Film Screening: !Women Art Revolution

Film Screening: !Women Art Revolution

Watching American artist Lynn Hershman Leeson’s 2010 documentary film !Women Art Revolution was a fabulous and inspiring light during my COVID-19 quarantine. Amidst what has felt like a cyclical entrapment in the mundane world of waking up, coffee, homework, bed, repeat, Leeson’s film sheds light on the inspiration of the artists of the 20th century…

The COVID-19 Crisis: Impacting Both Physical and Mental Health

The COVID-19 Crisis: Impacting Both Physical and Mental Health

As I’m sure everyone with access to a radio, television, computer, or window peering onto the empty streets knows, the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic has forced people all around the world to make colossal, and sometimes detrimental, lifestyle changes. Broadly speaking, this virus has had wide-ranging effects on global citizens. Women, specifically, are projected to…

Book Review: Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Book Review: Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: it’s a cheeky title for an elegant book. The latest contribution from Mari Ruti includes a blend of “theoretical reflection, cultural critique, and political commentary with personal anecdotes” (xxx). This combination makes for an illuminating perspective on gender, bad feelings, the consequences of consumer capitalism and neoliberalism, and the…