Where Have All the Men Gone: Gender Discourse in Shôjo Manga

The biggest challenge feminism faces is negotiating the dichotomy between feminine and freedom. The term ‘feminine’ identifies not only a link to the female gender, but also connotes the style, manner, and perceived personality of women—in short a stereotype. This connotation causes many feminists to denounce ‘feminine’ as an umbrella term that over assumes its … Continue reading Where Have All the Men Gone: Gender Discourse in Shôjo Manga

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One Can Be Two

My first cry was in your arms Under harsh industrial lights, and The first sign of life I struggled to see was Your eyes like two black pearls set against Skin like Mediterranean sand. Then instinct kicked in as You pulled me into your embrace, Encasing me in a nucleus of Warmth—Love.   But, the … Continue reading One Can Be Two