Fear And Strength As Portrayed By Jessica Jones

Writing by Hannah Forsdike // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // An interesting comparison between masculinity and femininity can be made when comparing Jessica Jones to her male Netflix/Marvel counterpart Daredevil. While Jessica Jones emulates a feminine fear of being controlled, Daredevil portrays a much more stereotypically masculine fear of a physically debilitating injury or disability.

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Understanding Misinterpretations of Lolita Through the Film Una

Writing by Ellen Muller // Watching Una gave me a much deeper perspective on this Penguin Classic, because Una is given something denied to Lolita, which is the chance for the audience to hear her voice, and to get an impression of her personality separate from the abuser’s perspective. When compared as fictional literary texts, they make a powerful statement why the victim’s perspective is invaluable, without it the story risks being seen as fetishism.

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REVIEW: Dear White People

Writing by Sunny Adcock // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // The tagline on the promotional posters for ‘Dear White People’ read “bet you think this show is about you” and indeed, I am sure that many white audiences will watch the series and feel enraged. Rightly so? No. As someone who doesn’t at all believe in the idea of ‘reverse racism’ I find it hard to find sympathy for viewers who denied themselves the opportunity to enjoy a satirical and educational piece on race and instead decided to make it all about themselves.

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