Tag Archives: sexual violence

Of Bread and Circuses

As a card-carrying “geek girl,” it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that I’ve been watching Game of Thrones since it debuted on HBO back in 2011. Besides, I made this fact clear last summer when I reminisced about using … Continue reading

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Many Hands Make Light(er) Work

I am usually able to sustain a pace of approximately one essay per day here on JALC. Certainly, I have fantasies of writing lots more than that: sometimes those fantasies express themselves in the desire to write shorter or faster … Continue reading

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On Porn and “Potterotica”

I guess it’s my week to talk about sexualized body parts? This Button Poetry video from this year’s National Poetry Slam caught my attention yesterday: The title of Brenna Twohy’s spoken-word poem Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them is a punnish … Continue reading

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Either George Will or He Won’t

[Trigger warning: discussion of rape and other sexual assaults; quotations that show profound misogyny, slut-shaming and victim-blaming; and rebuttals that share stats and stories about rape and rape culture, and yeah, with a lot of profanity. A LOT of profanity.] I … Continue reading

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