard it in passing somehow. I heard…

The Use of Gendered Language in Latin

Hannah’s post in “My Problem with Rashida’s Tweet: #stopactinglikewhores” got me thinking about our recent class discussion that the very language we use to discuss gender and gender binaries are already embedded in excess of their meanings.