Here, I’m interested in the thinking about the language that finally brings O’Neill’s moment of “empowerment” in G.I. Jane.
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…
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.
Can words such as bitch and lady be reclaimed in a feminist friendly way? And why do we even want to reclaim these words anyway?