‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Raises Questions On Gender and Torture, Gives No Easy Answers
Feminism / Films

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Raises Questions On Gender and Torture, Gives No Easy Answers

With her female-centric tour-de-force, Kathryn Bigelow has been praised & condemned. People question whether the film endorses torture (calling Bigelow “torture’s handmaiden”) or merely depicts torture. It raises complex questions on gender dynamics & the War on Terror. Continue reading

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On Race, Crime & Human Rights: 10 Lessons I Learned From Troy Davis

When I was a tween, my mom worked at a prison in Connecticut. She calculated the payroll for the correctional officers at a facility imprisoning male inmates. Listening to my mother talk about her job, my thoughts often wandered to the inmates’ lives. How did they deal with daily confinement? What would life be like … Continue reading