When men play female avatars in online games, they change the way they speak to conform to female stereotypes—but the way they move betrays their masquerade.
All cookbooks are political. Written by women and consumed mostly by women, cookbooks have always been a way for ladies to talk to each other about the way they live (and the way they should). Once, this meant that tucked between recipes for Bundt cake and Béarnaise were subtle or not-so-subtle calls to arms: assertions of the importance of female education, campaigns for the vote, and other declarations of independence.
In this essay, I will not be be discussing these works but rather films that deviate from and/or hide their sources. Exploring such divergence and occlusion is provocative and rewarding. In thinking about the different artistic and ideological approaches to the same narrative material, we reach a deeper understanding of what is going on in the fiction of Julio Cortázar and in the films that have robbed him or paid him tribute.
Has every theory promulgated by Science, which is to say, by individual or groups of scientists, been true? Obviously not. Therefore Science isn’t always true, and you’d best believe that. Has every theory put forth in Philosophy, History, etc. been true? Certainly not. Though some have. Is every painting or novel or poem been valuable? No. But some are. And so on.
The rarity of spouses like Vladimir Nabokov’s, who dedicated her life to supporting his career, may be hindering gender parity in literature.
Yes, I know that I am pretty much always being watched (especially at a beautiful tourist attraction in New York City, doing something partly designed to attract attention) but that didn’t prepare for me for the reality of seeing myself taken out of context.